Exodus 1:20
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So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.

King James Bible
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.

World English Bible
God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.

Young's Literal Translation
And God doth good to the midwives, and the people multiply, and are very mighty;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty - This shows an especial providence and blessing of God; for though in all cases where females are kept to hard labor they have comparatively easy and safe travail, yet in a state of slavery the increase is generally very small, as the children die for want of proper nursing, the women, through their labor, being obliged to neglect their offspring; so that in the slave countries the stock is obliged to be recruited by foreign imports: yet in the case above it was not so; there was not one barren among their tribes, and even their women, though constantly obliged to perform their daily tasks, were neither rendered unfruitful by it, nor taken off by premature death through the violence and continuance of their labor, when even in the delicate situation mentioned above.

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God.

Psalm 41:1,2 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble...

Psalm 61:5 For you, O God, have heard my vows: you have given me the heritage of those that fear your name.

Psalm 85:9 Surely his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

Psalm 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

Psalm 111:5 He has given meat to them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

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...

Isaiah 3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you...

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

the people.

Exodus 1:7,12 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty...

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Four Shaping Centuries
'Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt: every man and his household came with Jacob. 2. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3. Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. 6. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7, And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

But, as for that which is Written, that God did Good to the Hebrew...
32. But, as for that which is written, that God did good to the Hebrew midwives, and to Rahab the harlot of Jericho, [2444] this was not because they lied, but because they were merciful to God's people. That therefore which was rewarded in them was, not their deceit, but their benevolence; benignity of mind, not iniquity of lying. [2445] For, as it would not be marvellous and absurd if God on account of good works after done by them should be willing to forgive some evil works at another time before
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Exodus 1:12
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites

Exodus 1:19
The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."

Proverbs 11:18
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

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