'Birth' in the Bible
Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord.”
Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, “God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him.”
Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam
Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.’”
Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.
It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb.
Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, “This one came out first.”
and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.”
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”
six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth.
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying:‘When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.
No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the Lord.
“You neglected the Rock who begot you,And forgot the God who gave you birth.
Then the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and give birth to a son.
For behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”
But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’”
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the Lord blessed him.
Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.”
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked him of the Lord.”
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,But those who were hungry cease to hunger.Even the barren gives birth to seven,But she who has many children languishes.
The Lord visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the Lord.
Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’s wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved him
The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house.
It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.
They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth and there is no strength to deliver.
Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
“Why did I not die at birth,Come forth from the womb and expire?
“From whose womb has come the ice?And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
“Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?Do you observe the calving of the deer?
“Can you count the months they fulfill,Or do you know the time they give birth?
Upon You I was cast from birth;You have been my God from my mother’s womb.
The wicked are estranged from the womb;These who speak lies go astray from birth.
By You I have been sustained from my birth;You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;My praise is continually of You.
Before the mountains were bornOr You gave birth to the earth and the world,Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Let your father and your mother be glad,And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
A time to give birth and a time to die;A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A good name is better than a good ointment,And the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
“Who is this coming up from the wildernessLeaning on her beloved?” “Beneath the apple tree I awakened you;There your mother was in labor with you,There she was in labor and gave you birth.
So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz;
Be ashamed, O Sidon;For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying,“I have neither travailed nor given birth,I have neither brought up young men nor reared virgins.”
As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,She writhes and cries out in her labor pains,Thus were we before You, O Lord.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
Your dead will live;Their corpses will rise.You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy,For your dew is as the dew of the dawn,And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
“You have conceived chaff, you will give birth to stubble;My breath will consume you like a fire.
They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.
“Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’Or to a woman, ‘To what are you giving birth?’”
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,And all the remnant of the house of Israel,You who have been borne by Me from birthAnd have been carried from the womb;
“You have not heard, you have not known.Even from long ago your ear has not been open,Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously;And you have been called a rebel from birth.
“Look to Abraham your fatherAnd to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;When he was but one I called him,Then I blessed him and multiplied him.”
“Before she travailed, she brought forth;Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.
“Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord.“Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.
Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’And to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’For they have turned their back to Me,And not their face;But in the time of their trouble they will say,‘Arise and save us.’
For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor,The anguish as of one giving birth to her first child,The cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath,Stretching out her hands, saying,“Ah, woe is me, for I faint before murderers.”
“For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young,Because there is no grass.
Because he did not kill me before birth,So that my mother would have been my grave,And her womb ever pregnant.
‘Ask now, and seeIf a male can give birth.Why do I see every manWith his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth?And why have all faces turned pale?
Your mother will be greatly ashamed,She who gave you birth will be humiliated.Behold, she will be the least of the nations,A wilderness, a parched land and a desert.
and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem, “Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.
girded with belts on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, like the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
‘All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs,And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth,And all great nations lived under its shade.
Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son.
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird—No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
“Writhe and labor to give birth,Daughter of Zion,Like a woman in childbirth;For now you will go out of the city,Dwell in the field,And go to Babylon.There you will be rescued;There the Lord will redeem youFrom the hand of your enemies.
And if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you have spoken falsely in the name of the Lord’; and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son.
While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.
Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),
Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God.
While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
and she was with child; and she *cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
And his tail *swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
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