Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

Bible References

The barren

1 Samuel 1:20
And it came to pass, when the time came about, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son. And she called his name Samuel, [saying], Because I have asked him of LORD.
Psalm 113:9
He makes the barren woman to keep house, a joyful mother of sons. Praise ye LORD.

Waxed feeble

1 Samuel 1:6
And her rival provoked her greatly, to make her fret, because LORD had shut up her womb.
Isaiah 54:1
Sing, O barren, thou who did not bear. Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou who did not travail with child. For more are the sons of the desolate than the sons of the married woman, says LORD.
Jeremiah 15:9
She who has borne seven, languishes. She has given up the spirit. Her sun has gone down while it was yet day. She has been put to shame and confounded. And the residue of them I will deliver to the sword before their enemies, says
Galatians 4:27
For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren woman not giving birth. Burst forth and shout, thou not suffering birth pains, because many more are the children of the desolate than of her who has the husband.