Genesis 20:1818For the Lord a had closed all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
Jacob’s Children31When the Lord saw that Leah was b hated, c he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
1 Samuel 1:55But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. ▼
▼Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Septuagint And, although he loved Hannah, he would give Hannah only one portion, because the Lord had closed her womb
Job 10:18-1918 e “Why did you bring me out from the womb?
Would that I had died before any eye had seen me
19 f and were as though I had not been,
carried from the womb to the grave.
Ecclesiastes 6:3-53If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that g the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s h good things, and he also has no i burial, I say that j a stillborn child is better off than he. 4For it comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness its name is covered. 5Moreover, it has not k seen the sun or known anything, yet it finds l rest rather than he.
Jeremiah 20:1717 m because he did not kill me in the womb;
so my mother would have been my grave,
and her womb forever great.
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