Bible Question:

Was there any one else who was born with the Holy Spirit besides John the Baptist? Was Jesus born with the Holy Spirit?

Bible Answer:

Luke 1:15 is a unique passage in the scriptures. It is the only passage that states a baby would be filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother’s womb. That baby was John the Baptist.

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb. (NASB) Luke 1:15

While we do not know about others, it is possible that Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit while He was in Mary’s womb because He was born by the Holy Spirit.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18-20 (NASB)

After reading this passage it would seem reasonable to conclude that Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit throughout Mary’s pregnancy but the scriptures never actually tell us that happened. Therefore, we cannot conclude that was true. Therefore, we do not know about any other than John the Baptist.


When we interpret the scriptures, it is important to discover exactly what the scriptures say and not add what we want then to say. May the Lord bless you.

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