Are there any biblical accounts of a women performing a miracle from God?

A miracle from God through a woman.

Scriptural references please.

  • Does prophecy count?
    – PyRulez
    Oct 14 '18 at 0:56

I'm assuming this isn't quite what you're looking for, but it would feel wrong to not mention this important miracle:

A virgin woman gave birth. Matthew 1:23-25.

It could probably be argued that everything Jesus Christ did in his life is "a miracle from God through a woman". Without Mary miraculously giving Jesus Christ the gift of life, he wouldn't have had a life to sacrifice - which would have made the New Testament a much shorter book.

  • Do you attribute the miracle of resurrection to the person raised from the dead? Was Eve a miracle worker for having been created from Adams rib?
    – Kris
    Sep 24 '18 at 22:30
  • I immediately thought off this then saw you already answered the same Sep 24 '18 at 22:31
  • Similarly to this there is Sarah, wife to Abraham who gave birth when barren. The same goes for Rebekah, Sarah's daughter-in-law. Sep 24 '18 at 22:38

Although this might not fit the category of 'miracle', it's still noteworthy:

98 years after Israel was taken into Assyrian captivity, and 35 years before the Temple would be burned and Judah taken into Babylonian captivity, in the 18th year of Josiah king of Judah, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law. When it was read to the king, Josiah said,

“Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for those who are left in Israel and Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do according to all that is written in this book.”

They went to a woman named Huldah who was a prophetess, and she gave a "Thus sayeth the LORD", foretelling the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem. (2 Kings 24, 2 Chronicles 34)

In another instance, after Samuel had died, King Saul was facing certain defeat and he consulted a medium to conduct a séance in order to speak to Samuel again. This account can be found in 1 Samuel 28, and is probably closer to your question of "A miracle from God through a woman."

Those are the only two I can think of off the top of my head.


There are several female prophets named in the bible. Also, when tge dusciples went out they performed miravles. It was not just the 12, but all disciples.

Also, do not forget, the Bible says when God unleashes his Holy Spirit in the end times, both men and women will be performing miracles and prophesying, (just as happened in avts the first time he opened those flood gates in Acts.) Reread Mark, you'll see that "all of Judea" was called. Not just men. And it is by faith women conceived in their old age. It is by faith Mary received a child when she never lay with a man.

There have also been many miracles performed by women since then. Sex trafficking of children to pagan temples in the entire nation of India was stopped by the works and faith of one British woman. Miracles are manifest through faith. You must remember tbat women are closer to the feelings of God, men are closer to the heart (in Middle Eastern countries, this ewuates to the will) of God. God performs great miracles and healings through both men and women. In Proverbs 1:20-23 God says that wisdom is like a woman shouting correction in the streets.

I think you may be interpreting only specific things as miravles (physical acts of healing or raising from the dead); but these are typically "male-style" healings. Just as street preaching is more a male role. Women are more often called to another type of healing ministry, which involves fasting and prayer. Women of faith ministered to Paul while he was in prison, comforting him in his affliction. And I do not think he would call that any less miraculous after he was abandoned by other men to teach alone (because, in my opinion, of his difficult personality).

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    The first sentence is the only one that somewhat addresses the question.
    – Kris
    Sep 23 '18 at 21:55
  • Please edit this to fix your typos.
    – curiousdannii
    Sep 24 '18 at 0:54

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