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Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"
King James Bible
And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
American Standard Version
And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?
Young's Literal Translation
and the king of Egypt calleth for the midwives, and saith to them, 'Wherefore have ye done this thing, and keep the lads alive?'
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Exodus 1:18 Parallel CommentariesAlive Boys Children Egypt Live Male Male-Children Men-Children Midwives Saved Summoned Wherefore WomenAlive Boys Children Egypt Live Male Male-Children Men-Children Midwives Saved Summoned Wherefore WomenTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Exodus 1:17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
Exodus 1:19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."