Women in the Bible: The Mother of Jabez

Women in the Bible: The Mother of Jabez

Though an entire book was written about his prayer, we actually know little about Jabez. The Bible only mentions him in two obscure verses, buried among a lengthy genealogy. We know even less about the mother of Jabez, not even her name.

We do know his birth is difficult, and the name she gives him reflects the physical pain his arrival caused her. This is all we know about her.

However, we can infer more of her traits from the character of her son. Jabez is an honorable man, more honorable than others. We also know he has a deep connection with God, for when Jabez prays a bold prayer, God answers it.

We can implicitly connect these qualities with his mother, the woman who raised him. Surely Jabez’s mother is a godly woman, who taught her son how to live an honorable life, follow God, and to pray with effectiveness. What more could a mother give to her son?

What can we do to raise godly, honorable, faithful children?

[1 Chronicles 4:9-10]

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2 Comments

  • Patricia Nesmith Posted April 16, 2019 11:01 am

    I really like that about jabez. He was a man of God and when he saw evil he asked GOD to enlarged his border i really like .i know that we may fall sometimes but when we do we have to ask for forgiveness GOD is a forgiving GOD and a merciful God .i just want to know who was his mother.THANK u for that about jabez

  • Peter DeHaan Posted April 16, 2019 11:46 am

    Patricia, the example of Jabez is inspiring. His mom played a key part in who he was. I wish we could know more about her.

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