Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5; Psalm 139:13–16; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 49:1; Isaiah 49:5; Jeremiah 1:5; Jeremiah 20:15–18; Luke 1:36; Luke 1:44

16  Or why was I not as a hidden pstillborn child,

as infants who never see the light?


Behold, fI was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.


13  For you eformed my inward parts;

you fknitted me together in my mother's womb.

14  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.1

gWonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

15  hMy frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in ithe depths of the earth.

16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your jbook were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.


24  Thus says the Lord, eyour Redeemer,

fwho formed you from the womb:

gI am the Lord, who made all things,

hwho alone stretched out the heavens,

who spread out the earth by myself,


The Servant of the Lord

49  Listen to me, kO coastlands,

and give attention, you peoples lfrom afar.

mThe Lord called me from the womb,

from the body of my mother he named my name.


rAnd now the Lord says,

he mwho formed me from the womb to be his servant,

to bring Jacob back to him;

and that Israel might be gathered to him

for sI am honored in the eyes of the Lord,

and my God has become my strength


iBefore I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born jI consecrated you;

I appointed you a prophet kto the nations.


15  Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father,

A son is born to you,

omaking him very glad.

16  Let that man be like pthe cities

that the Lord overthrew without pity;

qlet him hear a cry in the morning

and an alarm at noon,

17  rbecause he did not kill me in the womb;

so my mother would have been my grave,

and her womb forever great.

18  sWhy did I come out from the womb

tto see toil and sorrow,

and spend my days in shame?


36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her owho was called barren.


44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.