11 Bible Verses about Travail
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My children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until the Messiah is formed in you.
Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.
Later, they set out from Beth-el. While still a long way from Ephrathah, Rachel started to have trouble giving birth. While she was suffering due to her difficult labor, the midwife told her, "Don't fear! You're going to have another son." Just before she died, Rachel called her son's name Ben-oni, but his father Jacob named him Benjamin. read more.
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrathah, also known as Bethlehem.
When a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come. Yet when she has given birth to her child, she doesn't remember the agony anymore because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world.
"Before she goes into labor she gives birth; before her pains come upon her she has delivered a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? And who ever sees such things? Can a country be born in a single day, or can a nation be brought forth in a single moment? Yet no sooner was Zion in labor than she delivered her children.
Why are you crying so loud now? There's no king among you, is there? Perhaps your advisor has died? For pain has overtaken you like a woman in labor. Be in pain! Be in labor, you daughter of Zion, like a woman about to give birth, because now you will depart from the city, living in the open fields. To Babylon you will go. There you will be delivered, there the LORD will rescue you from the power of your enemies."
For we know that all the rest of creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time.