Sanctity of Life Bible Passages

Genesis 1:27   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Deuteronomy 30:19   This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life...

Job 10:8-12  Your hands shaped me and made me... Did you not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

Job 31:15   Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?

Psalm 51:5   Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Psalm 95:6  Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 100:3  Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 119:73   Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

Psalm 138:8   The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever do not abandon the works of your hands.

Psalm 139:13-16   For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.

Isaiah 44:2   This is what the Lord says — he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you...

Isaiah 44:24   This is what the Lord says — your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: "I am the Lord, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself..."

Isaiah 46:3-4  Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 49:5   And now the Lord says — he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength — [49:6] He says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."

Jeremiah 1:5   Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Six-month unborn child John the Baptist salutes Jesus, probably within a week of Jesus' conception...

Luke 1:39-44 (The angel has just made the announcement to Mary that she will conceive the Son of the Most High...)

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy."

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