Childlessness: A Reproach
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The Birth of John Foretold. Chs. 1:5-25
... Meanwhile, until it would be evident that her "reproach" for childlessness
had been taken away, Elisabeth lived in strict retirement. ...
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A Discourse On
... Better than this is childlessness with virtue. ... And after this they shall become
a dishonoured carcase, and a reproach among the dead for ever. ...
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The Birth of Mary the Holy Mother of God, and Very Glorious Mother ...
... in two lamentations, saying: I shall bewail my widowhood; I shall bewail my
childlessness. ... for He hath looked upon me, and hath taken away the reproach of mine ...
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1 Cor. xi. 2
... rebuke which he adopts, to fill them the more with self-reproach; which in ... again
was anxious to devise some consolation to him for her childlessness by means ...
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The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist
... and there were those to whom the bare fact of childlessness rendered separation
a ... the burden of Zacharias' prayer; the burden also of reproach, which Elisabeth ...
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Crucified, Dead, and Buried. '
... centuries, must Israel's women have felt that terrible longing for childlessness,
and how ... [6185] In such cases, the lesson would be that reproach had literally ...
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Letter xxii. To Eustochium.
... world was still unpeopled: accordingly, to pass over instances of childlessness
meant only ... his cheek to him that smiteth him, he is filled full with reproach. ...
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The Immaculate Conception
... The blindness of the elder Tobias and his wife's mockery of him also symbolized
Joachim's childlessness and the rejection of his sacrifice at the Temple. ...
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The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... The sacred writings relate how his mother, the pious Hannah, had obtained his birth
from Jahveh after years of childlessness, and had forthwith devoted him to ...
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Genesis 16:2
And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing: I pray you, go in to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
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Genesis 29:32
And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD has looked on my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
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Genesis 30:1-3,13
And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
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1 Samuel 1:6
And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
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Isaiah 4:1
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.
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Luke 1:25
Thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
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