13 Wherefore the Egyptians by cruelty caused the children of Israel to serve.

14 Thus they made them weary of their lives by sore labor in clay and in brick, and in all work in the field, with all manner of bondage, [a]which they laid upon them most cruelly.

15 ¶ Moreover the King of Egypt commanded the midwives of the Hebrew women (of which the one’s name was [b]Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah)

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  1. Exodus 1:14 Hebrew, wherewith they served themselves of them by cruelty.
  2. Exodus 1:15 These seem to have been the chief of the rest.

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