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35 Bible Verses About Childlessness

Here are 35 Bible verses about childlessness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Isaiah 54:1 KJV

Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

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Luke 23:29 KJV

For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

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1 Corinthians 7:8 KJV

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

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Revelation 21:4 KJV

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Psalms 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Isaiah 56:3-5 KJV

Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

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Leviticus 20:21 KJV

And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

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Luke 1:34 KJV

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

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Luke 1:30 KJV

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

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Matthew 7:7 KJV

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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Psalms 5:4 KJV

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

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Luke 1:18 KJV

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

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1 Samuel 1:15-18 KJV

And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunken neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto. Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

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Acts 1:7 KJV

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

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John 1:13 KJV

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

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Matthew 28:19-20 KJV

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Job 2:10 KJV

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

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Ephesians 4:30 KJV

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

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Luke 1:13 KJV

But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

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Matthew 19:12 KJV

For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

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Proverbs 16:1 KJV

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

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2 Kings 25:7 KJV

And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

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Luke 1:43 KJV

And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

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1 Chronicles 3:17-18 KJV

And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son, Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.

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Judges 13:2-3 KJV

And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

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Psalms 113:9 KJV

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

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Genesis 11:30 KJV

But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

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1 Samuel 1:2 KJV

And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

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Genesis 16:1-2 KJV

Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And 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.

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Luke 1:36 KJV

And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

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Genesis 17:17 KJV

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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1 Samuel 1:5-6 KJV

But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb. And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.

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Genesis 29:31 KJV

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

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Genesis 25:21 KJV

And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

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Luke 1:7 KJV

And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

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