Reasons For Barrenness

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 20:18

for the Lord had completely closed all the wombs in Abimelech’s household on account of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

1 Samuel 1:5

But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the Lord had kept her from conceiving.

1 Samuel 1:6

Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving.

Genesis 30:2

Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in God’s place, who has withheld children from you?”

Genesis 16:2

Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

Leviticus 20:20

If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.

Job 18:19

He has no children or descendants among his people,
no survivor where he used to live.

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel declared:As your sword has made women childless,
so your mother will be childless among women.Then he hacked Agag to pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.

Jeremiah 22:30

This is what the Lord says:Record this man as childless,
a man who will not be successful in his lifetime.
None of his descendants will succeed
in sitting on the throne of David
or ruling again in Judah.

Psalm 109:13

Let the line of his descendants be cut off;
let their name be blotted out in the next generation.

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