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Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

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      17. But the midwives feared God--Their faith inspired them with such courage as to risk their lives, by disobeying the mandate of a cruel tyrant; but it was blended with weakness, which made them shrink from speaking the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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Brief Summary: The children of Israel multiply abundantly, The Egyptians decide to make the Hebrews their slaves, Pharaoh orders the death of all Hebrew male children.

Outline
1 The children of Israel multiply after Joseph's death
8 The more they are oppressed by a new king, the more they multiply
15 The midwives fear God and sure the men children alive
22 Pharaoh commands the male children be cast into the river.

Relief of Ancient Egyptian Beating Slaves
Relief of Ancient Egyptian Beating Slaves

Ancient Customs
New king over Egypt
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Pharaoh
treasure cities
serve with rigour
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Ancient Topics
New king over Egypt

Ancient People
Joseph, Pharaoh, Shiprah, Puah
The Children of Israel
Hebrews
the Egyptians
Shiphrah
Puah

Geography
Pithom
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The Exodus of the Hebrews

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Moses and the Exodus
The Giving of the Law
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