New Living Translation
But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king's orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.
King James Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Darby Bible Translation
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive.
World English Bible
But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:17 But the midwives feared God - Dreaded his wrath more than Pharaoh's, and therefore saved the men - children alive.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
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Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than any human authority.
So the king of Egypt called for the midwives. "Why have you done this?" he demanded. "Why have you allowed the boys to live?"
And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
1 Samuel 22:17
And he ordered his bodyguards, "Kill these priests of the LORD, for they are allies and conspirators with David! They knew he was running away from me, but they didn't tell me!" But Saul's men refused to kill the LORD's priests.
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.
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