RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS ON CHILD-BEARING

 
 

THE BIBLE

 

Genesis Chapter 11 Verse 30

“But Sarai was barren;  she had no child”

 

 

Genesis Chapter 25 Verse 21

“And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren;  and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.”

 

 

Genesis Chapter 29 Verse 31

“And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb but Rachel was barren.”

 

 

Genesis Chapter 30 Verse 2

“And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel:  and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb.”

 

 

Genesis Chapter 30 Verse 22

“And God remembered Rachel and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.”

 

 

Exodus Chapter 13 Verse 2

“Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, bot of man and of beast:  It is mine.”

 

 

Exodus Chapter 23 Verse 26

“Thee shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land;  the number of thy days I will fulfil.”

 

 

Numbers Chapter 8 Verse 16

“For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel;  instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.”

 

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 7 Verse 13

“And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee:  he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of they kine and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.”

 

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 7 Verse 14

“Thou shall be blessed above all people, there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.”

 

 

Hebrews Chapter 11 Verse 11

“Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age because she judged him faithful who had promised”.

 

 

Judges Chapter 13 Verse 2

“And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, who name was Manoah, and his wife was barren and bare not.”

 

 

Judges Chapter 13 Verse 3

“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren and bearest not but thou shall conceive and bear a son.”

 

 

1 Samuel Chapter 1 Verses 5-6

“But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion;  for he loved Hannah;  but the Lord had shut up her womb.  And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb.”

 

 

1 Samuel Chapter 2 Verse 5

“They that were full have hired out themselves for bread;  and they that were hungry ceased;  so that the barren hath born seven;  and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.”

 

 

Job Chapter 24 Verse 21

“He evil entreateth the barren that beareth no and doeth not good to the widow.”

 

 

Psalms Chapter 22 Verse 9

“But thou art he that took me out of the womb;  thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.”

 

 

Psalms Chapter 113 Verse 9

“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.  Praise ye the Lord.”

 

 

Psalms Chapter 127 Verse 3

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord;  and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

 

 

Proverbs Chapter 30 Verse 16

“The grave and the barren womb;  the earth that is not filled with water, and the fire that saith not.  It is enough.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 13 Verse 18

“Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;  and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;  their eye shall not spare children.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 44 Verse 2

“Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee;  Fear not, O Jacob, my servant;  and thou Jesurun, whom I have chosen.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 44 Verse 24

“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things;  that stretcheth forth the heavens alone;  that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 49 Verse 1

“Listen, o isles, unto me and hearken, ye people, from far;  The Lord hath called me from the womb;  from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 49 Verse 5

“And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord and my God shall be my strength.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 54 Verse 1

“Sing, o barren, thou that didst not bear;  break forth into singing and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child:  for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.”

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 66 Verse 9

“Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth ?  saith the Lord;  shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb ?  saith the Lord.”

 

 

Jeremiah Chapter 20 Verse 17

“Because he slew me not from the womb, nor that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.”

 

 

Jeremiah Chapter 20 Verse 18

“Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow that my days should be consumed with shame ?”

 

 

Ezekiel Chapter 20 Verse 26

“And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass though the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the Lord.”

 

 

Hosea Chapter 9 Verse 14

“Give them, O Lord, what will thou give ?  give them a miscarrying womb and dry beasts.”

 

 

Hosea Chapter 9 Verse 16

“Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit; year, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 31

“And behold, thou shall conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son and shalt call his name, Jesus.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 41

“And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 42

“And she spake out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 44

“For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for you.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 7

“And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 1 Verse 36

“And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth she hath also conceived a son in her old age and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 2 Verse 21

“And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 11 Verse 27

“And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou has sucked.”

 

 

Luke Chapter 23 Verse 29

“For behold, the days are coming in the which they shall say, blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.”

 

 

Romans Chapter 4 Verse 19

“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb.”

 

 

Galations Chapter 4 Verse 27

“For it is written, Rejoice thou barren that bearest not, break forth and cry, thou that travailest not, for the desolate hath many more children that she which hath an husband.”

 

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 Verse 8

“For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

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