Genesis 16:2; Deuteronomy 7:14; 1 Samuel 1:6; 2 Samuel 6:23; 2 Kings 4:14; Psalm 127:3; Isaiah 47:9; Jeremiah 20:15; Leviticus 12:3; Genesis 21:8
Children an honor, childlessness a misfortune (Gen. 16:22And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. (Genesis 16:2); Deut. 7:1414Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. (Deuteronomy 7:14); 1 Sam. 1:66And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb. (1 Samuel 1:6); 2 Sam. 6:2323Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death. (2 Samuel 6:23); 2 Kings 4:1414And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. (2 Kings 4:14); Psa. 127:33Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127:3); Isa. 47:99But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. (Isaiah 47:9), Jer. 20:1515Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad. (Jeremiah 20:15)). Males circumcised on eighth day (Lev. 12:33And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. (Leviticus 12:3)). Weaning an occasion of rejoicing (Gen. 21:88And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. (Genesis 21:8)).