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.”

Exodus 1:18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives. “Why have you done this?” he demanded. “Why have you allowed the boys to live?”

Exodus 1:17 But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king’s orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.

Exodus 1:17 But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king’s orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.

Exodus 1:15 Then Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, gave this order to the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah:

Exodus 1:16 “When you help the Hebrew women as they give birth, watch as they deliver. If the baby is a boy, kill him; if it is a girl, let her live.”

Exodus 1:14 They made their lives bitter, forcing them to mix mortar and make bricks and do all the work in the fields. They were ruthless in all their demands.

Exodus 1:13 So the Egyptians worked the people of Israel without mercy.