Barrenness

Synonyms of Barrenness

Noun

fruitlessness aridity

Psalm 107:34

A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Joel 2:20

"But I will remove the northern army far from you, And I will drive it into a parched and desolate land, And its vanguard into the eastern sea, And its rear guard into the western sea And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up, For it has done great things."

Luke 13:6-9

And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. "And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?' "And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;read more.

Proverbs 30:16

Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."

Genesis 16:2

So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

2 Samuel 6:23

Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

Exodus 23:26

"There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.

Deuteronomy 7:14

"You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you or among your cattle.

Psalm 113:9

He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Job 3:7

"Behold, let that night be barren; Let no joyful shout enter it.

Isaiah 54:1

"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

Galatians 4:27

For it is written, "REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND."

From Thematic Bible

Barrenness » Barrenness of soil as a result of sin

Barrenness » A reproach

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Sarai

Barrenness » Sent as a judgment

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Hannah

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Elisabeth

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Rebecca

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Manoah's wife

Deserts » Illustrative of » Barrenness

Barrenness » Barrenness of soil as a result of sin

Genesis 4:12

"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

Leviticus 26:20

'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:17

"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

Isaiah 5:10

"For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain."

Hosea 8:7

For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

More verses: Habakkuk 3:17 Haggai 1:6 Haggai 2:16

Barrenness » A reproach

Genesis 30:22-23

Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. So she conceived and bore a son and said, "God has taken away my reproach."

1 Samuel 1:6-7

Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.

1 Samuel 2:1-11

Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. "There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. "Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. read more.

Isaiah 4:1

For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, "We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!"

Luke 1:25

"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men."

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Sarai

Genesis 17:15-21

Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. "I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her." Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?" read more.

Barrenness » Sent as a judgment

Genesis 20:17-18

Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children. For the LORD had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:6-20

Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat. Then Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?" read more.

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Elisabeth

Luke 1:5-25

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years. read more.

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Rebecca

Genesis 25:21

Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Barrenness » Miraculously removed, instances of » Manoah's wife

Deserts » Illustrative of » Barrenness

Psalm 106:9

Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.

Psalm 107:33

He changes rivers into a wilderness And springs of water into a thirsty ground;

Psalm 107:35

He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water;

Topics on Barrenness

Attitudes To Barrenness

20;30;16

Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."

Barrenness, Examples Of

1;21;2

So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

Reasons For Barrenness

1;17;17

Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"