Shiphrah was one of the two lead Hebrew midwives during the Israelites’ captivity in Egypt. The Pharaoh commanded these midwives to kill all firstborn male children of the Israelite mothers giving birth.
The midwives feared God more than Pharaoh and refused to kill the babies.
When Pharaoh summoned them and asked why they let the boys live, they lied and said “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” God was kind to the midwives because of their faithfulness to Him and gave them families of their own. (Exodus 1:15-21)
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