New International Version
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
King James Bible
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
Darby Bible Translation
And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty - This shows an especial providence and blessing of God; for though in all cases where females are kept to hard labor they have comparatively easy and safe travail, yet in a state of slavery the increase is generally very small, as the children die for want of proper nursing, the women, through their labor, being obliged to neglect their offspring; so that in the slave countries the stock is obliged to be recruited by foreign imports: yet in the case above it was not so; there was not one barren among their tribes, and even their women, though constantly obliged to perform their daily tasks, were neither rendered unfruitful by it, nor taken off by premature death through the violence and continuance of their labor, when even in the delicate situation mentioned above.
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'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...
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
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