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Ask now, and see,
Whether a [a]man is ever in [b]labor with child?
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
(A)Like a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?

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  1. Jeremiah 30:6 Lit. male can give birth
  2. Jeremiah 30:6 childbirth

10 She is empty, desolate, and waste!
The heart melts, and the knees shake;
Much pain is in every side,
And all their faces [a]are drained of color.

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  1. Nahum 2:10 LXX, Tg., Vg. gather blackness; Joel 2:6

Before them the people writhe in pain;
(A)All faces [a]are drained of color.

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  1. Joel 2:6 LXX, Tg., Vg. gather blackness

31 “For I have heard a voice as of a woman in [a]labor,
The anguish as of her who brings forth her first child,
The voice of the daughter of Zion bewailing herself;
She (A)spreads her hands, saying,
‘Woe is me now, for my soul is [b]weary
Because of murderers!’

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  1. Jeremiah 4:31 childbirth
  2. Jeremiah 4:31 faint

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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13 (A)The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him.
He is an unwise son,
For he should not stay long where children are born.

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23 O inhabitant of Lebanon,
Making your nest in the cedars,
How gracious will you be when pangs come upon you,
Like (A)the pain of a woman in [a]labor?

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  1. Jeremiah 22:23 childbirth

24 We have heard the report of it;
Our hands grow feeble.
(A)Anguish has taken hold of us,
Pain as of a woman in [a]labor.

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  1. Jeremiah 6:24 childbirth

Therefore (A)my loins are filled with pain;
(B)Pangs have taken hold of me, like the pangs of a woman in labor.
I was [a]distressed when I heard it;
I was dismayed when I saw it.

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  1. Isaiah 21:3 Lit. bowed

Fear (A)took hold of them there,
And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,

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21 (A)A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and (B)your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

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Now why do you cry aloud?
(A)Is there no king in your midst?
Has your counselor perished?
For (B)pangs have seized you like a woman in [a]labor.
10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to (C)Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the (D)Lord will (E)redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.

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  1. Micah 4:9 childbirth

Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his (A)knees knocked against each other.

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43 “The king of Babylon has (A)heard the report about them,
And his hands grow feeble;
Anguish has taken hold of him,
Pangs as of a woman in (B)childbirth.

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24 Damascus has grown feeble;
She turns to flee,
And fear has seized her.
(A)Anguish and sorrows have taken her like a woman in [a]labor.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:24 childbirth

22 Therefore thus says the Lord, (A)who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:

“Jacob shall not now be (B)ashamed,
Nor shall his face now grow pale;

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Wail, (A)for the day of the Lord is at hand!
(B)It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore all hands will be limp,
Every man’s heart will melt,
And they will be afraid.
(C)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.

Behold, (D)the day of the Lord comes,
Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger,
To lay the land desolate;
And He will destroy (E)its sinners from it.

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  1. Isaiah 13:8 Sharp pains

21 What will you say when He punishes you?
For you have taught them
To be chieftains, to be head over you.
Will not (A)pangs seize you,
Like a woman in [a]labor?

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  1. Jeremiah 13:21 childbirth

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