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80 Bible Verses about Generations

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Genesis 7:1

Then Yahweh said to Noah, "Go--you and all your household--into the ark, for I have seen you [are] righteous before me in this generation.

Exodus 1:6

And Joseph died and all of his brothers and all of that generation.

Judges 2:10

Moreover, that entire generation was gathered to their ancestors, and another generation grew up after them who did not know Yahweh or the work he had done for Israel.

Psalm 24:6

Such [is the] sort of those who seek him, those who seek your face, even Jacob. Selah

Psalm 78:8

and not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation [that] did not make ready its heart, whose spirit was not faithful [to] God.

Jeremiah 2:31

O generation, you see the word of Yahweh. Have I been a desert to Israel? Or a land of great darkness? Why do my people say, 'We roam about freely, we will not come again to you'?

Jeremiah 7:29

Shear your hair and throw [it] away, and lift up a lament on the barren heights, for Yahweh has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.'

Matthew 11:16

"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,

Luke 7:31

"To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?

Matthew 24:32-34

"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer [is] near. So also you, when you see all these [things], know that he is near, at the door. Truly I say to you that this generation will never pass away until all these [things] take place!

Mark 13:28-30

"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also you, when you see these [things] happening, know that he is near, at the door. Truly I say to you that this generation will never pass away until all these [things] take place!

Luke 21:29-32

And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they put out [foliage], now you see for yourselves [and] know that by this time the summer is near. So also you, when you see these [things] happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.read more.
Truly I say to you that this generation will never pass away until all [things] take place!

Acts 13:36

For David, [after] serving the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and {was buried with} his fathers, and experienced decay.

Philippians 2:14-16

Do all [things] without grumbling and disputing, in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world, holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pride to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Lamentations 5:19

You, O Yahweh, will sit forever [on] your throne for generation to generation.

Psalm 72:5

May he live long {while the sun endures} {as long as the moon} {for all generations}.

Daniel 4:3

How great [are] his signs and wonders, how strong [is] his kingdom, {an everlasting kingdom}; and his sovereignty is from generation to generation.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to the one who is able to do beyond all measure more than all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work in us, to him [be] the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Exodus 3:15

And God said again to Moses, "So you must say to the {Israelites}, 'Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This [is] my name forever, and this [is] my remembrance from generation [to] generation.'

Genesis 9:12

And God said, "This [is] the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you, and between every living creature that [is] with you for future generations.

Genesis 17:12

And {at eight days of age} you shall yourselves circumcise every male [belonging] to your generations [and] {the servant born in your house and the one bought from any foreigner} who is not from your offspring.

Exodus 12:17

"And you will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because on this very day I brought out your divisions from the land of Egypt, and you will keep this day for your generations as a lasting statute.

Exodus 20:5

You will not bow down to them, and you will not serve them, because I [am] Yahweh your God, a jealous God, punishing [the] guilt of [the] parents on the children on [the] third and on [the] fourth [generations] of those hating me,

Deuteronomy 5:9

'You shall not bow down to them, and you shall not serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, [am] a jealous God, punishing the guilt of fathers upon [their] children and upon [the] third and upon [the] fourth generation of [those] hating me,

Exodus 31:16

The {Israelites} will pay attention to the Sabbath [in order] to fulfill the Sabbath throughout their generations [as] a lasting covenant.

Leviticus 6:18

Every male among Aaron's sons may eat it [as] a lasting rule among your generations from the offerings made by fire {belonging to} Yahweh. Anything that touches them will become holy.'"

Leviticus 23:41

And you must hold it [as] a festival for Yahweh [for] seven days in the year; [it shall be] a {lasting statute} throughout your generations; in the seventh month you must hold it.

Numbers 15:38

"Speak to the {Israelites}, and tell them to make for themselves tassels on the hems of their garments throughout their generations and to put a blue cord on the tassel of the hem.

Numbers 35:29

These things will be as a decree of justice for you for your generations in all your dwellings.

Deuteronomy 29:22

"And the next generation, [that is], your children who will rise [up] after you, and the foreigner who will come from a distant land, when they will see the plagues of that land and its diseases that Yahweh has inflicted upon it, will say,

Joshua 22:27

instead, it [is] a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us for performing the serving of Yahweh in his presence with our burnt offerings, sacrifices, and fellowship offerings; so that your children may not say in the future to our children, "You have no portion in Yahweh." '

Isaiah 34:10

Night and day it shall not be quenched; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation it shall be in ruins; forever and ever there will be no one who passes through her.

