New International Version
She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
King James Bible
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Darby Bible Translation
and being with child she cried, [being] in travail, and in pain to bring forth.
World English Bible
She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.
Young's Literal Translation
and being with child she doth cry out, travailing and pained to bring forth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, etc. - This, when taken in connection with the following verses, is a striking figure of the great persecution which the Church of Christ should suffer under the heathen Roman emperors, but more especially of that long and most dreadful one under Diocletian. The woman is represented as Being with child, to show that the time would speedily arrive when God's patient forbearance with the heathen would be terminated, and that a deliverer should arise in the Christian world who would execute the Divine vengeance upon paganism.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Text.--The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.--James v. 16. THE last lecture referred principally to the confession of sin. To-night my remarks will be chiefly confined to the subject of intercession, or prayer. There are two kinds of means requisite to promote a revival; one to influence men, the other to influence God. The truth is employed to influence men, and prayer to move God. When I speak of moving God, I do not mean that God's mind is changed by prayer, or that his …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
In the Days of Queen Esther
As a pregnant woman about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, LORD.
Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound of the LORD repaying his enemies all they deserve.
Why do you now cry aloud-- have you no king? Has your ruler perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?
All these are the beginning of birth pains.
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