New International Version
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
King James Bible
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.
World English Bible
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and as they afflict it, so it multiplieth, and so it breaketh forth, and they are vexed because of the sons of Israel;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the more they afflicted them - The margin has pretty nearly preserved the import of the original: And as they afflicted them, so they multiplied and so they grew That is, in proportion to their afflictions was their prosperity; and had their sufferings been greater, their increase would have been still more abundant.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
but the more. Heb. and as they afflicted them, so they multiplied.
LibraryFour Shaping Centuries
'Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt: every man and his household came with Jacob. 2. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3. Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. 6. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7, And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
But, as for that which is Written, that God did Good to the Hebrew...
but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
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