Exodus 1:17
Good News Translation
But the midwives were God-fearing and so did not obey the king; instead, they let the boys live.

Contemporary English Version
But the two women were faithful to God and did not kill the boys, even though the king had told them to.

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

New American Bible
The midwives, however, feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt had ordered them, but let the boys live.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

feared God.

Genesis 20:11 Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:

Genesis 42:18 And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Psalm 31:19 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:13 Counsel and equity is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine.

Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Proverbs 24:11,12 Deliver them that are led to death: and those that are drawn to death, forbear not to deliver. . . .

Ecclesiastes 8:12 But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Daniel 3:16-18 Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, answered, and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter. . . .

Daniel 6:13 Then they answered, and said before the king: Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Juda, hath not regarded thy law, nor the decree that thou hast made: but three times a day he maketh his prayer.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness.

Micah 6:16 For thou hast kept the statutes of Amri, and all the works of the house of Achab: and thou hast walked according their wills, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing, and you shall bear the reproach of my people.

Matthew 10:28 And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:5 But I will shew you whom you shall fear: Fear ye him who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you: Fear him.

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answering, said to them: If it be just, in the sight of God, to hear you rather than God, judge ye.

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God rather than men.

Context
Oppression by a New King
16Commanding 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. 17But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children.18And the king called for them and said: What is it that you meant to do, that you would save the men children?…
Cross References
Acts 4:18
And calling them, they charged them not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus.

Acts 5:29
But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God rather than men.

Exodus 1:18
And the king called for them and said: What is it that you meant to do, that you would save the men children?

Exodus 1:21
And because the midwives feared God, he built them houses.

1 Samuel 22:17
And the king said to the messengers that stood about him: Turn, and kill the priests of the Lord, for their hand is with David, because they knew that he was fled, and they told it not to me. And the king's servants would not put forth their hands against the priests of the Lord.

Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Additional Translations
The midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

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

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt appointed them; and they saved the male children alive.

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

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

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

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

And the midwives fear God, and have not done as the king of Egypt hath spoken unto them, and keep the lads alive;
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