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

New Living Translation
So God was good to the midwives, and the Israelites continued to multiply, growing more and more powerful.

English Standard Version
So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.

Berean Study Bible
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became even more numerous.

New American Standard Bible
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.

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

Christian Standard Bible
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous.

International Standard Version
God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong.

NET Bible
So God treated the midwives well, and the people multiplied and became very strong.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God was good to the midwives. So the people increased in number and became very strong.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

New American Standard 1977
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and waxed very mighty.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.

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

American Standard Version
And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God did well to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very strong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong.

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

English Revised Version
And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.

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;
Study Bible
Oppression by a New King
19The midwives answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife arrives.” 20So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became even more numerous. 21And because the midwives feared God, He gave them families of their own.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so.

Exodus 1:12
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.

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

Proverbs 11:18
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but he who sows righteousness reaps a true reward.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and still lives long, yet I also know that it will go well with those who fear God, who are reverent in His presence.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

God.

Psalm 41:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble…

Psalm 61:5
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

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

the people.

Exodus 1:7,12
And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them…







Lexicon
So God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

was good
וַיֵּ֥יטֶב (way·yê·ṭeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

to the midwives,
לַֽמְיַלְּדֹ֑ת (lam·yal·lə·ḏōṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

and the people
הָעָ֛ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

multiplied
וַיִּ֧רֶב (way·yi·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

and became even more
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

numerous.
וַיַּֽעַצְמ֖וּ (way·ya·‘aṣ·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6105: To bind fast, close, powerful, numerous, to crunch the bones
(20) Therefore God dealt well with the midwives.--Heb., and God dealt well, &c. The reason is stated in Exodus 1:21. It was not because they equivocated and deceived the king, but because they feared God sufficiently to disobey the king, and run the risk of discovery. If they had been discovered, their life would have paid the forfeit.

Verses 20, 21. - Therefore God did well to the midwives. Literally, "And God did well," etc. (see ver. 21). Because they feared him sufficiently to disobey the king, and take their chance of a punishment, which might have been very severe-even perhaps death - God overlooked their weak and unfaithful divergence from truth, and gave them a reward. He made them houses. He blessed them by giving them children of their own, who grew up, and gave them the comfort, support, and happiness which children were intended to give. There was a manifest fitness in rewarding those who had refused to bring misery and desolation into families by granting them domestic happiness themselves. 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.
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