34 Bible Verses about Childlessness

Isaiah 54:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Luke 23:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’

Leviticus 20:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

1 Corinthians 2:1-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. ...

Ephesians 4:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Luke 1:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”

Isaiah 56:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Acts 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Luke 1:43 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Luke 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”

Luke 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Ezekiel 26:1-28:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,’ therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock. She shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord God. And she shall become plunder for the nations, ...

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Romans 9:18 ESV / 1 helpful vote

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

John 1:13 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Luke 24:1-53 ESV / 1 helpful vote

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? ...

Luke 1:30 ESV / 1 helpful vote

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Matthew 19:12 ESV / 1 helpful vote

For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 1 helpful vote

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Hosea 9:14 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Give them, O Lord— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Ezekiel 26:1-21 ESV / 1 helpful vote

In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,’ therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock. She shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord God. And she shall become plunder for the nations, ...

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 1 helpful vote

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 20:24 ESV / 1 helpful vote

A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 1 helpful vote

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:1-33 ESV / 1 helpful vote

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. ...

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 1 helpful vote

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

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