And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.
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George Leo Haydock
The river Nile, where the persecuting successor of this king found his end. (Haydock)
It seems this inhuman decree was not published till after Aaron was born, and it was probably revoked soon after the birth of Moses; for if it had been rigorously put in execution, there would have been nothing but old men 80 years after, when Moses led the people out of Egypt. (Calmet)
But perhaps even the Egyptians abhorred and refused to execute this edict. (Menochius)