Exodus Chapter 1:8-20

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us"

Exodus 1:8-20
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Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
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And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.
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Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.”
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Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses.
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But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel.
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So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves
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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.
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Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,
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“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.”
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But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.
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So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?”
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The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.”
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So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.
  1. Who arose as a new king over Egypt?
    Exodus 1:8
    Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
  2. What did he say to the people about Israel?
    Exodus 1:9-10
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    And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.
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    Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.”
  3. Why did they set taskmasters of Israel, and what did they build?
    Exodus 1:11
    Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses.
  4. Why did the the Egyptians dread them?
    Exodus 1:12
    But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel.
  5. How did the Egyptians make the children of Israel serve?
    Exodus 1:13-14
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    So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves
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    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.
  6. What did the King tell the midwives to do?
    Exodus 1:15-16
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    Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,
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    “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.”
  7. Instead of obeying the king, what did the midwives do?
    Exodus 1:17
    But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.
  8. When the King called for the midwives, how did they answer him?
    Exodus 1:18-19
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    So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?”
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    The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.”
  9. How did God deal with the midwives, and what resulted?
    Exodus 1:20
    So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.