Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 so it was, when the days had come round during which Hannah was with child, that she bare a son, - and called his name Samuel, Because, of Yahweh, I asked him.
Psalm 113:9
Causing the barren woman to dwell in household, A mother of sons in her joy! Praise ye Yah.

Waxed feeble

1 Samuel 1:6
And her rival used even to cause her great vexation, for the sake of provoking her, - because Yahweh had restrained her from having children.
Isaiah 54:1
Shout in triumph, O barren one, Who hadst not borne, - Break forth into shouts of triumph - and trill thy voice, Who hadst not travailed in birth, For, more, are the children of the Desolate Than the children of Her who had the husband, Saith Yahweh.
Jeremiah 15:9
Languisheth! she who had given birth to seven, She hath breathed out her life Her sun hath gone in, while yet it was day, She hath turned pale and hath turned red, - And the remnant of them, to the sword, will I deliver before their enemies, Declareth Yahweh.
Galatians 4:27
For it is written - Be gladdened, O barren one! that wast not giving birth, break forth and shout, thou that wast not in birth-pains, - because, more, are the children of the deserted one, than of her that had the husband.