Now these [are] the names of the children of Israel, which came6 into Egypt; every man and his household came1 with Jacob.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
And all the souls that came out6 of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt [already].
And Joseph died,4 and all his brethren, and all that generation.
And the children of Israel were fruitful,1 and increased abundantly,4 and multiplied,4 and waxed exceeding 3966 mighty;4 and the land was filled11 with them.
Now there arose up4 a new king over Egypt, which knew1 not Joseph.
And he said4 unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we:
Come on,3 let us deal wisely101 with them; lest they multiply,4 and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out4 any war, they join8 also unto our enemies,6 and fight8 against us, and [so] get them up1 out of the land.
Therefore they did set4 over them taskmasters 8269 to afflict15 them with their burdens. And they built4 for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
But the more they afflicted17 them, the more they multiplied4 and grew.4 And they were grieved4 because of the children of Israel.
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve55 with rigour:
And they made their lives bitter17 with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve,1 [was] with rigour.
And the king of Egypt spake4 to the Hebrew midwives,18 of which the name of the one [was] Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
And he said,4 When ye do the office of a midwife15 to the Hebrew women, and see1 [them] upon the stools; if it [be] a son, then ye shall kill52 him: but if it [be] a daughter, then she shall live.1
But the midwives18 feared4 God, and did1 not as the king of Egypt commanded14 them, but saved the men children alive.17
And the king of Egypt called4 for the midwives,18 and said4 unto them, Why have ye done1 this thing, and have saved the men children alive?17
And the midwives18 said4 unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women [are] not as the Egyptian women; for they [are] lively, and are delivered1 ere the midwives18 come in4 unto them.
Therefore God dealt well55 with the midwives:18 and the people multiplied,4 and waxed very mighty.4
And it came to pass, because the midwives18 feared1 God, that he made4 them houses.
And Pharaoh charged17 all his people, saying,2 Every son that is born ye shall cast55 into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.17