Exodus 1:20
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New Living Translation
So God was good to the midwives, and the Israelites continued to multiply, growing more and more powerful.

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;

Exodus 1:20 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:20 Therefore God dealt well with them - That is, built them up in families, and blessed their children.

Exodus 1:20 Parallel Commentaries

The 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
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king,
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.

Exodus 1:12
But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became.

Exodus 1:19
"The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women," the midwives replied. "They are more vigorous and have their babies so quickly that we cannot get there in time."

Proverbs 11:18
Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
But even though a person sins a hundred times and still lives a long time, I know that those who fear God will be better off.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the godly that all will be well for them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned!

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