The Israelites Oppressed
1These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy1:5 Masoretic Text (see also Gen. 46:27); Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14 and note at Gen. 46:27) seventy-five in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
8Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9“Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
11So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13and worked them ruthlessly. 14They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
15The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16“When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
Kũhinyĩrĩrio kwa Andũ a Isiraeli
11:1 Kĩam 46:8Maya nĩmo marĩĩtwa ma ariũ a Isiraeli arĩa maathiire bũrũri wa Misiri hamwe na Jakubu, o mũndũ na andũ a nyũmba yake: 2Nao nĩ Rubeni, na Simeoni, na Lawi, na Juda; 3Isakaru, na Zebuluni na Benjamini; 41:4 Kĩam 35:22-26; Ndar 1:20-43Dani na Nafitali; Gadi na Asheri. 51:5 Kĩam 46:26Njiaro cia Jakubu ciothe ciarĩ mĩrongo mũgwanja; nowe Jusufu, aarĩ bũrũri wa Misiri o na mbere ĩyo.
61:6 Kĩam 50:26; Atũm 7:15Na rĩrĩ, Jusufu na ariũ a ithe othe, na rũciaro rũu ruothe rwa ihinda rĩu magĩkua, 71:7 Gũcook 7:13; Ezek 16:7no andũ a Isiraeli magĩciarana na makĩingĩha mũno, magĩtuĩka aingĩ makĩria, o nginya makĩiyũra bũrũri ũcio.
81:8 Jer 43:11Na rĩrĩ, mũthamaki ũngĩ ũtooĩ ũhoro wa Jusufu akĩambĩrĩria gũthamaka kũu bũrũri wa Misiri. 9Nake akĩĩra andũ ake atĩrĩ, “Onei, andũ a Isiraeli nĩmaingĩhĩte mũno makĩria, magatũkĩria hinya. 101:10 Kĩam 15:13; Thab 64:2Gĩũkei, no nginya tũmathiĩ na wara nĩguo matikae kũingĩha mũno gũkĩra ũũ, tondũ kũngĩgĩa mbaara, no manyiitane na thũ ciitũ na marũe na ithuĩ, na macooke moore moime bũrũri ũyũ.”
111:11 Thaam 3:7; Josh 9:27; 1Ath 9:19Nĩ ũndũ ũcio andũ a Misiri makĩmaigĩra arori a ngombo mamahinyĩrĩrie na ũndũ wa kũmarutithia wĩra wa hinya, nao andũ a Isiraeli magĩaka Pithomu na Ramesese marĩ matũũra manene ma kũigwo indo cia Firaũni. 12No o ũrĩa maathiire na mbere kũhinyĩrĩrio-rĩ, noguo maaciaranire na makĩiyũra bũrũri-inĩ ũcio; nĩ ũndũ ũcio andũ a Misiri makĩambĩrĩria gwĩtigĩra andũ a Isiraeli mũno, 131:13 Kĩam 15:13-14na makĩmahinyĩrĩria na wĩra matekũmaiguĩra tha. 141:14 Gũcook 26:6-7; Thaam 2:23; Ndar 20:15Andũ a Misiri magĩtũma mũtũũrĩre wa andũ a Isiraeli ũgĩe na ruo rũkĩru nĩ ũndũ wa wĩra mũritũ wa gũthondeka maturubarĩ na thimiti, hamwe na mawĩra ma mĩthemba yothe mĩgũnda-inĩ; andũ a Misiri maamahinyagĩrĩria matekũmaiguĩra tha mawĩra-inĩ mao mothe.
15Mũthamaki wa bũrũri wa Misiri akĩĩra Shifira na Pua, aciarithania arĩa maateithagia atumia a Ahibirania,1:15 Shifira na Pua maarĩ atumia a Misiri arĩa maaciarithanagia, na nĩo maateithagĩrĩria atumia a Ahibirania gũciara. atĩrĩ, 16“Rĩrĩa mũrĩteithagia atumia a Ahibirania makĩgĩa ciana, na mwamarora marĩ gĩtanda-inĩ gĩa kũgĩĩra mwana-rĩ, mũngĩona nĩ kahĩĩ kooragei, no kangĩkorwo karĩ kairĩtu, mũkareka gatũũre muoyo.” 171:17 Thim 16:6Na rĩrĩ, aciarithania acio tondũ nĩmetigĩrĩte Ngai, matiigana gwĩka ũrĩa mũthamaki wa bũrũri wa Misiri aamerĩte meke; makĩreka tũhĩĩ tũu tũtũũre muoyo. 181:18 Thim 3:1Nake mũthamaki ũcio wa bũrũri wa Misiri agĩĩta aciarithania acio, akĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Mwĩkĩte ũũ nĩkĩ? Nĩ kĩĩ gĩtũmĩte mũreke tũhĩĩ tũtũũre muoyo?”
191:19 Alaw 19:11; 1Sam 19:14Nao aciarithania acio magĩcookeria Firaũni atĩrĩ, “Atumia a Ahibirania matihaana ta atumia a Misiri; o nĩ ahiũ magĩaga ciana aciarithania matanakinya.”
201:20 Thim 11:18; Ahib 6:10Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai agĩgĩtanahĩra aciarithania acio, nao andũ a Isiraeli makĩongerereka o na makĩingĩha makĩria. 211:21 1Sam 2:25Na rĩrĩ, tondũ aciarithania acio nĩmetigĩrĩte Ngai, akĩmahe ciana ciao kĩũmbe.
221:22 Kĩam 41:1; Atũm 7:19Nake Firaũni agĩatha andũ ake othe atĩrĩ: “Kahĩĩ o gothe gaaciarwo nĩ Mũhibirania no nginya mũgagaikia Rũũĩ rwa Nili, no mũreke kairĩtu o gothe gatũũre muoyo.”