King James Version

Exodus 1:1-22

1Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. 2Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.1.5 loins: Heb. thigh 6And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

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

8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10Come 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. 11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.1.12 But…: Heb. And as they afflicted them, so they multiplied, etc 13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14And 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: 16And 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. 17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. 18And 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? 19And 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. 20Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. 22And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፀአት 1:1-22

እስራኤላውያን በጭቆና ሥር

1ቤተ ሰቦቻቸውን ይዘው ከያዕቆብ ጋር ወደ ግብፅ የሄዱት የእስራኤል ልጆች ስሞች እነዚህ ናቸው፦ 2ሮቤል፣ ስምዖን፣ ሌዊ፣ ይሁዳ፣ 3ይሳኮር፣ ዛብሎን፣ ብንያም፣ 4ዳን፣ ንፍታሌም፣ ጋድና አሴር። 5የያዕቆብ ዘር ጠቅላላ ብዛት ሰባ1፥5 የማሶሬቱ ቅጅ (ዘፍ 46፥27 ይመ)፣ የሙት ባሕር ጥቅልል እንዲሁም የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ትርጒም (ሐሥ 7፥14 እና የዘፍ 46፥27 ማብ ይመ)፣ ሰባ አምስት ይላሉ። ሲሆን፣ ዮሴፍ ግን ቀደም ብሎ በግብፅ ነበረ።

6ከጊዜ በኋላ ዮሴፍና ወንድሞቹ ያም ትውልድ በሙሉ ሞቱ፤ 7ይሁን እንጂ እስራኤላውያን እየተዋለዱ በዙ፤ ቍጥራቸው እጅግ ከመጨመሩም የተነሣ የግብፅን ምድር ሞሏት።

8በግብፅም፣ ስለ ዮሴፍ የማያውቅ አዲስ ንጉሥ ነገሠ። 9እርሱም ሕዝቡን እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “እነሆ፤ እስራኤላውያን በቍጥር በልጠውናል፤ ከእኛም ይልቅ እየበረቱ ነው፤ 10ቍጥራቸው እንዳይጨምር፣ ጦርነት ቢነሣ ከጠላቶቻችን ጋር አብረው እንዳይወጉንና ከምድሪቱም ኮብልለው እንዳይሄዱ ዘዴ እንፈልግ።”

11ስለዚህ እያስጨነቁ የግዳጅ ሥራ የሚያሠሯቸውን አሠሪ አለቆች ሾሙባቸው። እስራኤላውያንም ፊቶምና ራምሴ የተባሉ ንብረት ማከማቻ ከተሞችን ለፈርዖን ሠሩለት። 12ነገር ግን ባስጨነቋቸው መጠን የእስራኤላውያን ቍጥር በዛ፤ በምድሪቱም እየተስፋፉ ሄዱ፤ ከዚህም የተነሣ ግብፃውያኑ እስራኤላውያንን እጅግ ፈሯቸው፤ 13ጭካኔ በተሞላበት ሁኔታም ያሠሯቸው ጀመር። 14ጭቃ በማስቦካት፣ ጡብ በማሠራትና በእርሻም ሁሉ እያስጨነቁ ከባድ ሥራ እንዲሠሩ በማድረግ ሕይወታቸውን አስመረሩ፤ ግብፃውያኑ በሚያሠሯቸው ከባድ ሥራ ሁሉ ፈጽሞ አይራሩላቸውም ነበር።

15የግብፅም ንጉሥ ሲፓራና ፉሐ የተባሉትን ዕብራውያን ሴቶች አዋላጆች እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 16“የዕብራውያንን ሴቶች በማማጫው ድንጋይ ላይ በምታዋልዱበት ጊዜ የሚወለደው ሕፃን ወንድ ከሆነ ግደሉት፤ ሴት ከሆነች ግን በሕይወት ትኑር።” 17አዋላጆቹ ግን እግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም) ስለ ፈሩ የግብፅ ንጉሥ ያዘዛቸውን አልፈጸሙም፤ ወንዶቹንም ልጆች በሕይወት እንዲኖሩ ተዉአቸው። 18ንጉሡም አዋላጆቹን ጠርቶ፣ “ለምንድን ነው ወንዶቹን ልጆች በሕይወት እንዲኖሩ የተዋችኋቸው?” አላቸው።

19እነርሱም፣ “የዕብራውያን ሴቶች እንደ ግብፃውያን ሴቶች አይደሉም፤ ብርቱዎች ስለሆኑ አዋላጆች ከመድረሳቸው በፊት ይወልዳሉ” ሲሉ ለፈርዖን መለሱለት።

20ከዚህም የተነሣ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ለአዋላጆቹ መልካም ሆነላቸው፤ ሕዝቡም በቍጥር እየበዛና እያየለ ሄደ። 21አዋላጆቹም እግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም) በመፍራታቸው ቤተ ሰብ ሰጣቸው።

22ፈርዖንም፣ “የሚወለደውን ወንድ ልጅ1፥22 የማሶሬቱ ቅጅ፣ ኦሪተ ሳምራውያን፣ የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ትርጒም እንዲሁም ታርጒም ከዕብራውያን የሚወለደውን ይላሉ። ሁሉ አባይ ወንዝ ውስጥ ጣሉት፤ ሴት ልጅ ሁሉ ግን በሕይወት ትኑር” ሲል ሕዝቡን አዘዘ።