Exodus 1:15-21 New English Translation (NET Bible)
15 The king of Egypt said[a] to the Hebrew midwives,[b] one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,[c] 16 [d] “When you assist[e] the Hebrew women in childbirth, observe at the delivery:[f] If it is a son, kill him,[g] but if it is a daughter, she may live.”[h] 17 But[i] the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.[j]
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned[k] the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this and let the boys live?”[l] 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew[m] women are not like the Egyptian women—for the Hebrew women[n] are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them!”[o] 20 So God treated the midwives well,[p] and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he made[q] households[r] for them.