New American Standard Bible
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.
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;
Exodus 1:17 Parallel
LibraryProsperity under Persecution
Of this general principle we shall now proceed to consider three special illustrations. First, the circumstances of the children of Israel; secondly, the history of the church of Christ; thirdly, the experience of individual Christians. I. IN THE CASE OF ISRAEL, it did seem to be a deep-laid plot, very politic and crafty indeed, that as the kings of Egypt, themselves of an alien race, had subdued the Egyptians, they should prevent the other alien race, the Israelites, from conquering them. Instead …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"
Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.
1 Samuel 22:17
And the king said to the guards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it to me." But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
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