'Birth' in the Bible
And God said, Let the earth give birth to all sorts of living things, cattle and all things moving on the earth, and beasts of the earth after their sort: and it was so.
To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master.
And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord.
Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer.
And Cain had connection with his wife and she became with child and gave birth to Enoch: and he made a town, and gave the town the name of Enoch after his son.
And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.
And Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who is the father of every maker of cutting instruments of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
And Adam had connection with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name of Seth: for she said, God has given me another seed in place of Abel, whom Cain put to death.
And after the birth of Seth, Adam went on living for eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And he went on living after the birth of Enosh for eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Kenan, Enosh went on living for eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Mahalalel, Kenan went on living for eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Jared, Mahalalel went on living for eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters:
And Jared went on living after the birth of Enoch for eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch went on in God's ways for three hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Lamech, Methuselah went on living for seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Noah, Lamech went on living for five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters:
There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
And after the birth of Arpachshad, Shem went on living for five hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Shelah, Arpachshad went on living for four hundred and three years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Eber, Shelah went on living for four hundred and three years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Peleg, Eber went on living for four hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Reu, Peleg went on living for two hundred and nine years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Serug, Reu went on living for two hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Nahor, Serug went on living for two hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Terah, Nahor went on living for a hundred and nineteen years, and had sons and daughters:
And death came to Haran when he was with his father Terah in the land of his birth, Ur of the Chaldees.
And the angel of the Lord said, See, you are with child and will give birth to a son, to whom you will give the name Ishmael, because the ears of the Lord were open to your sorrow.
And Hagar gave birth to a child, the son of Abram, to whom Abram gave the name of Ishmael.
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.
Every male among you, from one generation to another, is to undergo circumcision when he is eight days old, with every servant whose birth takes place in your house, or for whom you gave money to someone of another country, and not of your seed.
He who comes to birth in your house and he who is made yours for a price, all are to undergo circumcision; so that my agreement may be marked in your flesh, an agreement for all time.
Then Abraham went down on his face, and laughing, said in his heart, May a man a hundred years old have a child? will Sarah, at ninety years old, give birth?
But my agreement will be with Isaac, to whom Sarah will give birth a year from this time.
And Abraham took Ishmael, his son, and all whose birth had taken place in his house, and all his servants whom he had made his for a price, every male of his house, and on that very day he gave them circumcision in the flesh of their private parts as God had said to him.
And all the men of his house, those whose birth had taken place in the house and those whom he had got for money from men of other lands, underwent circumcision with him.
Now Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah was past the time for giving birth.
And the Lord said, Why was Sarah laughing and saying, Is it possible for me, being old, to give birth to a child?
And Abraham gave to his son, to whom Sarah had given birth, the name Isaac.
Now Abraham was a hundred years old when the birth of Isaac took place.
After these things, Abraham had news that Milcah, the wife of his brother Nahor, had given birth to children;
And his servant Reumah gave birth to Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and made an oath to me, saying, To your seed I will give this land: he will send his angel before you and give you a wife for my son in that land.
And when Sarah, my master's wife, was old, she gave birth to a son, to whom he has given all he has.
And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger.
And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body.
And after him, his brother came out, gripping Esau's foot; and he was named Jacob: Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
And Leah was with child, and gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name Reuben: for she said, The Lord has seen my sorrow; now my husband will have love for me.
Then she became with child again, and gave birth to a son; and said, Because it has come to the Lord's ears that I am not loved, he has given me this son in addition: and she gave him the name Simeon.
And she was with child again, and gave birth to a son; and said, Now at last my husband will be united to me, because I have given him three sons: so he was named Levi.
And she was with child again, and gave birth to a son: and she said, This time I will give praise to the Lord: so he was named Judah; after this she had no more children for a time.
And again Bilhah, Rachel's servant, was with child, and gave birth to a second son.
And she was with child, and gave birth to a son: and she said, God has taken away my shame.
Now after the birth of Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Let me go away to my place and my country.
And because of this, the flock gave birth to young which were marked with bands of colour.
If he said, All those in the flock which have marks are to be yours, then all the flock gave birth to marked young; and if he said, All the banded ones are to be yours, then all the flock had banded young.
