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Bible study on abortion.

Lk. 1:41, 44; 2:12, 16; 18:15; Acts 7:19

In the Bible, the same Greek word is used for a fetus, newly born child, and young child.

Ex. 21:22-25

In cases where an unborn fetus was harmed by a man, the Mosaic Law treated the fetus as a living person. If a man killed an unborn fetus, his punishment was death.


Ps. 139:13-16

David spoke of himself as a living being separate and apart from his mother while in her womb.


Ex. 21:22

The phrase woman with child affirms that a fetus is a child (cf. 2 Ki. 19:3; Job 3:13-16; Ec. 11:5; Is. 66:9).


Matt. 1:23

A fetus is called a child before birth.

Jesus was Jesus while in the womb (cf. Matt. 2:1, 2).

Samson was a Nazarite from his mother's womb (Judges 13:5, 7).


Lk. 1:15

John was filled with the Holy Spirit while in the womb; therefore, John was a living person in the womb.


Lk. 1:41, 44

The babe leaped for joy in Elizabeth's womb; therefore, the fetus was a living person capable of hearing, experiencing joy, and displaying joy.