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2 Kings 19:3 (b) The figure is used to describe the great distress of Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem when they were surrounded by their enemies. They should have deliverance, as the mother has deliverance when her baby is born; however, they were still harassed and persecuted by their enemies. They were praying to GOD to deliver them out of their present difficulties, and this is compared to the birth of a child. (See also Psalm 37:3).

Psalm 58:8 (b) In this place is a plea that the plans of the wicked not be allowed to prosper, but rather to be defeated before they were put into practice.

Ecclesiastes 6:3 (b) The frustration of a life of disappointment is compared to a baby that is born dead. That little one has less trouble than the one who lives a life full of trouble.

Isaiah 66:9 (b) GOD in this place is promising a full deliverance eventually for Israel so that she will emerge from her captivity as a full-grown nation.

John 3:3 (a) This figure is used to describe the miraculous change which takes place when a person is saved by the Lord JESUS CHRIST. The Christian is brought out of bondage into liberty, out of darkness into light, out of helplessness into usefulness, out of death into life.

Galatians 4:19 (a) The soul exercise of Paul over the needs of the Galatians for full consecration to the person of JESUS CHRIST is compared to a birth. Works, deeds and philosophies were occupying the minds and hearts of those in the church at Galatia while CHRIST was being ignored and displaced from His lordship. Paul wanted CHRIST to be reinstated in their thinking so that He would be paramount in their love and devotion.

Revelation 12:2 (b) This difficult passage may refer to the sorrows of Israel in their slavery under the Romans at the time that JESUS was born.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Birth'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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