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and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

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Verse part Definition: Part of speech: Strong's: Hebrew: Transliteration:
and he said, to utter, say Verb H559 וַיֹּ֗אמֶר vai·yo·mer
"When you are helping the Hebrew women perhaps desc. of Eber, also another name for an Isr. Adjective H5680 הָֽעִבְרִיֹּ֔ות ha·'iv·ri·yo·vt,
Analysis:

"The name Hebrew, as we shall see below, literally denotes someone who passes through a liquid or watery medium and comes out dry on the other side. There is some indication that certain patriarchal names used in the Semitic language area long before the Biblical namesakes came to the scene (but this according to traditional dating, which is also dubious), and certain scholars propose that the Biblical stories are playful commentaries on the actual relations between naturally formed nations (for example the adjacent nations of Israel and Edom had such a typical love-hate relationship that the Bible writers described them as coming from two twin brothers named Jacob and Esau, and so on)." Source: http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Hebrew.html retrieved at 4.21 pm April 18, 2018

 The Abarim Publication closely matches Dr. Baruch Korman's definition from Loveisrael.org.

 Biblestudycompany note: The reason this is so important is that it references baptism. We cross from one life to the next via a decision of the heart and belief. Dr. Tim Cole of Grace Bible Church St. Petersburg, FL mentions that the earth came through the water to first appear (Genesis). Is this not a baptism of sorts? Abraham was called the first Hebrew. Did he not leave his homeland in obedience to God and crossed into Canaan? The Hebrews in Exodus came through water, called the Red Sea to leave their old life as slaves in Egypt to a new life in the wilderness dependent on God. Christ was baptized, as well, in an area near the Jordon river where the Israelites crossed to go into the land of Canaan, and after this baptism, Christ was then tested by the Devil. Could it be we will experience testing too after we cross over or be baptized?

We may look at the symbolism to see that there is a change of status with this person. That a person being obedient to believe God and decides to “cross over” from the world is indeed making a significant change. May we all strive to cross over in obedience to God’s word.

to give birth to bear, bring forth, beget Verb H3205 בְּיַלֶּדְכֶן֙ be·yal·led·chen
and see to see Verb H7200 וּרְאִיתֶ֖ן u·re·'i·ten
[them] upon the birthstool, a wheel, disk Noun H70 הָאָבְנָ֑יִם ha·'a·ve·na·yim;
if if Conjunction H518 אִם־ im-
it is a son, son Noun H1121 בֵּ֥ן ben
then you shall put him to death; to die Verb H4191 וַהֲמִתֶּ֣ן va·ha·mit·ten
but if if Conjunction H518 וְאִם־ ve·'im-
it is a daughter, daughter Noun H1323 בַּ֥ת bat
then she shall live." to live H2421    

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New American Standard Bible and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."
King James Bible and And he said, "When you are helping When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women to give birth women, and see them upon the birthstool, stools; if it is be a son, then you ye shall put him to death; kill him: but if it is be a daughter, then she shall live."
Interlinear and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."