'Born' in the Bible
To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.
When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
This is the account of Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.
And sons were also born to Shem (the older brother of Japheth), the father of all the sons of Eber.
Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken captive, he mobilized his 318 trained men who had been born in his household, and he pursued the invaders as far as Dan.
Abram added, "Since you have not given me a descendant, then look, one born in my house will be my heir!"
Throughout your generations every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, whether born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not one of your descendants.
They must indeed be circumcised, whether born in your house or bought with money. The sign of my covenant will be visible in your flesh as a permanent reminder.
Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself, "Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
Abraham took his son Ishmael and every male in his household (whether born in his house or bought with money) and circumcised them on that very same day, just as God had told him to do.
All the men of his household, whether born in his household or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
(Now Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.)
When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These were the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son born to him late in life, and he made a special tunic for him.
Two sons were born to Joseph before the famine came. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, was their mother.
We said to my lord, 'We have an aged father, and there is a young boy who was born when our father was old. The boy's brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.'
Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore them to him.
These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob, fourteen in all.
Counting the two sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, all the people of the household of Jacob who were in Egypt numbered seventy.
"Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are.
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "All sons that are born you must throw into the river, but all daughters you may let live."
For seven days yeast must not be found in your houses, for whoever eats what is made with yeast -- that person will be cut off from the community of Israel, whether a foreigner or one born in the land.
"When a foreigner lives with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land -- but no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
"If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman's husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides.
You must not have sexual intercourse with your sister, whether she is your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she is born in the same household or born outside it; you must not have sexual intercourse with either of them.
You must not have sexual intercourse with the daughter of your father's wife born of your father; she is your sister. You must not have intercourse with her.
but if a priest buys a person with his own money, that person may eat the holy offerings, and those born in the priest's own house may eat his food.
"When an ox, lamb, or goat is born, it must be under the care of its mother seven days, but from the eighth day onward it will be acceptable as an offering gift to the Lord.
If a resident foreigner lives among you and wants to keep the Passover to the Lord, he must do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its custom. You must have the same statute for the resident foreigner and for the one who was born in the land.'"
Do not let her be like a baby born dead, whose flesh is half-consumed when it comes out of its mother's womb!"
Now the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt. And to Amram she bore Aaron, Moses, and Miriam their sister.
You must set apart for the Lord your God every firstborn male born to your herds and flocks. You must not work the firstborn of your bulls or shear the firstborn of your flocks.
Children of the third generation born to them may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Now all the men who left were circumcised, but all the sons born on the journey through the desert after they left Egypt were uncircumcised.
Manoah prayed to the Lord, "Please, Lord, allow the man sent from God to visit us again, so he can teach us how we should raise the child who will be born."
The neighbor women named him, saying, "A son has been born to Naomi." They named him Obed. Now he became the father of Jesse -- David's father!
Any one of you that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause your eyes to fail and will cause you grief. All of those born to your family will die in the prime of life.
Now sons were born to David in Hebron. His firstborn was Amnon, born to Ahinoam the Jezreelite.
His second son was Kileab, born to Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. His third son was Absalom, the son of Maacah daughter of King Talmai of Geshur.
His sixth son was Ithream, born to David's wife Eglah. These sons were all born to David in Hebron.
David married more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he arrived from Hebron. Even more sons and daughters were born to David.
These are the names of children born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Nonetheless, because you have treated the Lord with such contempt in this matter, the son who has been born to you will certainly die."
So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Aiah's daughter Rizpah whom she had born to Saul, and the five sons of Saul's daughter Merab whom she had born to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
(Now his father had never corrected him by saying, "Why do you do such things?" He was also very handsome and had been born right after Absalom.)
With the authority of the Lord he cried out against the altar, "O altar, altar! This is what the Lord says, 'Look, a son named Josiah will be born to the Davidic dynasty. He will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who offer sacrifices on you. Human bones will be burned on you.'"
Two sons were born to Eber: the first was named Peleg, for during his lifetime the earth was divided; his brother's name was Joktan.
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Er, Judah's firstborn, displeased the Lord, so the Lord killed him.
Jesse was the father of Eliab, his firstborn; Abinadab was born second, Shimea third,
These were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel; the second was Daniel, whose mother was Abigail from Carmel;
These six were born to David in Hebron, where he ruled for seven years and six months. He ruled thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
These were the sons born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon -- the mother of these four was Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel.
The sons of Josiah: Johanan was the firstborn; Jehoiakim was born second; Zedekiah third; and Shallum fourth.
The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, who was born to Manasseh's Aramean concubine. She also gave birth to Makir the father of Gilead.
Benjamin was the father of Bela, his firstborn; Ashbel was born second, Aharah third,
These are the names of children born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day he was born.
"Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night that said, 'A man has been conceived!'
but people are born to trouble, as surely as the sparks fly upward.
For we were born yesterday and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth are but a shadow.
But an empty man will become wise, when a wild donkey's colt is born a human being.
"Man, born of woman, lives but a few days, and they are full of trouble.
"Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?
How then can a human being be righteous before God? How can one born of a woman be pure?
You know, for you were born before them; and the number of your days is great!
The wicked turn aside from birth; liars go astray as soon as they are born.
so that the next generation, children yet to be born, might know about them. They will grow up and tell their descendants about them.
I mention Rahab and Babylon to my followers. Here are Philistia and Tyre, along with Ethiopia. It is said of them, "This one was born there."
But it is said of Zion's residents, "Each one of these was born in her, and the sovereign One makes her secure."
The Lord writes in the census book of the nations, "This one was born there." (Selah)
The account of his intervention will be recorded for future generations; people yet to be born will praise the Lord.
Sons born during one's youth are like arrows in a warrior's hand.
When there were no deep oceans I was born, when there were no springs overflowing with water;
before the mountains were set in place -- before the hills -- I was born,
A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity.
I purchased male and female slaves, and I owned slaves who were born in my house; I also possessed more livestock -- both herds and flocks -- than any of my predecessors in Jerusalem.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted;
But better than both is the one who has not been born and has not seen the evil things that are done on earth.
For he came out of prison to become king, even though he had been born poor in what would become his kingdom.
For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
We were pregnant, we strained, we gave birth, as it were, to wind. We cannot produce deliverance on the earth; people to populate the world are not born.
Yet the children born during your time of bereavement will say within your hearing, 'This place is too cramped for us, make room for us so we can live here.'
Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen this? Can a country be brought forth in one day? Can a nation be born in a single moment? Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!
"Before I formed you in your mother's womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations."
"Israel is not a slave, is he? He was not born into slavery, was he? If not, why then is he being carried off?
For I, the Lord, tell you what will happen to the children who are born here in this land and to the men and women who are their mothers and fathers.
Cursed be the day I was born! May that day not be blessed when my mother gave birth to me.
Cursed be the man who made my father very glad when he brought him the news that a baby boy had been born to him!
I will force you and your mother who gave you birth into exile. You will be exiled to a country where neither of you were born, and you will both die there.
But Babylonia will be put to great shame. The land where you were born will be disgraced. Indeed, Babylonia will become the least important of all nations. It will become a dry and barren desert.
As for your birth, on the day you were born your umbilical cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water; you were certainly not rubbed down with salt, nor wrapped with blankets.
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