Exodus 1 ©
The children of Israel after Joseph's death multiply greatly. They are oppressed by a new king, but multiply so much the more. The piety of the midwives in saving the men children alive is rewarded by God. Pharaoh commandeth the male children to be cast into the river.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
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.
¶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: