'Birth' in the Bible
Later, Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "I have given birth to a male child the LORD."
And she did it again, giving birth to his brother Abel. Abel shepherded flocks and Cain became a farmer.
Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the ancestor of those who live in tents and herd livestock.
Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah.
Later on, after Adam had sexual relations with his wife, she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, because "God granted me another offspring to replace Abel, since Cain murdered him."
The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.
Haran died during his father's lifetime in the land of his birth, that is, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
So Sarai told Abram, "You are well aware that the LORD has prevented me from giving birth to a child. Go have sex with my servant, so that I may possibly bear a son through her."
"Look, you are pregnant and will give birth to a son," the angel of the LORD continued to say to her. "You will name him Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your cry of misery.
Hagar eventually gave birth to Abram's son. Abram named his son whom Hagar bore Ishmael.
Abram was 86 years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael for Abram.
Generation after generation, every male among you is to be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, including the servant born in your house or the one purchased from a foreigner, who is not of your offspring.
Any uncircumcised male who does not have the foreskin of his flesh circumcised on the eighth day after his birth is to be eliminated from his people because he has broken my covenant."
Abraham fell to the ground, laughed, and told himself, "Can a child be born to a 100-year-old man? Can a 90-year-old Sarah give birth?"
But God replied, "No, but your wife Sarah will give birth to your son, and you are to name him Isaac. I'll confirm my covenant with him as an eternal covenant for his descendants.
Now as to Isaac, I'll confirm my covenant with him, to whom Sarah will give birth as your son at this time next year."
The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab, and he is the ancestor of the Moabites to this day.
The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben-ammi, and he is the ancestor of the Ammonites to this day.
Sarah conceived and gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age, at the very time that God had told him.
She also said, "Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse sons? Yet I have given birth to a son in my husband's old age!"
Now after these things somebody told Abraham, "Look, Milcah has given birth to sons for your brother Nahor.
Also, his concubine Reumah gave birth to Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
My master's wife Sarah gave birth to my master's son in her old age, and Abraham has given him everything that belongs to him.
After Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob told Laban, "Send me off so that I can go back to my place and country.
"When Laban said, "The speckled ones will be your wages,' then all the flock gave birth to speckled ones. Then when he said, "The streaked ones will be your wages,' all the flock gave birth to streaked offspring.
Later, they set out from Beth-el. While still a long way from Ephrathah, Rachel started to have trouble giving birth.
Later, when it was time for Tamar to give birth, she was carrying twins in her womb!
While she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand, so the midwife grabbed it and tied something scarlet around his hand, observing, "This one came out first."
As it was, he withdrew his hand, and then his brother was born. Amazed, the midwife cried out loud, "What's this? A breach birth?" So that boy was named Perez.
Meanwhile, the brothers were seated in front of Joseph in birth order, from firstborn to youngest. The men stared at one another in astonishment.
"When you help the Hebrew women give birth," he said, "watch them as they deliver. If it's a son, kill him; but if it's a daughter, let her live."
"Hebrew women aren't like Egyptian women," the midwives replied to Pharaoh. "They're so healthy that they give birth before the midwives arrive to help them."
Later, the woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a beautiful child, and hid him for three months.
Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, because he used to say, "I became an alien in a foreign land."
six of their names on one stone, and the six remaining names on the other stone. Engrave them according to their order of birth.
"If she gives birth to a female, then she is to remain unclean for two weeks, just like her menstruation. She is to remain in purification for 66 days due to her blood loss.
Did I conceive this people or give birth to them, so that you would tell me to carry them near my heart like a wet nurse carries a suckling baby to the land that you promised to their forefathers?
Now Kohath had a son named Amram. Amram's wife was Levi's daughter Jochebed, who was born to Levi in Egypt. She gave birth to Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.
You neglected the Rock that fathered you; you abandoned God, who was awaiting your birth.
One day the angel of the LORD presented himself to the woman. "Hello!" he greeted her. "Though you are infertile at this time and haven't borne a child, you're about to conceive and give birth to a son.
because surprise! you're going to conceive and give birth to a son! Don't put a razor to his head, because the young man will be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from inside the womb. He will begin to deliver Israel from domination by the Philistines."
He told me, "Surprise! you're going to conceive and give birth to a son!' and as for you, "Be sure that you don't drink wine or anything intoxicating, and don't eat anything unclean,' "because the young man will be a Nazirite dedicated to God from inside the womb' until the day he dies."
Later on, the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew strong and the LORD blessed him.
Those who had an abundance of bread now hire themselves out, and those who were hungry hunger no more. While the barren woman gives birth to seven children, she who had many children languishes.
The LORD took note of Hannah, and she became pregnant and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel continued to grow, and the LORD was constantly with him.
Eli's daughter-in-law, the wife of Phineas, was pregnant and ready to give birth. When she heard the report about the capture of the Ark of God and that her father-in-law and husband were dead, she crouched down and gave birth, because her labor pains suddenly began.
As she was about to die, the women standing around her said, "Don't be afraid! You've given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay attention.
One woman said, "Your majesty, this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a child while she was in the house.
Three days later, this woman also gave birth. We lived alone there. There was nobody else with us in the house. It was just the two of us.
