21 Best Rainbow Baby Bible Verses

A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of a child. This loss could be a miscarriage, a stillborn or an infant loss. 

The term originated in the mid-2000s and has since taken off because it resonated with a lot of mums.

The Rainbow is a sign of a covenant that God made with Noah and all creatures after the great flood. In the rainbow bible verse (Genesis 9:13), God promised never again to destroy the earth by flooding. 

So, we can call a rainbow a symbol of God’s promise. It’s also a sign of God keeping His Word. And befittingly, a rainbow usually appears after a storm.

Whether you are looking for encouragement while waiting for your baby or a rainbow scripture to announce your pregnancy, here are the best rainbow baby bible verses for you.

You can go a step further to use these scriptures as special wall arts in your baby’s nursery.

The specific Bible translations that I’ve used for each verse highlighted are in brackets right beside the scripture.

21 Powerful Rainbow Baby Bible Verses

#1. Isaiah 66:9 (NCV)

In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God.

This is probably the most popular rainbow baby bible quote and for good reason. It completely captures the pain of losing a child and the joy of finally giving birth to a promised one! This will be great to use as a rainbow baby announcement quote.

#2. Isaiah 66:9 (CEV)

The LORD is the one who makes birth possible. And he will see that Zion has many more children. The LORD has spoken.

I Included a different version of the first verse because I love how this translation captures the essence of this verse.

I would replace Zion with your name and re-read it! Do you see how powerful this verse is?!

God is promising that you’ll have many more children despite all the pain.

#3. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes chapter 3 is one of the most beautiful and poetic chapters in the bible. 

Verse 11 ends on such a positive note. A good reminder that God makes everything beautiful in its time. It’s the perfect rainbow baby bible verse.

Even though, it can be a real test of faith to wait on God especially if you’ve been trying for a while for your baby. God will do it and when He does, it will be beautiful.

#4. Luke 1:14 (ESV)

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

This verse was spoken to Zechariah by an angel after he and Elizabeth had been barren for many many years. 

I love that it captures the joy and gladness that comes after a much-desired birth. This makes it a perfect quote to use for your rainbow baby announcement.

#5. Luke 1:37 (KJV)

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Short and powerful. This scripture declares the exceeding power of God to do the miraculous. 

Despite negative doctors reports, God is always in the business of making a way. He is our miracle worker!

#6. Psalms 46:10 (NIV)

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Sometimes, we need a reminder to just be still and trust God. Many women say it’s when they finally surrendered to God, stopped worrying and trusted God that they got pregnant.

#7. Genesis 18:14 (NIV)

Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

God. All-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving. There’s nothing absolutely NOTHING, He can’t do.

If it was humanely IMPOSSIBLE for you to have a baby and yet you still did. 

This scripture is perfect for capturing how much God came through for you and proved himself BIG on your behalf.

#8. 2 Corinthians 9: 15 (NLT)

Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!

Sometimes, we are just left in awe of how good and kind God is. This verse captures that perfectly! 

When words can’t do justice to how grateful you feel, this scripture will convey that perfectly. This will go very nicely as wall art in your baby’s nursery.

#9. Matthew 19:26 (NLT)

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.

There’s nothing He can’t do!

#10. Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV)

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Jesus has the power to move mountains, heal the sick, raise the dead and give you a child!

#11. Ephesians 3: 20 (KJV)

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.

God is in the business of exceeding our expectations.

#12. Romans 4:21 (KJV)

Fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

This right here is why Abraham is referred to as the Father of Faith. 

When the situation seemed hopeless in the physical, He believed God’s promise to give him a son through Sarah. And God did!

Does this resonate with you? 

#13. Luke 1:58 (KJV)

And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

I love the joy that good news brings. Having a rainbow baby brings that sort of joy!

#14. Psalms 126:2 (KJV)

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.

This is what they’ll say about you too! 

So, if you’re still believing God for a rainbow baby, make this scripture one of your daily affirmations and it’ll be so!

#15. Psalm 113:9 (KJV)

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Such a promising verse! 

#16. 1 Samuel 1:27 (KJV)

For this child, I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.

This is possibly one of the most popular baby bible verses. Hannah, Samuel’s mother made this statement when she had Samuel after many years.

Again, it reminds us that God is faithful to hear and answer our prayers when we call on Him.

Related: Baby names meaning God answers prayers

#17. Genesis 21:6 (NKJV)

And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.”

This is literally the meaning of the name, Isaac! May God cause you to laugh again!

#18. 2 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sometimes, the journey to becoming parents may feel like a battle. 

God’s Word reassures us that even then, we’ll have victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ!

#19. James 1:17 (KJV)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Children are a gift from God and God delights in giving his children (you) gifts.

#20. Psalms 66:19 (KJV)

But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Yes, this will be your testimony. Amen!

#21. Luke 1:45 (KJV)

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.

Many things try and test our faith. Losing a baby is one. The bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. 

God wants you to trust that He will fulfil His Word to you. Even against all odds!

5 Things to do with these scriptures for rainbow babies

  1. Turn them to affirmations and say them every day till you believe what you’re saying.
  2. Pray and meditate on these rainbow baby bible quotes.
  3. Use these rainbow baby verses for your pregnancy announcement to family and friends (or on social media).
  4. Use these bible verses for your baby’s nursery wall art.
  5. Buy personalised onesies, blankets with these scriptures on them for your baby.

Final Thoughts

I hope this article has helped you pick a suitable scripture for your rainbow baby.

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Congratulations on your baby!

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