Apr 14

Labor Pains & the Bible

Have you ever wondered why women are still under the curse of childbirth pain - why do they still experience labor pains if Jesus took all curses? Is it even a curse? Is it for all women?

So many questions! :anguished:

Worry not! I bring some answers to you through the explaining of secrets hidden in the Bible.

Before I begin, I want to remind you of the goodness of Our Heavenly Father. He is too good to look at you crumbling in pain. Albeit, I love answering questions using the Bible and this is a good question. So let’s begin…


All the views expressed here are my own. I do not intend to copy another’s work for self-glorification.

Adding to the question

Now, If God allows us to stay single (1 Cor 7:7), then all the women that are single are saved from the curse of labor pain. Which means there is a loophole in God’s system? Which makes God unjust?!

Which would mean that the curse of pain is only for some women? WHAT?!

Let’s dive deep…:ocean:

The happenings in the Garden

And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result - 1 Tim 2:14 NLT

Man, Woman and the Serpent were equally cursed in one way or another in the book of Genesis. God cursed the serpent first, the woman next and the man finally – in this exact order (Gen 3:14-17)

You see, Adam did not sin first; Eve did. But Adam supported her sin by eating the fruit later, which made Adam equally guilty. Yet, God in all is perfection and goodness, had to curse Adam and Eve (possibly with a heavy heart, because he loves us so much) because God is a just judge

The two curses

According to Genesis 3:16, there were two curses put on Eve:

Let’s go deeper into the meanings of these…

Defining Sorrow

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God - Romans 3:23 KJV

We have come short of the glory of God - we are born with the original sin of Adam and Eve, and when we bring children into the world, we bring sin into the world

The word “sorrow” in Gen 3:16 is the Hebrew word “itstsabon” - which means toil. It does not mean physical pain, It means mental pain

The mental pain of bringing sin into the world

Defining rule

For there is no respect of persons with God. - Romans 2:11 KJV

God does not favor any single gender. This curse spoke of the division that sin brought between God and man.

Now, the revelation that the Lord has allowed me to have, proceed with caution

Women were called by God to be a partner with man, she was created as a companion to man she was created to be equal to man, but sin caused her to be put under her husbands rule (Gen 3:16, 1 Tim 2:12)

Revelation: God made our spirits in His own image (Gen 1:26) and He called His bride (we – the church of God) to be at His level. But as sin brought Eve under her husband, sin brought us under Jesus making us unworthy to have Him as our husband. Hence, Jesus had to come down for us to make us worthy of Himself

The Mathematics of the Curse

Let’s now dive deep into the mathematics of the first curse that was put upon Eve…

To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth; In pain you will give birth to children; - Genesis 3:16 AMP

There are two keys that I want you to notice here:

Let’s go step-by-step…

One Woman

Notice, the bible says (in all translations), God said to “the woman” - which was Eve, “I will multiply your pain”

God did not say that he would multiply the pain of all women on Earth, rather the Bible says, YOUR pains - Eve’s pain alone

Multiplication, not Addition

…childbirth pain wasn’t added by God it was only multiplied by God.

God said, “I will MULTIPLY your pain”

Now why did he do that? Is He cruel? No! That I will explain in a future article.

Danyl, I’m getting you now, but wait I have always been told that pain came into the world because of sin and you are saying pain existed already and God only multiplied it? WHAT?!!

Read ahead

Sin and Pain - The Connection

And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. - Genesis 6:6 KJV

The Hebrew word used for “grieved” there is the word “atsab”, which means to pain

God is perfect and He cannot sin, He is joy and He gives joy, yet, in the verse above we see that God’s heart was grieved - his heart was caused pain :astonished:

The “will to cause pain”

…sin did not bring pain, sin brought the “will to cause pain”

Please read that statement at least 3 times and only then proceed. This following section is very important, please read very carefully.

Sin brought death into the world (Romans 5:12).

But, In a sinless world, you would never experience pain because no one would have the desire to cause you pain. In Simple words, sin did not bring pain, sin brought the “will to cause pain”.

Cain killed Abel. Abel must have felt the pain, right?

But, Abel’s pain was not caused because of sin, Abel’s pain was caused because of Cain’s “will to cause pain”.

And this “will to cause pain” is called sin (1 John 5:17)

Final Words

Jesus defeated death on the cross, not pain. To defeat death, he went through pain. Because pain is itself is not harmful, but the thing it brings – death – is what we fear.

Everything must undergo pain. This is why Jesus said, “a seed must fall to the ground and die

The pain that you are feeling now cannot be compared the joy that’s coming (Romans 8:18). God bless you! Shalom.