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Genesis 17:17
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear [a child]?"
Genesis 18:12-15
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Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
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And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear [a child], when I am [so] old?'
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"Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."
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Sarah denied [it] however, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. And He said, "No, but you did laugh."
1 Samuel 1:26-28
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She said, "Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.
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"For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
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"So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 2:1-10
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Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
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"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
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"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.
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"The bows of the mighty are shattered, But the feeble gird on strength.
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"Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease [to hunger]. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes.
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"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
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"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
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"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.
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"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.
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"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."
Psalm 113:9
He makes the barren woman abide in the house [As] a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 126:2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
Isaiah 49:15
"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
Isaiah 49:21
"Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have been bereaved of my children And am barren, an exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? Behold, I was left alone; From where did these come?'"
Isaiah 54:1
"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no [child]; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one [will be] more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.
Luke 1:46-55
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And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,
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And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
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"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
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"For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.
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"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
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"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered [those who were] proud in the thoughts of their heart.
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"He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
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"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
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"He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
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As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."
John 16:21
"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
John 16:22
"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one [will] take your joy away from you.
Galatians 4:27
For it is written, "REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND."
Galatians 4:28
And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
Hebrews 11:11
By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
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Luke 1:14
"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.
Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.