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14 and (A)made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

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16 “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.”

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22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, (A)“Every son that is born to the Hebrews[a] you shall cast into (B)the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 1:22 Samaritan, Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew lacks to the Hebrews

Herod Kills the Children

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.

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