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Want to know what the Bible says about barrenness? Here are 164 Bible verses about barrenness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Genesis 25:21 NIV
Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
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Deuteronomy 7:14 NIV
You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.
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Exodus 23:26 NIV
and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
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Isaiah 54:1 NIV
“Sing, barren woman,
    you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
    you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
    than of her who has a husband,
says the Lord.
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Galatians 4:27 NIV
For it is written:
“Be glad, barren woman,
    you who never bore a child;
shout for joy and cry aloud,
    you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
    than of her who has a husband.”
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Genesis 11:30 NIV
Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
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Genesis 29:31 NIV
When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
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Luke 1:7 NIV
But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
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1 Samuel 2:5 NIV
Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
    but those who were hungry are hungry no more.
She who was barren has borne seven children,
    but she who has had many sons pines away.
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Luke 23:29 NIV
For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
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Luke 1:36 NIV
Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
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Genesis 30:1 NIV
When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!”
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Job 39:6 NIV
I gave it the wasteland as its home,
    the salt flats as its habitat.
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Joel 2:20 NIV
“I will drive the northern horde far from you,
    pushing it into a parched and barren land;
its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea
    and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea.
And its stench will go up;
    its smell will rise.”
Surely he has done great things!
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Hebrews 11:11 NIV
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
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Genesis 1:28 NIV
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
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Proverbs 30:16 NIV
the grave, the barren womb,
    land, which is never satisfied with water,
    and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’
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Judges 13:3 NIV
The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.
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Genesis 30:22 NIV
Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.
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Judges 13:2 NIV
A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth.
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