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Exodus 1:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the more they were humiliating them, the more, were they multiplying, and, the more, were they breaking forth,—so they were filled with alarm, because of the sons of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and as they afflict it, so it multiplieth, and so it breaketh forth, and they are vexed because of the sons of Israel;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But the more they oppressed them, the more they were multiplied and increased.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew: and they were grieued because of the children of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But as they humbled them, by so much they multiplied, and grew exceedingly strong; and the Mizraimites{gr.Egyptians} greatly abhorred the children of Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But the more x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
they afflicted 6031
{6031} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030.).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
them, the more 3651
{3651} Prime
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
they multiplied 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and grew. 6555
{6555} Prime
פָּרַץ
parats
{paw-rats'}
A primitive root; to break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
And they were grieved 6973
{6973} Prime
קוּץ
quwts
{koots}
A primitive root (rather identical with H6972 through the idea of severing oneself from (compare H6962)); to be (causatively make) disgusted or anxious.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
because 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 1:8-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied — To the grief and vexation of the Egyptians. Times of affliction, have oft been the church's growing times: Christianity spread most when it was persecuted.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And (e) they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

(e) The more God blesses his own, the more the wicked envy them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
But the more:
etc. Heb. and as they afflicted them, so they multiplied, etc.
Psalms 105:24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
Proverbs 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
Hebrews 12:6-11 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. ... Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

grieved:

Exodus 1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we:
Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Proverbs 27:4 Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before envy?
John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Acts 4:2-4 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. ... Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
Acts 5:28-33 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. ... When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and took counsel to slay them.
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Ex 1:9. Jb 5:2. Ps 105:24. Pv 21:30; 27:4. Jn 12:19. Ac 4:2; 5:28. Ro 8:28. He 12:6.

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