"This is what Hezekiah says: "Today is a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy, because children are about to be born, but there is no strength to bring them to birth. Perhaps the LORD your God will take note of everything that Rab-shakeh has said, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to taunt the living God, and then he will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore offer a prayer for the survivors who remain.'"
Later, Ephraim had marital relations with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son, whom he named Beriah, because his household had been visited with disaster.
For they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity; their womb is pregnant with deception."
Whose womb brings forth the ice? Who gives birth to frost out of an empty sky,
"Do you know when the mountain goat gives birth? Do you watch the doe as it calves its young?
Can you count the months of their gestation? Do you know the time when they give birth,
when they crouch down to give birth to their offspring, and let go of their birth pangs?
But the wicked one travails with evil, he conceives malice and gives birth to lies.
I was dependent on you from birth; from my mother's womb you have been my God.
The voice of the LORD causes deer to give birth, and strips the forest bare. In his Temple all of them shout, "Glory!"
The wicked go astray from the womb; they go astray, telling lies even from birth.
I depended on you since birth, when you brought me from my mother's womb; I praise you continuously.
When there were no ocean depths, I brought them to birth at a time when there were no springs.
Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth.
Let your father and mother rejoice; make the one who gave birth to you happy.
No, my son! No, my son whom I conceived! No, my son to whom I gave birth!
A good name exceeds the value of fine perfume, and the day of someone's death exceeds the value of the day of his birth.
That land is blessed whose king is of noble birth, whose princes feast at the right time, for strength, and not to become drunk.
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. She's unique to her mother, she's pure to the one who gave birth to her. Young women see her and call her blessed, queens and mistresses praise her.
Who is this coming up from the desert, leaning on her beloved? Under theapple tree I awakened you. There your mother had gone into labor with you; there she went into labor and gave birth to you.
"Therefore the LORD himself will give you a sign. Watch! The virgin is conceiving a child, and will give birth to a son, and his name will be called Immanuel.
Be ashamed, Sidon, because the sea has spoken, the fortress of the sea: I have neither been in labor nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up young women."
Just as a pregnant woman writhes and cries out during her labor when she is about to give birth, so were we because of you, LORD.
We were pregnant, writhing in pain, but we gave birth only to wind. We have not won your victory on earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world been born."
"But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Those who live in the dust will wake up and shout for joy! For your dew is like the dew of dawn, and the earth will give birth to the dead.
You conceive dried grass, you give birth to stubble; your breath is a fire that will consume you.
"Here is what Hezekiah says," they told him. "This day is a day of trouble, rebuke, and disgrace, as when children come to the point of birth and there is no energy to deliver them.
"I have certainly stayed silent for a long time; I've kept still and held myself back. Now, like a woman giving birth, I'll cry out. All of a sudden I'll gasp and pant.
Woe to the one who says to his father, "What are you begetting?' or to a woman, "To what are you giving birth?'!"
"Listen to me, house of Jacob, and all you remnant of the house of Israel, who have been upheld from before your birth, and who have been carried from the womb.
And neither had you heard, nor did you understand, nor did you open your ear long ago. Indeed, I knew that you would act very deceitfully, and they would call you a rebel from birth.
Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who gave you birth. For when he was only one person I called him, but I made him fruitful and made him many.
No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
"Before she goes into labor she gives birth; before her pains come upon her she has delivered a son.
who say to a tree, "You are my father,' and to a stone, "You gave birth to me.' They have turned their back to me, but not their faces. In the time of their trouble, they'll say, "Rise up! Deliver us!'"
I heard a cry like that of a woman in labor, anguish like one giving birth to her firstborn, the cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for air, stretching out her hand: "Woe is me! I'm about to faint in front of killers!"
What will you say when the LORD appoints over you as your head those whom you taught to be your allies? Pain will seize you like that seizing a woman about to give birth, will it not?
Even the doe in the field gives birth and then abandons her young because there is no grass.
"The woman who gave birth to seven will grow faint, her life will expire. Her sun will set while it's still day. She will be disgraced and humiliated. I'll kill the rest of them with swords in the presence of their enemies," declares the LORD.
How terrible for me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of strife and contention for the whole land! I've neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.
For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters who are born in this place, about their mothers who give birth to them, and about their fathers who father them in this land:
Let the day on which I was born be cursed. Don't let the day on which my mother gave birth to me be blessed.
"Don't cry for the dead or grieve for them. Weep bitterly for the one going away, because he won't return again nor see the land of his birth.
You who live in Lebanon, who build your nest in the cedars, how you will groan when pains come upon you, pain like that of a woman giving birth.
I'll hurl you and the mother who gave birth to you into another land where you were not born, and there you will die.
Ask about this and think about it Can a man give birth to a child? Why then do I see every strong man with his hands on his thighs like a woman giving birth, and all their faces have turned pale?
They repeatedly stumble and fall. They say to each other, "Get up! Let's go back to our people and to the land of our birth, away from the oppressor's sword.'
Damascus will become weak. She will turn to flee, but panic will seize her. Distress and anguish will take hold of her like that of a woman giving birth.
your mother will be greatly devastated, she who gave birth to you will be ashamed. She will become the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
You are to declare, "This is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: "Your birth place was the territory that belonged to the Canaanites. Your father was an Ammonite and your mother was a Hittite.
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