What Does the Bible Say About Preborn Children?
What does the Bible say about preborn children?
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:13-16 NLT).
Earlier David had written, “From My mother’s womb You have been My God” (Psalm 22:10 NKJV).
God told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV).
Speaking of John the Baptist, the angel told his father, Zechariah, “He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth” (Luke 1:15 NLT).
When Elizabeth was six months pregnant with John the Baptist, Mary (who was pregnant with Jesus by the Holy Spirit) came to see her. Elizabeth said, “Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy” (Luke 1:43-44 NLT).