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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.”
(Genesis 3:16) ESV 

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
(Psalm 51:5) ESV 

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.
(Psalm 127:3-5) ESV 

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. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16) ESV 

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
(Ecclesiastes 7:1) ESV 

Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
(Isaiah 44:2) ESV 

“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.”
(Jeremiah 1:5) ESV 

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,
(Matthew 14:6) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
--Mark Twain – American Author 1835-1910

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
--Eleanor Roosevelt – American First Lady 1884-1962

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
--Marcus Aurelius – Roman Soldier 121-180

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
--Sigmund Freud - Austrian Psychologist 1856-1939

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
--Erma Bombeck – American Journalist 1927-1996

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
--T. S. Eliot – American Poet 1888-1965

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
--Jackie Kennedy – American First Lady 1929-1994

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
--Arthur Schopenhauer – German Philosopher 1788-1860

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
--Chanakya – Indian Politician 350 BC – 275 BC

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
--Sophia Loren – Italian Actress Born 1934

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
--Ludwig van Beethoven – German Composer 1770-1827

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
--George Santayana – American Philosopher 1863-1952

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
--E. M. Forster – English Novelist 1879-1970

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
--Jacques Yves Cousteau – French Explorer 1910-1997

But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
--Sophocles – Greek Poet 496 BC – 406 BC

To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.
--Sophocles – Greek Poet 496 BC – 406 BC6

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Birth and the Bible

Professional midwives assisted at confinements (Genesis 35:17 describes Rachel bearing her last son; Exodus 1:15 to the Hebrew midwives in Egypt).

Exodus 1:16 suggests that a woman in labour sat on a birth-chair. On the other hand, children are also described as being born “on the knees of” another person (Genesis 30:3; 50:23; Job 3:12). Many authors have concluded from this that childbirth took place on the knees of a midwife or relative helping the mother.

Two Egyptian hieroglyphic signs meaning “to give birth”  show that the Egyptians had noted the occipital position of the head in a normal birth, and that Egyptian women followed the common practice among early peoples and adopted a squatting rather than recumbent position during labour.

In cases of multiple births, the rights of the first-born were jealously guarded and the birth sequence carefully noted (Genesis 25:25; 38:27).

The new baby was given special care (Ezekiel 16:4), washed, rubbed with salt and wrapped in swaddling clothes (Ezekiel 16:4; Job 38:8-9).

The mother would nurse the baby (Genesis 21:7; 1 Samuel 1:21-23) unless, probably among the wealthier classes, a wet nurse was hired (Genesis. 24:59; 35:8; Numbers 11:12).

Apparently the baby was weaned at the age of three (II Macabees 7:27).

On the day the baby was weaned, a feast was held (Genesis 21:8).

Contraception was frowned on by the ancient Israelites. ‘Frowned on’  is perhaps too mild: in the story of Tamar (Genesis 38), Tamar’s husband Onan practises withdrawal before ejaculation, thus preventing Tamar from conceiving. God kills him as a punishment. ‘he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to his brother’s wife (Tamar was a widow who according to the Levirate Law had to marry her dead husband’s brother) so that he would not give offspring to his brother. What he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death.’5
 

 

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Definition of Birth

1. a. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother.

b. The act or process of bearing young; parturition: the mare's second birth.

c. The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location: an incident that took place before my birth; a Bostonian by birth.

2. a. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance: strong-willed by birth; acquired their wealth through birth.

b. Origin; extraction: of Swedish birth; of humble birth.

c. Noble or high status: persons of birth.

3. A beginning or commencement. See Synonyms at beginning.4     
          

 

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References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
5. 
ANCIENT CHILDBIRTH - http://www.allaboutthebible.net/daily-life/childbirth/
6.  Brainy Quote - http://www.brainyquote.com/

 


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