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13 Bible Verses about Breasts, Nursing Mothers

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1 Samuel 1:23

Her husband Elkanah replied, “Do what you think is best, and stay here until you’ve weaned him. May the Lord confirm your word.” So Hannah stayed there and nursed her son until she weaned him.

1 Kings 3:20

She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms.

Job 3:12

Why did the knees receive me,
and why were there breasts for me to nurse?

Joel 2:16

Gather the people;
sanctify the congregation;
assemble the aged;
gather the children,
even those nursing at the breast.
Let the groom leave his bedroom,
and the bride her honeymoon chamber.

Luke 11:27

As He was saying these things, a woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “The womb that bore You and the one who nursed You are blessed!”

Luke 23:29

Look, the days are coming when they will say, ‘The women without children, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed, are fortunate!’

Job 24:9

The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast;
the nursing child of the poor is seized as collateral.

Mark 13:17

Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days!

Luke 21:23

Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for there will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.

Lamentations 4:3

?GimelEven jackals offer their breasts
to nurse their young,
but my dear people have become cruel
like ostriches in the wilderness.

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