Exodus 1:16
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
And he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3205 [e]בְּיַלֶּדְכֶן֙
when you help give birthPrep-b | V-Piel-Inf | 2fp
853 [e]אֶת־
5680 [e]הָֽעִבְרִיּ֔וֹת
the HebrewessesArt | N-proper-fp
7200 [e]וּרְאִיתֶ֖ן
and see [them]Conj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2fp
5921 [e]עַל־
70 [e]הָאָבְנָ֑יִם
the birthstoolsArt | N-md
518 [e]אִם־
1121 [e]בֵּ֥ן
[is] a sonN-ms
1931 [e]הוּא֙
4191 [e]וַהֲמִתֶּ֣ן
then you shall killConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-2fp
853 [e]אֹת֔וֹ
himDirObjM | 3ms
518 [e]וְאִם־
but ifConj-w | Conj
1323 [e]בַּ֥ת
[is] a daughterN-fs
1931 [e]הִ֖יא
2425 [e]וָחָֽיָה׃
then she shall liveConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs

Hebrew Texts
שמות 1:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר בְּיַלֶּדְכֶן֙ אֶת־הָֽעִבְרִיֹּ֔ות וּרְאִיתֶ֖ן עַל־הָאָבְנָ֑יִם אִם־בֵּ֥ן הוּא֙ וַהֲמִתֶּ֣ן אֹתֹ֔ו וְאִם־בַּ֥ת הִ֖יא וָחָֽיָה׃

שמות 1:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר בילדכן את־העבריות וראיתן על־האבנים אם־בן הוא והמתן אתו ואם־בת היא וחיה׃

שמות 1:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר בילדכן את־העבריות וראיתן על־האבנים אם־בן הוא והמתן אתו ואם־בת היא וחיה׃

שמות 1:16 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר בילדכן את העבריות וראיתן על האבנים אם בן הוא והמתן אתו ואם בת היא וחיה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

King James Bible
And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it's a daughter, she may live."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and see them. or, rather, and ye see them by the stone-trough; a stone, seems to signify in which they washed the new-born infants. See this subject fully illustrated in Fragments to Calmet, nos.

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