Abortion remains a contentious issue in society, with opinions and beliefs divided due to ethical, moral, and religious reasons. As a Christian, I am often guided by my faith to find insights and wisdom in the Holy Bible. Consequently, I have selected 80+ Bible verses about abortion to provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject through the lens of scripture.
These verses help outline life's sanctity, God's perspective on unborn children, and emphasize the importance of compassion and forgiveness. While abortion is never explicitly mentioned in the Bible, these passages can offer guidance and reflection to those seeking answers on this complex topic. As you delve into these scriptures, may you find solace, direction, and discernment in understanding the spiritual implications surrounding abortion.
God's View on the Sanctity of Life
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 created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
3. Isaiah 49:1
"The LORD called me before I was born. He named me while I was in my mother's womb."
4. Job 10:8-12
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit."
5. 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."
6. Isaiah 44:2
"This is what the LORD says— He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you."
7. Judges 13:7
"But he said to me, 'You will become pregnant and have a son. Now then, drink no wine or other fermented drink and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite of God from the womb until the day of his death.'"
8. Psalm 127:3
"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him."
9. Luke 1:41
"When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit."
10. Genesis 1:27
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
11. Isaiah 49:15
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!"
12. Genesis 25:22
"The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, 'Why is this happening to me?' So she went to inquire of the LORD."
13. Job 31:15
"Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?"
14. Galatians 1:15
"But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, was pleased."
15. Proverbs 24:11
"Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter."
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Scriptures Condemning Murder and Violence
16. Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder."
17. Deuteronomy 5:17
"You shall not murder."
18. Proverbs 6:16-19
"There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community."
19. Exodus 23:7
"Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty."
20. Romans 13:9
"The commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not covet,' and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
21. Matthew 26:52
Put your sword back in its place,' Jesus said to him, 'for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
22. Genesis 9:5-6
"And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being. Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind."
23. Matthew 5:21
"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'"
24. Proverbs 3:29
"Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you."
25. 1 John 3:15
"Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him."
26. Leviticus 24:17
"Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death."
27. Numbers 35:33
"Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it."
28. Proverbs 28:17
"Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back."
Verses on Forgiveness and Healing
29. 1 John 1:9
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
30. Psalm 103:8-14
"The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust."
31. Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together,' says the LORD, 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.'"
32. 2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
33. Psalm 34:18
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
34. Psalm 147:3
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
35. Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
36. Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
37. Romans 8:38-39
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
38. 1 Peter 5:6-7
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."
39. Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
40. Isaiah 43:25
"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more."
41. Micah 7:18-19
"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."
42. Ephesians 1:7
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."
43. Colossians 1:13-14
"He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Bible Passages Supporting Pro-Life Beliefs
44. Luke 1:15
"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born."
45. Hosea 12:3
"In the womb he grasped his brother's heel; as a man he struggled with God."
46. Genesis 25:21-22
"Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, 'Why is this happening to me?' So she went to inquire of the Lord."
47. 2 Samuel 11:5
"The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, 'I am pregnant.'"
48. Job 10:18
"Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me."
49. Isaiah 46:3-4
Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth and have carried since you were born. Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
50. Genesis 38:28
"As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand; so the midwife took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist and said, 'This one came out first.'"
51. Amos 1:13
"This is what the LORD says: 'For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not relent. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders.'"
52. Matthew 19:14
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"
53. Leviticus 20:22-23
"Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out. You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them."
54. Proverbs 23:22
"Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old."
55. Deuteronomy 30:19
"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live."
56. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple."
57. Proverbs 31:8
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."
58. James 1:27
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Scriptures Emphasizing Love and Compassion
59. John 15:12
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."
60. 1 John 4:7
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."
61. Romans 12:9-10
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."
62. Ephesians 4:31-32
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
63. Matthew 6:14
"If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
64. 1 Peter 3:8
"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind."
65. 1 John 3:17
"But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?"
66. Colossians 3:12
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
67. Luke 6:36
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."
68. Galatians 6:2
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ."
69. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
70. 1 Corinthians 16:14
"Do everything in love."
71. Philippians 2:3-4
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Verses on Prayer and Seeking God's Wisdom
72. Proverbs 2:6
"For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."
73. James 1:5
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
74. Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
75. Philippians 4:13
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
76. 1 Peter 5:10
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
77. Isaiah 40:29
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."
78. Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
79. Romans 8:28
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
80. Proverbs 16:9
"In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."
81. Psalm 32:8
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."
82. Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
83. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
84. Hebrews 4:16
"Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
85. Romans 12:12
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
86. Ephesians 6:18
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."
Understanding the biblical perspective surrounding abortion can be an essential aspect of spiritual growth and discernment for Christians. The Bible verses about abortion we've explored here offer insights into God's view on the sanctity of life, the condemnation of murder and violence, the importance of forgiveness and healing, the support for pro-life beliefs, the emphasis on love and compassion, and seeking God's wisdom through prayer.
By examining and reflecting upon these verses, we can find solace and guidance in our beliefs and decisions. Ultimately, it is crucial to approach this complex and sensitive topic with grace, empathy, and open hearts, remembering the importance of love and compassion as taught by Jesus Christ. As Christians, let us be mindful of the support and understanding we extend to our brothers and sisters who face such difficult situations, keeping the teachings of the Scriptures close to our hearts.