||Because the midwives feared God, He gave them great families [of their own].
Vayehi ki yar'u hameyaldot et-ha'Elohim vaya'as lahem batim.
||Pharaoh then gave orders to all his people: 'Every boy who is born must be cast into the Nile, but every girl shall be allowed to live.'
Vayetsav Par'oh lechol-amo lemor kol-haben hayilod haYe'orah tashlichuhu vechol-habat techayun.
|gave them great families|
(Targum Yonathan; Rashi; Ibn Ezra). Literally, 'He made them houses.' According to others, '[Pharaoh] set up clinics for them' (so that the Hebrew women would not be able to deliver at home; Lekach Tov; Rashbam; Tur).