Exodus 1 – TCB & NIRV

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Exodus 1:1-22

Inapi ang mga Israelita sa Egipto

1Ito ang mga anak na lalaki ni Jacob1:1 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel. na sumama sa kanya sa Egipto, kasama ang kanilang mga pamilya: 2sina Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Juda, 3Isacar, Zebulun, Benjamin, 4Dan, Naftali, Gad, at Asher. 5Si Jose ay matagal nang nasa Egipto. Ang bilang ng lahat ng lahi ni Jacob na sumama sa kanya sa Egipto ay 70.

6Dumating ang panahon na namatay si Jose at ang lahat ng kanyang kapatid, at lumipas na ang kanilang henerasyon 7pero mabilis na dumami ang lahi nila. Sa sobrang dami nila, nangalat sila sa buong lupain ng Egipto.

8Ngayon, nagkaroon ng bagong hari ang Egipto, na walang alam tungkol kay Jose. 9Sinabi niya sa kanyang mga mamamayan, “Tingnan ninyo. Masyado nang marami ang mga Israelita at nanganganib tayo. 10Dahil baka magkaroon ng digmaan at kumampi sila sa mga kaaway natin, at lumaban sa atin para makaalis sa ating bansa. Kaya maghanap tayo ng paraan para hindi na sila dumami pa.”

11Kaya naglagay sila ng mahihigpit na tao na mamamahala sa mga Israelita para pahirapan sila at pagtrabahuhin nang mabigat. Ipinagawa sa mga Israelita ang mga lungsod ng Pitom at Rameses para magkaroon dito ng mga bodega ang Faraon.1:11 Faraon: Ang ibig sabihin, hari ng Egipto. 12Pero habang patuloy silang pinahihirapan, lalo naman silang dumarami at nangangalat sa Egipto. Kaya lalong natakot ang mga taga-Egipto sa kanila. 13Dahil dito, lalo pa nilang pinagmalupitan ang mga Israelita. 14Wala silang awa sa mga ito. Pinahirapan nila ang mga Israelita sa paggawa ng mga tisa at pangsemento nito, at pinagtrabaho nang matindi sa bukid.

15Pagkatapos, sinabi ng hari ng Egipto sa mga Hebreong kumadrona na sina Shifra at Pua, 16“Kung magpapaanak kayo ng mga babaeng Hebreo, patayin ninyo kung lalaki ang anak, pero kung babae, huwag nʼyo nang patayin.” 17Pero dahil may takot sa Dios ang mga kumadrona, hindi nila sinunod ang iniutos ng hari. Sa halip, hinahayaan nilang mabuhay ang mga sanggol na lalaki.

18Kaya ipinatawag ng hari ng Egipto ang mga kumadrona at tinanong, “Bakit ninyo ito ginawa? Bakit hinahayaan ninyong mabuhay ang mga sanggol na lalaki?” 19Sumagot sila, “Ang mga babaeng Hebreo ay hindi tulad ng mga babaeng Egipcio; madali silang manganak at bago pa po kami dumating, nakapanganak na sila.”

20Kaya pinagpala ng Dios ang mga kumadrona at dumami pa nang dumami ang mga Israelita. 21At dahil sa iginagalang ng mga kumadrona ang Dios, binigyan sila ng Dios ng sarili nilang pamilya.

22Nang bandang huli, nag-utos ang Faraon sa lahat ng mamamayan niya, “Itapon ninyo sa Ilog ng Nilo ang lahat ng bagong panganak na sanggol na lalaki ng mga Israelita, pero pabayaan ninyong mabuhay ang mga batang babae.”

New International Reader’s Version

Exodus 1:1-22

The Israelites Become Slaves in Egypt

1Here are the names of Israel’s children who went to Egypt with Jacob. Each one went with his family. 2Jacob’s sons were

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah,

3Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin,

4Dan, Naphtali,

Gad and Asher.

5The total number of Jacob’s children and grandchildren was 70. Joseph was already in Egypt.

6Joseph and all his brothers died. So did all their children. 7The people of Israel had many children. The number of them greatly increased. There were so many of them that they filled the land.

8Then a new king came to power in Egypt. Joseph didn’t mean anything to him. 9“Look,” he said to his people. “The Israelites are far too many for us. 10Come. We must deal with them carefully. If we don’t, there will be even more of them. Then if war breaks out, they’ll join our enemies. They’ll fight against us and leave the country.”

11So the Egyptians put slave drivers over the people of Israel. The slave drivers treated them badly and made them work hard. The Israelites built the cities of Pithom and Rameses so Pharaoh could store things there. 12But the worse the slave drivers treated the Israelites, the more Israelites there were. So the Egyptians became afraid of them. 13They made them work hard. They didn’t show them any pity. 14The people suffered because of their hard labor. The slave drivers forced them to work with bricks and mud. And they made them do all kinds of work in the fields. The Egyptians didn’t show them any pity at all. They made them work very hard.

15There were two Hebrew women named Shiphrah and Puah. They helped other women having babies. The king of Egypt spoke to them. He said, 16“You are the ones who help the other Hebrew women. Watch them when they get into a sitting position to have their babies. Kill the boys. Let the girls live.” 17But Shiphrah and Puah had respect for God. They didn’t do what the king of Egypt had told them to do. They let the boys live. 18Then the king of Egypt sent for the women. He asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”

19The women answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like the women of Egypt. They are strong. They have their babies before we get there.”

20So God was kind to Shiphrah and Puah. And the number of Israelites became even greater. 21Shiphrah and Puah had respect for God. So he gave them families of their own.

22Then Pharaoh gave an order to all his people. He said, “You must throw every Hebrew baby boy into the Nile River. But let every Hebrew baby girl live.”