16 To the woman He said:

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
(A)In pain you shall bring forth children;
(B)Your desire shall be [a]for your husband,
And he shall (C)rule over you.”

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  1. Genesis 3:16 Lit. toward

And they will be afraid.
(A)Pangs[a] and sorrows will take hold of them;
They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth;
They will be amazed at one another;
Their faces will be like flames.

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  1. Isaiah 13:8 Sharp pains

17 As (A)a woman with child
Is in pain and cries out in her [a]pangs,
When she draws near the time of her delivery,
So have we been in Your sight, O Lord.

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  1. Isaiah 26:17 sharp pains

Promise of the Lord’s Help

14 “I have held My peace a long time,
I have been still and restrained Myself.
Now I will cry like a woman in [a]labor,
I will pant and gasp at once.

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  1. Isaiah 42:14 childbirth

For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then (A)sudden destruction comes upon them, (B)as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

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