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Chapter 1 13
So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves 14
and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves. 15
Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16
“When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” 17
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.