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1 These are the names of the children of Israel, that went into Egypt with Jacob: they went in every man with his household: 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:
2 Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Juda, 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
3 Issachar, Zabulon, and Benjamin, 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
4 Dan, and Nephthali, Gad and Aser. 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of Jacob’s thigh, were seventy: but Joseph was in Egypt. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 After he was dead, and all his brethren, and all that generation, 6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
7 The children of Israel increased, and sprung up into multitudes, and growing exceedingly strong they filled the land. 7 but the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.
8 In the mean time there arose a new king over Egypt, that knew not Joseph: 8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
9 And he said to his people: Behold the people of the children of Israel are numerous and stronger than we. 9 "Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous for us.
10 Come let us wisely oppress them, lest they multiply: and if any war shall rise against us, join with our enemies, and having overcome us, depart out of the land. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country."
11 Therefore he set over them masters of the works, to afflict them with burdens: and they built for Pharao cities of tabernacles, Phithom, and Ramesses. 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
12 But the more they oppressed them, the more they were multiplied and increased. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
13 And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them: 13 and worked them ruthlessly.
14 And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth. 14 They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.
15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews: of whom one was called Sephora, the other Phua, 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
16 Commanding them: When you shall do the office of midwives to the Hebrew women, and the time of delivery is come: if it be a man child, kill it: if a woman, keep it alive. 16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children. 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 And the king called for them and said: What is it that you meant to do, that you would save the men children? 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"
19 They answered: The Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women: for they themselves are skilful in the office of a midwife; and they are delivered before we come to them. 19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong. 20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he built them houses. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Pharao therefore charged all his people, saying: Whatsoever shall be born of the male sex, ye shall cast into the river: whatsoever of the female, ye shall save alive. 22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."