Bible Verses about Named People
Statue of King David by Nicolas Cordier in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - photo by Jastrow, public domain
Most Sanctity of Life sermons focus on Psalm 139, written by King David. The key verses say:
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16 NASB)
David was a gifted writer and clearly inspired by the Holy Spirit. As believers, we understand that his Psalms were written for him, for the kingdom of Israel, and for us.
However, abortion-minded women and non-believers may say that David was different because God chose him to be king, that David had a special calling on his life and therefore the verses don’t apply to the unwanted pre-born.
David also said these words:
"Upon You I was cast from birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb."
(Psalm 22:10 NASB)
Job recognizes that God made him in the womb:
"Didn't He Who Made Me In The Womb Make Him,
And The Same One Fashion Us In The Womb?"
(Job 31:15 NASB)
Jeremiah was also known by the Lord before he was born:
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you"
(Jeremiah 1: 5a NASB)
The apostle Paul knew he was formed in the womb:
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb
and called me through His grace, was pleased...
(Galatians 1:15 NASB)
Jacob & Esau
Jacob and Esau, twins, were known in the womb and referenced by Hosea and Paul.
The children (Jacob and Esau) struggled together within her, and she said,
"If so, why is this happening to me?"
So she went to inquire of the Lord. (Genesis 25:22 ESV)
In the womb he (Jacob) took his brother by the heel (Hosea 12: 3a NASB).
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also,
when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;
for though the twins (Jacob and Esau) were not yet born
and had not done anything good or bad,
so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand,
not because of works but because of Him who calls (Romans 9:10-11 NASB).
Sampson knew that God recognized him before he was born:
And he told her all his heart, and said to her,
"A razor has never come upon my head,
for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb.
If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me,
and I shall become weak and be like any other man. "
(Judges 16:17 ESV)
Pietro Perugino (Umbrian, c. 1450 - 1523 ), The Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John, Saint Jerome, and Saint Mary Magdalene [middle panel], c. 1482/1485 | public domain
Christ spoke these words through Isaiah:
Listen to Me, O islands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.
(Isaiah 49: 1 NASB)
And now says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him
(For I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
And My God is My strength )
(Isaiah 49: 5 NASB)
Even these verses about Christ are not the best pro-life Bible verse (s).