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Exodus 1 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one fnwith his household:

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Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;

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Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;

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Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

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All the fnpersons who came from the loins of Jacob were seventy fnin number, but Joseph was already in Egypt.

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Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.

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But the sons of Israel were fruitful and fnincreased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly fnmighty, so that the land was filled with them.

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Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

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He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are fnmore and mightier than we.

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“Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and fnin the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and fndepart from the land.”

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So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with fnhard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.

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But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they fnspread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.

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The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;

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and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously fnimposed on them.

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Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom fnwas named Shiphrah and the other fnwas named Puah;

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and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

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But the midwives fnfeared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had fncommanded them, but let the boys live.

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So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?”

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The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife fncan get to them.”

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So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very fnmighty.

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Because the midwives fnfeared God, He fnestablished fnhouseholds for them.

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Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born fnyou are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
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NASB Footnotes

Literally: and
Literally: souls
Literally: as to souls
Literally: swarmed
Or, numerous
Or, too many and too mighty for us
Literally: it came about when war befalls that
Literally: go up from
Literally: their burdens
Literally: broke forth
Literally: worked through them
Literally: the name was
Or, revered
Literally: spoken to
Literally: comes to
Or, numerous
Or, revered
Literally: made
Or, families
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