the names of the sons of Israel of the ones entering into Egypt together with Jacob their father; each of them sojourning entered.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah,
Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin,
Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
But Joseph was in Egypt. And were all the
souls coming forth from Jacob -- five and seventy.
came to an end 1
Joseph], and all his brothers, and all that generation.
And the sons of Israel grew and multiplied, and [2
became], and grew strong exceedingly, exceedingly. [4
land] of them.
rose up 1
another] over Egypt who did not know Joseph.
And he said to
his nation, Behold, the race of the sons of Israel are a
great multitude, and they are strong above us.
Come then we should deal subtly with them, lest at any time they should multiply, and whenever [3
to us 2
may come to pass 1
a war], [2
will add 1
these also] to the opponents, and waging war against us they shall go forth from the land.
The Affliction of Israel
And he set to them supervisors over the works, that they might afflict them in their works. And they built [2
Pharaoh -- Pithom and Raamses, and On which is Heliopolis.
And in so far as they humbled them by so much, [2
many more 1
they became]. And they were strong exceedingly, exceedingly. And [3
were abhorred 1
Egyptians] of the sons of Israel.
Egyptians] the sons of Israel by
And they grievously afflicted them by
the life in the [2
hard] in the mortar, and in the making of bricks, and in all the works in the plains, according to all the works which they were reducing them to slavery with force.
of the 4
Egyptians] to the midwives of the Hebrews, to a certain one of them with
the name Shiphrah, and the name of the second Puah.
And he said to them, Whenever you act as midwife to the Hebrews, and they should be about to bear, if then it should be a male, you kill it! But if a female, preserve it!
midwives] God, and they did not do in so far as [4
of Egypt]. And they brought forth alive the males.
of Egypt] the midwives, and said to them, Why is it
that you did this thing, and brought forth alive the males?
midwives] to Pharaoh, Not as the
women of Egypt are
the Hebrews, for they give birth before [3
midwives], and they bear.
God did] to the midwives. And he multiplied the people, and it became strong exceedingly.
midwives] God, they made to themselves families.
gave orders 1
Pharaoh] to all his people, saying, Every male who ever should be born to the Hebrews [2
toss], and every female bring it forth alive!