Exodus 1:17
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New International Version
The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.

New Living Translation
But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king's orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.

English Standard Version
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.

New American Standard Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

King James Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

International Standard Version
But the midwives feared God and didn't do what the king of Egypt told them. Instead, they let the boys live.

NET Bible
But the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

New Heart English Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the midwives feared God and didn't obey the king of Egypt's orders. They let the boys live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

New American Standard 1977
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them but gave the men children their lives.

King James 2000 Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.

American King James Version
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

American Standard Version
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children.

Darby Bible Translation
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive.

English Revised Version
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male-children alive.

World English Bible
But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.

Young's Literal Translation
And the midwives fear God, and have not done as the king of Egypt hath spoken unto them, and keep the lads alive;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-22 The Egyptians tried to destroy Israel by the murder of their children. The enmity that is in the seed of the serpent, against the Seed of the woman, makes men forget all pity. It is plain that the Hebrews were now under an uncommon blessing. And we see that the services done for God's Israel are often repaid in kind. Pharaoh gave orders to drown all the male children of the Hebrews. The enemy who, by Pharaoh, attempted to destroy the church in this its infant state, is busy to stifle the rise of serious reflections in the heart of man. Let those who would escape, be afraid of sinning, and cry directly and fervently to the Lord for assistance.
Study Bible
Pharoah Orders Male Children Killed
16and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." 17But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live. 18So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"…
Cross References
Acts 4:18
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

Acts 5:29
But Peter and the other apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than men.

Exodus 1:18
So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"

Exodus 1:21
Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.

1 Samuel 22:17
And the king said to the guards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it to me." But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.

Proverbs 16:6
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
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But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

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