1:8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
1:9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
1:10Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
1:11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
1:12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
1:13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
1:14And they made their lives bitter 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, was with rigour.
1:15And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
1:16And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
1:17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
1:18And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
1:19And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
1:20Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
1:21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
1:22And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
2:1And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2:2And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
2:3And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
2:4And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
7:19The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
7:34I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.