Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Abram said, “O Lord
God, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
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 when Rachel saw that
she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, “ Give me children, or else I die.”
There was a certain man of
Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had borne no children.
1 Samuel 1:2
two wives: the name of one was Hannah and the name of the other Peninnah; and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
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?”
Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.
1 Kings 1:1
Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm.
2 Kings 4:14
So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi
answered, “Truly she has no son and her husband is old.”
Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now
as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;
By faith even
Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.