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1:1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob):
1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
1:4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
1:5 All the souls who came out of the Jacob`s body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.
1:6 Joseph died, as did all his brothers, and all that generation.
1:7 The children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.
1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn`t know Joseph.
1:9 He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel.
1:13 The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve,
1:15 The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah,
1:18 The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?"
1:20 God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.
1:22 Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.