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Exodus 1 - NIV

The Israelites Oppressed

1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;

3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;

4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.

5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy[a] in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.

6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,

7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.

8 Then 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.

10 Come, 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.”

11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites

13 and worked them ruthlessly.

14 They 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.

15 The 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.”

17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.

18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”

20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.

21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

22 Then 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.”


a. Exodus 1:5 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

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First steps of Freedom
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Dec, 2016
Summary: Exodus is a continuation of the creation story. The emphasis in Genesis is creation while the emphasis in Exodus is redemption. God takes the first steps to set Israel and all people free from sin!
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
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God's Plan to Make Us Free
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Nov, 2016
Summary: Exodus is a continuation of God's story. Genesis has a focus on creation with all of man's failures and faults. Exodus has a focus on redemption with God dealing with man's sin failure to live up to God's good design. God's plan is to make man free.
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,624
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Apr, 2016
Summary: Just like Pharaoh somehow had strange suspicion that he’d better do something to hold these people back. The enemy has that same inclination to want to hold you back from your promise, from your position, from your calling, from fulfilling what God has placed on your life
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 512
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
The Home That Gave Moses to Us
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Moses 1 The first of expository messages that take us scene by scene through the Life of Moses found in in Exodus through Deuteronomy
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-2:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
randy edwards avatar
Exodus- Part 1" Bondage"
Shared by: randy edwards on Feb, 2016
Summary: Part i of a several week study of Exodus
Series: Exodus
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 334
Brian Bill avatar
The Posture of Growing
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jan, 2016
Summary: Use your influence to make an impact for the preborn.
Series: Grow
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-2:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,261
Chris Jordan avatar
The Story: Deliverance (Moses and Exodus)
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Nov, 2015
Summary: In the story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, we see a beautiful picture of Jesus as our Passover lamb, who shed his blood so that we could be saved and delivered.
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-12:30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 380
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Darkness of Sin
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2015
Summary: A message that deals with the pull and the destruction of sin in a life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 334
Jeff Strite avatar
Freedom Child
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Apr, 2015
Summary: Why would God send Moses as a baby? He's supposed to be a "deliverer"... and it's going to take 80 years to grow into the job! Why did God do it that way?
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Why So Long In Slavery?
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Apr, 2015
Summary: Why did God allow Israel to even be in slavery? And why did He allow it for so long? The answers to these questions tell us much about the chains God would free us from in our lives.
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Views: 11,464
Rodney Coe avatar
Exodus: The Lord and His People
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: A sermon overview of the book of Exodus
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-40:38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 253
Ricky Taylor avatar
The Names of God
Shared by: Ricky Taylor on Dec, 2014
Summary: How the names of God in the Old Testament are fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament
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Scripture: Exodus 1:13-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 9,377
Gerald Roberts avatar
God in Quiet Mode
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2014
Summary: Sometimes and more often than not God is at work in quiet mode.
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 357
Monty Newton avatar
QM (Quiet Mode)
Shared by: Monty Newton on Aug, 2014
Summary: Faith trusts God when God is silent... especially in a noisy world.
John Shearhart avatar
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Shared by: John Shearhart on Jul, 2014
Summary: God provides his people with a savior through the birth and life of Moses.
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-2:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,183
John Shearhart avatar
Exodus Introduction
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jul, 2014
Summary: God delivers his people from slavery to teach them how to worship him and to dwell with them; this “shadow” points us to Christ and eternal life with him!
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-40:38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 328
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Growth Through Oppression
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on May, 2014
Summary: Are you really ready for radical growth?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,810
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jan, 2014
Summary: The struggling nation was in danger of extinction. God had a plan, DELIVERANCE! God has the same plan for you!
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Views: 418
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
The Dark Side of Christmas
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jan, 2014
Summary: Why does Matthew add the story of the slaughter of the baby boys in Bethlehem. First becasue it is fact and second to trigger assocaiations between Jesus birth and Moses birth (see details in sermon)
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Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Dec, 2013
Summary: Many of Gods people though saved are still held in captivity in one or more areas of their lives, today is your day for liberation, now is the time for you to break loose from every bondage. You are coming out
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,894
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jul, 2013
Summary: 2 valiant women stood up to the most powerful king, chose to obey God rather than men, and were dream-birthers, possibly bringing to birth the deliverer of all God's people!
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Scripture: Exodus 1:8-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,925
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Shiphrah and Puah!
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2013
Summary: We are going to explore about two women whom most of you would not have heard: Shiphrah and Puah!
Scripture: Exodus 1:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,150
Ralph Andrus avatar
Discovering Christ In Exodus
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jun, 2013
Summary: Grace is God’s freely given, unmerited favor toward the sinful and failing, the expression of – forgiving, redeeming, restoring love toward the unworthy.
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-27:34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 334
Elvis Burrows avatar
The Impact of a Godly Mother
Shared by: Elvis Burrows on May, 2013
Summary: A mother's day sermon challenging and encouraging mothers to do all that they can to bring their children up in a way that is pleasing unto the Lord.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-2:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,783
James Webster avatar
Sanctity for Life Sunday
Shared by: James Webster on Jan, 2013
Summary: Sermon used for Sanctity for Life Sunday 2013
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-21
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 603
Mark Aarssen avatar
Deliverance Not the movie
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Oct, 2012
Summary: What calamity do you face today? Could you use a little deliverance in your life? Have you been taken prisoner in some way by some oppressive power or influence? Do you feel burdened by chains that tie you down to a life of mindless toil? God can help
Scripture: Exodus 1:6-10:2
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 434
Chris Surber avatar
A Basket, a Baby, a Mother’s heart
Shared by: Chris Surber on Aug, 2012
Summary: Mother's Day
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Scripture: Exodus 1:6-2:10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,923
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Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2012
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2012
Summary: In Exodus, God raises up a deliverer in Moses and bringing His people out of bondage. Here God gives them the pattern for the tabernacle, a blueprint for going deeper in our relationship with God.
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Scripture: Exodus 1:1-38:20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 3,370
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Shared by: Bruce B. Miller on Feb, 2012
Summary: The theme of Exodus is redemption and the point of the book is that God saves his people.
Series: Exodus
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Scripture: Exodus 1:1-4:31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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