“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
“Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth, Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
“Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people;
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
‘Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
1 Samuel 1:27
“For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
1 Timothy 2:15
But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
2 Samuel 11:5
The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, “I am pregnant.”
May the LORD give you increase, You and your children.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
“But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.'”
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son.
1 Kings 3:19
“This woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on it.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, “Better the miscarriage than he,
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
“But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY TO THE LORD”),
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
‘But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her menstruation; and she shall remain in the blood of her purification for sixty-six days.
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.”
“For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird– No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying,
“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.
Tell your sons about it, And let your sons tell their sons, And their sons the next generation.
1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!”
1 Samuel 4:20
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.
2 Kings 6:29
“So we boiled my son and ate him; and I said to her on the next day, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him’; but she has hidden her son.”
1 Kings 3:25
The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”
“Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
“Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.