Inside: Searching for Bible verses about unborn babies? Find over 30 scriptures to pray through and meditate on during pregnancy, to reassure you that yes, God cares deeply for babies in the womb, even before they take their first breath.
Once you see those two pink lines, all the gears in your brain start rolling in a forward motion… boy or girl? Names? Nursery themes? And the list just grows from there.
But do you know what else you can do when you first see those two pink lines? Even before you hear the swoosh-swoosh-swoosh of the first heartbeat?
Pray. Yes, you do not need to wait even one second longer to begin praying blessings and Bible verses over your unborn baby.
I know for some it may be hard to imagine a baby at the very, very early beginning stages. But did you know the Bible is super clear that life begins at conception? In the womb?
From the first joining of the egg and sperm, life begins. Distinct DNA. Distinct personhood.
Whether you’re struggling with anxiety during a pregnancy after miscarriage(s) or simply wanting to make the most of your days – and prayers -throughout this pregnancy, these Bible verses about unborn babies can help!
35 Comforting Bible Verses About Unborn Babies
So once you get the confirmation that there is indeed a teeny, tiny baby growing in there, you can meditate on these verses.
Bible verses about babies in the womb are plentiful and will assure you even more of God’s loving care for your unborn child throughout every stage of development, every moment of her life.
Turn to these verses when you’re struggling with fear, use them as a basis to pray God’s love and purpose over your unborn baby, or simply meditate on them throughout your pregnancy.
1. Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
2. Psalm 139:13-16
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
3. Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
4. Exodus 23:26
None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
5. Galatians 1:15
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace.
6. Psalm 100:3
Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
7. Luke 1:41-44
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb.
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”
8. Psalm 113:9
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.
9. Ecclesiastes 11: 5
As you do not know the way, the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
10. Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
11. Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
12. Roman 9:11
Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls – she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”.
13. Luke 1:15
For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
14. Isaiah 49:1
Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother, he named my name.
15. Psalm 127:3-5
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
16. Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
17. Job 31:15
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?
18. Job 10:8-12
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese?
You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
19. Genesis 9:6
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.
20. Genesis 25:22-23
The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.”
21. Isaiah 49:5
And now the Lord says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength.
22. Hosea 12:3
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.
23. Job 1:21
And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
24. Ecclesiastes 12:7
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
25. Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.
26. Isaiah 44:24
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself”
27. Isaiah 44:2
Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: “Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.”
28. Isaiah 59:14
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
29. Deuteronomy 28:4
Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.
30. 1 Samuel 1:27
For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.
31 Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
32. Psalm 22:9
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
33. Isaiah 54:13
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
34. Hebrews 11: 11-12
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
35. Galatians 1:15-17
But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being.
I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
Babies Are A Blessing, In The Womb And Out
How amazing are these Bible verses?! They clearly show God’s design and care for babies in the womb, and equal compassion for the mamas who carry them.
I love how it also plainly tells us that babies are a delight, a blessing and source of joy. Every mama knows that it doesn’t feel like that every single second of the day, but we can rest assured that if God has blessed us with a baby, it is a good thing.
Every precious baby was planned and on the mind of God even before conception. We can trust Him to watch over that sweet life until the end of days.
Kate is a former high school English teacher and current SAHM to her 5-year-old twin boys. A lifetime New Yorker recently transplanted in Tennessee, she keeps busy by learning her new way of life in the South, doing home decor and DIY projects, blogging at A Hundred Affections, substitute teaching, and figuring out how to survive in a house outnumbered by boys. And she loves Jesus very much.