But woe to those that are with child, and those that give suck in those days.
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith Jehovah; I who cause to bring forth, shall I shut the womb? saith thy God.
His flesh shall be fresher than in childhood; he shall return to the days of his youth.
But woe to them that are with child and to them who give suck in those days, for there shall be great distress upon the land and wrath upon this people.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the work of God who maketh all.
Ask ye now, and see, whether a male doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail; and all faces are turned into paleness?
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary, that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.
1 Samuel 1:27
For this boy I prayed; and Jehovah has granted me my petition which I asked of him.
A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world.
And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called it after the name of his father, Zacharias.
1 Timothy 2:15
But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion.
2 Samuel 11:5
And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
Jehovah will add unto you more, unto you and unto your children.
We have been with child, we have been in travail, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought the deliverance of the land, neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
but he said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son; so then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from birth to the day of his death.'"
Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, and the fruit of the womb a reward.
Happy is the man that hath filled his quiver with them. They shall not be ashamed when they speak with enemies in the gate.
And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.
But the time was fulfilled for Elizabeth that she should bring forth, and she gave birth to a son.
1 Kings 3:19
And this woman's child died in the night; because she had lain upon it.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
If a man beget a hundred sons, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, but his soul be not filled with good, and also he have no burial, I say an untimely birth is better than he.
And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?
to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him as his wife, she being great with child.
and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.
(as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
And if she bear a female, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation; and she shall continue sixty-six days in the blood of her cleansing.
And Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and Jehovah gave her conception, and she bore a son.
And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.
And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian; for they are strong, and they have borne before the midwife comes to them.
for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.
As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away as a bird, no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?
Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.
Now after these days, Elizabeth his wife conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is, being interpreted, 'God with us.'
And having taken them in his arms, having laid his hands on them, he blessed them.
Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation:
1 Kings 3:26
Then spoke the woman whose was the living child to the king, for her bowels yearned over her son, and she said, Ah, my lord! give her the living child, and in no wise put it to death. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine; divide it.
1 Samuel 4:20
And as she was dying, the women that stood by her said, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she did not answer, neither did she take it to heart.
2 Kings 6:29
And we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him; and she has hidden her son.
1 Kings 3:25
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Wherefore did I not die from the womb, come forth from the belly and expire?
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee.