Exodus 1:21
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English Standard Version
And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And because the midwives feared God, he built them houses.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As the first plan miscarried, the king proceeded to try a second, and that a bloody act of cruel despotism. He commanded the midwives to destroy the male children in the birth and to leave only the girls alive. The midwives named in Exodus 1:15, who are not Egyptian but Hebrew women, were no doubt the heads of the whole profession, and were expected to communicate their instructions to their associates. ויּאמר in Exodus 1:16 resumes the address introduced by ויאמר in Exodus 1:15. The expression על־האבנים, of which such various renderings have been given, is used in Jeremiah 18:3 to denote the revolving table of a potter, i.e., the two round discs between which a potter forms his earthenware vessels by turning, and appears to be transferred here to the vagina out of which the child twists itself, as it were like the vessel about to be formed out of the potter's discs. Knobel has at length decided in favour of this explanation, at which the Targumists hint with their מתברא. When the midwives were called in to assist at a birth, they were to look carefully at the vagina; and if the child were a boy, they were to destroy it as it came out of the womb. וחיה for חייה rof ו from חיי, see Genesis 3:22. The w takes kametz before the major pause, as in Genesis 44:9 (cf. Ewald, 243a).

Exodus 1:21 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Samuel 2:35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind...

1 Samuel 25:28 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house...

2 Samuel 7:11-13,27-29 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies...

1 Kings 2:24 Now therefore, as the LORD lives, which has established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me an house...

1 Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight...

Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.

Psalm 127:1,3 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain...

Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established:

Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God...

Jeremiah 35:2 Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers...

Cross References
Exodus 1:17
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.

1 Samuel 2:35
And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.

2 Samuel 7:11
from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.

2 Samuel 7:27
For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house.' Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.

1 Kings 2:24
Now therefore as the LORD lives, who has established me and placed me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today."

1 Kings 11:38
And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

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