I am the God of Beth-el, where you put oil on the pillar and took an oath to me: now then, come out of this land and go back to the country of your birth.
And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree: and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.
So they went on from Beth-el; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time.
Oholibamah was the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the sons of Esau, whose birth took place in the land of Canaan.
And Eliphaz, the son of Esau, had connection with a woman named Timna, who gave birth to Amalek: all these were the children of Esau's wife Adah.
Then she had another son, to whom she gave the name Shelah; she was at Chezib when the birth took place.
And when the time came for her to give birth, it was clear that there were two children in her body.
And while she was in the act of giving birth, one of them put out his hand; and the woman who was with her put a red thread round his hand, saying, This one came out first.
But then he took his hand back again, and his brother came first to birth: and the woman said, What an opening you have made for yourself! So he was named Perez.
And before the time of need, Joseph had two sons, to whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On, gave birth.
And they were all given their seats before him in order of birth, from the oldest to the youngest: so that they were looking at one another in wonder.
And now your two sons who came to birth in Egypt before I came to you here, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, in the same way as Reuben and Simeon are.
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: and the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, came to birth on Joseph's knees.
And they said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are strong, and the birth takes place before we come to them.
And Pharaoh gave orders to all his people, saying, Every son who comes to birth is to be put into the river, but every daughter may go on living.
And she became with child and gave birth to a Son; and when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she kept him secretly for three months.
And she gave birth to a son, to whom he gave the name Gershom: for he said, I have been living in a strange land.
And Amram took Jochebed, his father's sister, as wife; and she gave birth to Aaron and Moses: and the years of Amram's life were a hundred and thirty-seven.
And Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon; and she gave birth to Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel; and she gave birth to Phinehas. These are the heads of the families of the Levites, in the order of their families.
For seven days no leaven is to be seen in your houses: for whoever takes bread which is leavened will be cut off from the people of Israel, if he is from another country or if he is an Israelite by birth.
The law is the same for him who is an Israelite by birth and for the man from a strange country who is living with you.
Let the first male child of every mother among the children of Israel be kept holy for me, even the first male birth among man or beast; for it is mine.
And when Pharaoh made his heart hard and would not let us go, the Lord sent death on all the first sons in Egypt, of man and of beast: and so every first male who comes to birth is offered to the Lord; but for all the first of my sons I give a price.
Do not be hard on the man from a strange country who is living among you; for you have had experience of the feelings of one who is far from the land of his birth, because you yourselves were living in Egypt, in a strange land.
All your animals will give birth without loss, not one will be without young in all your land; I will give you a full measure of life.
Six names on the one stone and six on the other, in the order of their birth.
Every first male child is mine; the first male birth of your cattle, the first male of every ox and sheep.
Say to the children of Israel, If a woman is with child and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean for seven days, as when she is unwell.
But if she gives birth to a female child, then she will be unclean for two weeks, as when she is unwell; and she will not be completely clean for sixty-six days.
And the priest is to make an offering of it before the Lord and take away her sin, and she will be made clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for a woman who gives birth to a male or a female.
And let this be an order to you for ever: in the seventh month, on the tenth day, you are to keep yourselves from pleasure and do no sort of work, those who are Israelites by birth and those from other lands who are living among you:
And anyone who takes as food anything which has come to a natural end, or anything which has been put to death by beasts, if he is one of you by birth, or of another nation, will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening, and then he will be clean.
You may not take your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, wherever her birth took place, among you or in another country.
So then keep my rules and my decisions, and do not do any of these disgusting things, those of you who are Israelites by birth, or any others who are living with you:
But any person for whom the priest has given money, to make him his, may take of it with him; and those who come to birth in his house may take of his bread.
When an ox or a sheep or a goat is given birth, let it be with its mother for seven days; and after the eighth day it may be taken as an offering made by fire to the Lord.
For seven days you will be living in tents; all those who are Israelites by birth are to make tents their living-places:
And he who says evil against the name of the Lord will certainly be put to death; he will be stoned by all the people; the man who is not of your nation and one who is an Israelite by birth, whoever says evil against the holy Name is to be put to death.
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