Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

General references

Bible References

A woman

1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
Psalm 103:13
Like as a father has mercy upon his children, so the LORD has mercy upon those that fear him.
Malachi 3:17
And they shall be mine, said the LORD of the hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
Matthew 7:11
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those that ask him?

That she should not have compassion

Leviticus 26:29
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Deuteronomy 28:56
The tender and delicate woman among you who would not venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her son and toward her daughter
2 Kings 6:28
And the king said unto her, What ails thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.
2 Kings 11:1
And Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, seeing that her son was dead, arose and destroyed all the royal seed.
Lamentations 4:3
Gimel Even the sea monsters draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones; the daughter of my people is cruel like the ostriches in the wilderness.
Romans 1:31
without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, without mercy.

Yet

Isaiah 44:21
Remember these things, O Jacob and Israel: that thou art my slave: I have formed thee; thou art my slave, O Israel, do not forget me.
Jeremiah 31:20
Peradventure is Ephraim a precious son unto me? Peradventure is he unto me a delightful child? With all this since I spoke of him, I have remembered him constantly. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him; in tenderness I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Hosea 11:1
When Israel was a boy, I loved him and called my son out of Egypt.
Romans 11:28
So that, as concerning the gospel, I have them for enemies for your sakes; but as touching the election of God, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

General references

Luke 1:54
He has received his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy