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Exodus 1:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made for them households.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and it cometh to pass, because the midwives have feared God, that He maketh for them households;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And because the midwives feared God, he built them houses.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it came to passe, because the midwiues feared God, that hee made them houses.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And as the midwives feared God, they established for themselves families.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it came to pass, because the midwives feared Elohim, that he made them houses.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it came to pass, x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the midwives 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
feared 3372
{3372} Prime
יָרֵא
yare'
{yaw-ray'}
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
that he made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them houses. 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 1:20-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 1:15-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 1:21

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he (h) made them houses.

(h) That is, God increased the families of the Israelites by their means.

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1 Samuel 2:35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, [that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
1 Samuel 25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee [all] thy days.
2 Samuel 7:11-13 And as since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. ... He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
2 Samuel 7:27-29 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. ... Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken [it]: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
1 Kings 2:24 Now therefore, [as] the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
1 Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do [that is] right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psalms 127:1 [[A Song of degrees for Solomon.]] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
Psalms 127:3 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.
Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
Jeremiah 35:2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
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1S 2:35; 25:28. 2S 7:11, 27. 1K 2:24; 11:38. Ps 37:3; 127:1, 3. Pv 24:3. Ec 8:12. Jr 35:2.

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