King James Version

Exodus 1

1Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

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?

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 midwives come in unto them.

20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

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.

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Eksodu 1

A ni àwọn ọmọ Israẹli lára

1Ìwọ̀nyí ni àwọn orúkọ ọmọ Israẹli tí wọ́n bá Jakọbu lọ sí Ejibiti, ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan pẹ̀lú ìdílé rẹ̀:

Reubeni, Simeoni, Lefi àti Juda;

Isakari, Sebuluni àti Benjamini;

Dani àti Naftali;

Gadi àti Aṣeri.

Àwọn ìran Jakọbu sì jẹ́ àádọ́rin ní àpapọ̀; Josẹfu sì ti wà ní Ejibiti.

Wàyí o, Josẹfu àti gbogbo àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ àti gbogbo ìran náà kú, Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ará Israẹli ń bí sí i, wọ́n ń pọ̀ sí i gidigidi, wọ́n kò sì ní òǹkà tí ó fi jẹ́ pé wọ́n kún ilẹ̀ náà.

Nígbà náà ni ọba tuntun mìíràn tí kò mọ Josẹfu jẹ ní ilẹ̀ Ejibiti. Ó sọ fún àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ “Ẹ wò ó, àwọn ará Israẹli ti pọ̀ ní iye àti agbára jù fún wa. 10 Ẹ wá, ẹ jẹ́ kí a lo ọgbọ́n àlùmọ̀kọ́rọ́yí láti dá wọn lẹ́kun, bí kò ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ wọn yóò túbọ̀ máa pọ̀ sí i. Bí ogun bá sì bẹ́ sílẹ̀, wọn yóò darapọ̀ mọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá wa, wọn yóò sì da ojú ìjà kọ wá, wọn yóò sì sá àsálà kúrò ní ilẹ̀ yìí.”

11 Nítorí náà, wọ́n yan àwọn ọ̀gá akóniṣiṣẹ́ lé wọn lórí láti máa ni wọ́n lára pẹ̀lú iṣẹ́ àṣekára. Wọ́n sì kọ́ Pitomi àti Ramesesi gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìlú ìṣúra pamọ́ sí fún Farao. 12 Ṣùgbọ́n bí a ti ń ni wọ́n lára tó, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọ́n ń pọ̀ sí i, tiwọn sì ń tànkálẹ̀; Nítorí náà, àwọn ará Ejibiti bẹ̀rù nítorí àwọn ará Israẹli. 13 Àwọn ará Ejibiti sì mú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli sìn ní àsìnpa. 14 Wọ́n mú wọn gbé ìgbé ayé kíkorò nípa iṣẹ́ bíríkì àti àwọn onírúurú iṣẹ́ oko; àwọn ará Ejibiti ń lò wọ́n ní ìlòkulò.

15 Ọba Ejibiti sọ fún àwọn agbẹ̀bí Heberu ti orúkọ wọn ń jẹ́ Ṣifura àti Pua pé: 16 “Nígbà ti ẹ̀yin bá ń gbẹ̀bí àwọn obìnrin Heberu, tí ẹ sì kíyèsi wọn lórí ìkúnlẹ̀ ìrọbí wọn, bí ó bá jẹ́ ọkùnrin ni ọmọ náà, ẹ pa á; ṣùgbọ́n bí ó bá jẹ́ obìnrin, ẹ jẹ́ kí ó wà láààyè.” 17 Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn agbẹ̀bí bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, wọn kò sì ṣe gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọba Ejibiti ti wí fún wọn; wọ́n jẹ́ kí àwọn ọmọkùnrin wà láààyè. 18 Ọba Ejibiti pe àwọn agbẹ̀bí ó sì béèrè lọ́wọ́ wọn pé, “Èéṣe tí ẹ̀yin fi ṣe èyí? Èéṣe tí ẹ̀yin fi dá àwọn ọmọkùnrin si?”

19 Àwọn agbẹ̀bí náà sì dá Farao lóhùn pé, “Àwọn obìnrin Heberu kò rí bí àwọn obìnrin Ejibiti, wọ́n ní agbára, wọ́n sì ti máa ń bí ọmọ kí àwọn agbẹ̀bí tó dé ọ̀dọ̀ wọn.”

20 Nítorí náà Ọlọ́run ṣàánú fún àwọn agbẹ̀bí náà, àwọn ọmọ Israẹli sì ń le sí i, wọ́n sì ń pọ̀ sí i jọjọ. 21 Nítorí pé àwọn agbẹ̀bí bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run, Ọlọ́run sì fún wọn ni ìdílé tiwọn.

22 Nígbà náà ni Farao pàṣẹ yìí fún gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ pé; “Gbogbo ọmọkùnrin tí a bí ni kí ẹ gbé jù sínú odò Naili, ṣùgbọ́n gbogbo àwọn ọmọbìnrin ni kí ẹ jẹ́ kí wọn ó wà láààyè.”