The midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.
Cross ReferencesActs 4:18
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and the other apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than men.
So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"
And because the midwives feared God, He gave them families of their own.
1 Samuel 22:17
Then the king ordered the guards at his side, "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they did not tell me." But the king's servants would not lift a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
By loving devotion and truth, wickedness is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD a man turns aside from evil.
Chapter Outline1. The children of Israel, after Joseph's death, increase.
8. The more they are oppressed by a new king, the more they multiply.
15. The godliness of the midwives in saving the male children alive.
22. Pharaoh commands the male children to be cast into the river
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