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Theasaurus: Childbirth

19 Bible Verses about Childbirth

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John 16:21

A woman, when she gives birth, experiences pain because her hour has come. But when [her] child is born, she no longer remembers the affliction, on account of the joy that a human being has been born into the world.

Genesis 17:16-19

And I will bless her; moreover, I give to you from her a son. And I will bless her, and {she shall give rise to nations}. Kings of peoples shall come from her." And Abraham fell upon his face and laughed. And he said in his heart, "{Can a child be born to a man a hundred years old}, or {can Sarah bear a child at ninety}?" And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"read more.
And God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear a son for you, and you shall call his name Isaac. And I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant to his offspring after him.

1 Samuel 1:20

{In due time}, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She called his name Samuel, for [she said], "I requested him from Yahweh."

Luke 1:13

But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John.

Psalm 48:6

Trembling seized them there-- pain as of a woman in labor.

Isaiah 13:8

and they will be dismayed. Pangs and labor pains will seize [them]; they will tremble like a woman giving birth. {They will stare at one another}, {their faces flushing}.

Genesis 35:16-19

Then they journeyed from Bethel. And {when they were still some distance} from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor. And she had hard labor. And {when her labor was the most difficult} the midwife said to her, "Do not be afraid {for you have another son}." And it happened [that] when her life was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-Oni. But his father called him Benjamin.read more.
And Rachel died and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that [is], Bethlehem).

Matthew 1:22-23

Now all this happened in order that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled, saying, "Behold, the virgin {will become pregnant} and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel," which is translated, "God with us."

Isaiah 66:7

Before she was in labor she gave birth; before labor pains came to her, she gave birth to a son.

Micah 4:9

So then, why do you shout a loud shout? Is there no king in you? Has your counselor perished that pangs like a woman in labor have seized you?

Micah 5:3

Therefore he will give them up until the time of she who is with child has given birth. And the rest of his brothers will return to the children of Israel.

From Thematic Bible


Defilement » Caused by » Childbirth

Leviticus 12:2-8

"Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'When a woman becomes pregnant and she gives birth to a male, then she shall be unclean seven days--as [in] the time of her menstrual bleeding, she shall become unclean. And on the eighth day his foreskin's flesh shall be circumcised. And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing. read more.
But if she gives birth to a female, then she shall be unclean [for] two weeks as [in] her menstruation, and [for] sixty-six days she shall stay {through} the blood of [her] cleansing. And at the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing, [whether] for a son or for a daughter, she must bring to the priest at the tent of assembly's entrance a {yearling} male lamb as a burnt offering and {young dove} or a turtledove as a sin offering. And [the priest] shall present it {before} Yahweh, and he shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This [is] the regulation of childbearing for the male or for the female. And if {she cannot afford} a sheep, then she shall take two turtledoves or two {young doves}--one as a burnt offering and one as a sin offering--and the priest shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean.'"

Luke 2:22

And when the days of their purification were completed according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present [him] to the Lord

Sanitation » Childbirth

Ezekiel 16:4

And [as for] your birth, {on the day you were born} your umbilical cord was not cut, and {you were not thoroughly washed clean with water}, and {you were not thoroughly rubbed with salt}, and {you were not carefully wrapped in strips of cloth}.

Sanitation » Women in » Childbirth

Leviticus 12:2

"Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'When a woman becomes pregnant and she gives birth to a male, then she shall be unclean seven days--as [in] the time of her menstrual bleeding, she shall become unclean.

Leviticus 12:4-5

And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing. But if she gives birth to a female, then she shall be unclean [for] two weeks as [in] her menstruation, and [for] sixty-six days she shall stay {through} the blood of [her] cleansing.