13 The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel (A)to labor rigorously; 14 and they made (B)their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously [a]imposed on them.

15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom [b]was named Shiphrah and the other [c]was named Puah;

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 1:14 Lit worked through them
  2. Exodus 1:15 Lit the name was
  3. Exodus 1:15 Lit the name was

13 and worked them ruthlessly.(A) 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor(B) in brick(C) and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.(D)

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives,(E) whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,

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