Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a hundred-year-old man? Can Sarah, a ninety-year-old woman, give birth?”
Abraham and Sarah were old and getting on in years. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
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.
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in God’s place, who has withheld children from you?”
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.
If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.
If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is impurity. He has shamed his brother; they will be childless.
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.
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.
Let the line of his descendants be cut off;
let their name be blotted out in the next generation.