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Theasaurus: Childlessness

13 Bible Verses about Childlessness

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Genesis 16:1-2

Abram's wife Sarai had not borne him children. She owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, "Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps I can have children by her." And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

Judges 13:2-3

There was a certain man from Zorah, from the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; his wife was barren and had no children. The Angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, "It is true that you are barren and have no children, but you will conceive and give birth to a son.

1 Samuel 1:2

He had two wives, the first named Hannah and the second Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah was childless.

1 Samuel 1:5-6

But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the Lord had kept her from conceiving. Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving.

Isaiah 54:1

"Rejoice, barren one, who did not give birth; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the forsaken one will be more than the children of the married woman," says the Lord.

Luke 1:7

But they had no children because Elizabeth could not conceive, and both of them were well along in years.

Luke 1:36

And consider your relative Elizabeth-even she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.

Luke 23:29

Look, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed!'

From Thematic Bible


Childlessness » A reproach

Genesis 30:13

Leah said, "I am happy that the women call me happy," so she named him Asher.

Isaiah 4:1

On that day seven women will seize one man, saying, "We will eat our own bread and provide our own clothing. Just let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace."

Luke 1:25

"The Lord has done this for me. He has looked with favor in these days to take away my disgrace among the people."

Genesis 16:2

Sarai said to Abram, "Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps I can have children by her." And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

Genesis 29:32

Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, "The Lord has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now."

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1 Samuel 1:6-7

Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving. Whenever she went up to the Lord's house, her rival taunted her in this way every year. Hannah wept and would not eat.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob [any children], she envied her sister. "Give me sons, or I will die!" she said to Jacob.

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