1:1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
1:1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one with his household:

1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;

1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
1:3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;

1:4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
1:4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already.
1:5 And all the persons who came from the loins of Jacob were seventy in number, but Joseph was [already] in Egypt.

1:6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
1:6 And Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.

1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
1:7 But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.

1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
1:8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
1:9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.

1:10 come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land.
1:10 "Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and in the event of war, they also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us, and depart from the land."

1:11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses.
1:11 So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.

1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.

1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor:
1:13 And the Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;

1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.
1:14 and they made 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 imposed on them.

1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
1:15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah, and the other was named Puah;

1:16 and he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth-stool; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
1:16 and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see [them] upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

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

1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?
1:18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"

1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them.
1:19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous, and they give birth before the midwife can get to them."

1:20 And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
1:20 So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.

1:21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households.
1:21 And it came about because the midwives feared God, that He established households for them.

1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
1:22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."