40 weeks have flown by and it’s about time to meet your precious baby.
But first, congratulations!
It’s been an incredible pregnancy journey and it’s almost over. God who has seen you through these past weeks will finish the good work He’s started. Amen.
I’ve complied these bible verses for labor and delivery to encourage, comfort, inspire and strengthen you.
They will help you overcome whatever fears, anxiety or worry you have concerning your baby’s birth.
Read, meditate, and pray with these scriptures for labor and delivery.
Use them as scriptural birth affirmations.
Confess them till they form unshakeable convictions deep in your soul.
I pray that as you do so, you’ll feel God’s presence with you. And that you’ll have a beautiful testimony and positive birth experience.
Never forget, you are NOT alone!
The following verses for childbirth are taken from the ESV translation of the bible, unless otherwise indicated.
You can get several other versions from this excellent bible app and website.
40 BIBLE VERSES FOR LABOR AND DELIVERY
1. Philippians 4 : 13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
2. John 16 : 21 NLT
It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.
3. Isaiah 41 : 10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
4. 2 Corinthians 12 : 9 – 10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong
5. Colossians 1 : 11
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
6. Ephesians 6 : 10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might
7. Isaiah 40 : 29 – 31
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
8. Ephesians 3 : 16
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
9. Isaiah 43 : 2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
10. Joshua 1 : 9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
11. 1 Corinthians 2 : 5
So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
12. Psalm 61 : 2 (NLT)
From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety.
13. Psalm 121 : 1 – 2
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
14. Isaiah 66 : 7
Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she delivered a son.
15. Philippians 4 : 8 (The Message)
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
16. Jeremiah 29 : 11 (NLT)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
17. 1 John 5 : 14
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
18. John 14 : 13
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
19. Matthew 21 : 22
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
20. Psalms 34 : 17
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
21. Hebrews 10 : 35 (NLT)
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!
22. Proverbs 15 : 29
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
23. Isaiah 26 : 3
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
24. Phillipians 4 : 7
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
25. John 14 : 27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
26. Romans 5 : 1 (NLT)
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
27. John 14 : 1
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
28. Isaiah 55 : 12
For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands
29. Romans 15 : 13 (NLT)
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit
30. 1 Peter 5 : 7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
31. Philippians 4 : 6 – 7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
32. Psalm 16 : 8
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
33. Matthew 11 : 28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
34. Psalm 55 : 22 (NIV)
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
35. Romans 8 : 28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
36. Psalm 46 : 1 -2
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
37. Philippians 1 : 6
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
38. Philippians 4 : 8 (The Message)
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse
39. 2 Chronicles 15 : 7 (NLT)
But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.
40. Exodus 1 : 19 (EASY)
The two women said to Pharaoh, ‘ Israelite women are not like Egyptian women. Israelite women are very strong. They give birth to their babies very quickly, before we arrive at the house.’
I know that the times we are in are extremely uncertain times.
As a result, you may be more anxious than usual about giving birth.
That’s totally understandable.
Remember, God is in control and He watches over the affairs of men. He is with you and for you. You are NEVER alone!
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Let these bible verses for labor and delivery give you hope, ease your fears, calm your soul, and encourage you.
Know that you can and will have a positive birth, a healthy baby and a safe delivery. Amen!