This week Amy Milligan will be continuing our series visible women and speaking to us from Exodus 1 about Shiprah & Puah. As you read through this scripture you may like to consider;

  • What does it look like to fear God instead of Man in your life?


There were two Hebrew women named Shiphrah and Puah. They helped other women who were 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.” 
17 But 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. 
18 Then the king of Egypt sent for the women. He asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?” 
19 The women answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like the women of Egypt. They are strong. They have their babies before we get there.” 
20 So God was kind to Shiphrah and Puah. And the people of Israel increased their numbers more and more. 
21 Shiphrah and Puah had respect for God. So he gave them families of their own.
(New International Reader’s Version)

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