32 Bible Verses about Pregnancy

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “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.”

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 44 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.”

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Job 31:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

John 16:21 ESV / 36 helpful votes

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

Luke 1:44-45 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

Genesis 16:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And the angel of the Lord said to her, “Behold, you are pregnant and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has listened to your affliction.

Luke 23:29 ESV / 25 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!’

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Exodus 21:22-25 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Psalm 22:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother's womb you have been my God.

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Proverbs 23:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

Judges 13:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son.

Deuteronomy 7:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Genesis 25:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Genesis 21:1-2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

1 Samuel 2:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Indeed the Lord visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the young man Samuel grew in the presence of the Lord.

Genesis 9:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Luke 1:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

1 Timothy 2:14-15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Genesis 3:14-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Matthew 24:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!

1 Timothy 5:13-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. For some have already strayed after Satan.

Isaiah 26:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Like a pregnant woman who writhes and cries out in her pangs when she is near to giving birth, so were we because of you, O Lord;

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