Jeremiah 50:39

{Therefore} desert creatures will live [there] with jackals, and daughters of ostriches will inhabit her. And she will not be inhabited again {forever}, and she will not be dwelt in {for all generations}.

Luke 1:46-50

And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior, because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave, for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed,read more.
because the Mighty [One] has done great [things] for me, and holy [is] his name. And his mercy [is] for generation after generation to those who fear him.

Isaiah 51:9

Awake! Awake; put on strength, O arm of Yahweh! Awake as [in] days of long ago, [the] generations of a long time back! [Are] you not the one who cut Rahab in pieces, [the] one who pierced [the] sea-dragon?

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember [the] old days, {the years long past}; ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders and they will tell you.

Job 8:8

"Indeed, please inquire of former generations, and consider {what their ancestors have found},

Isaiah 41:4

Who has accomplished and done [this], calling the generations from [the] {beginning}? I, Yahweh, [am] first; and I [am] the one with [the] last.

Isaiah 61:4

And they shall build [the] ancient ruins, they shall erect [the] former deserted [places]. And they shall restore [the] {devastated cities}, [the] deserted [places] of {many generations}.

Ephesians 3:4-5

so that you may be able when you read to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ (which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit):

Colossians 1:25-26

of which I became a minister, according to God's stewardship which was given to me for you, to complete the word of God, the mystery [which] has been hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been revealed to his saints,

Deuteronomy 4:9

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I am commanding you {today} shall be on your heart. And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Psalm 22:30

Descendants will serve him. Regarding the Lord, it will be told to the [next] generation.

Psalm 71:18

And even when [I am] old and gray, O God, do not abandon me until I proclaim your {strength} to [this] generation, your power to every [one that] comes [after].

Psalm 78:1-8

Listen, O my people, to my teaching. Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will offer a parable [with] my mouth. I will pour out riddles from long ago, that we have heard and known, and our ancestors have told us.read more.
We will not hide [them] from their children, telling the next generation the praises of Yahweh, and his power and his wonders that he has done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children, so that [the] next generation might know-- children [yet to] be born-- [that] they might rise up and tell their children, that they might set their confidence in God, and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments, and not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation [that] did not make ready its heart, whose spirit was not faithful [to] God.

Psalm 79:13

Then we, your people and the flock of your pasture, we will give thanks to you forever. {Generation after generation} we will tell of your praise.

Matthew 1:17

Therefore all the generations from Abraham to David [are] fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon [are] fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ [are] fourteen generations.

Exodus 34:6-7

And Yahweh passed over before him, and he proclaimed, "Yahweh, Yahweh, God, [who is] compassionate and gracious, {slow to anger}, and abounding with loyal love and faithfulness, keeping loyal love to the thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and he does not leave utterly unpunished, punishing [the] guilt of fathers on sons and on sons of sons on third and fourth [generations]."

Numbers 14:18

'Yahweh [is] {slow to anger} and great of loyal love, {forgiving} sin and rebellion; but surely he leaves nothing unpunished, visiting the sin of the fathers on the sons to the third and fourth generations.'

Deuteronomy 23:2-3

An illegitimate child may not come into the assembly of Yahweh; even [to] the tenth generation none {of his descendants} may come into the assembly of Yahweh. An Ammonite or a Moabite may not come into the assembly of Yahweh; even [to] the tenth generation none {of his descendants} may come into the assembly of Yahweh {forever},

2 Kings 10:30

Yahweh said to Jehu, "Because you have done well by doing right in my eyes and you have done to the house of Ahab according to all that [was] in my heart; [therefore,] sons of the fourth generation will sit for you on the throne of Israel."

2 Kings 15:12

This is the word of Yahweh which he spoke to Jehu, saying, "Sons of a fourth [generation] shall sit for you on the throne of Israel," and it was so.

1 Chronicles 16:15

Remember his covenant forever, the word he commanded for a thousand generations,

Job 42:16

And Job lived after this one hundred and forty years, and he saw his sons and his {grandsons} [for] four generations.

Numbers 32:13

And {Yahweh became angry}, and he made them wander in the desert forty years until the entire generation who did evil in the {sight of Yahweh} {had died}.

Deuteronomy 1:34-36

"Then Yahweh heard the sound of your words, and he was angry, and he swore, {saying}, 'No one of these men of this evil generation will see the good land that I swore to give to your ancestors, except Caleb, the son of Jephunneh; he himself shall see it, and to him I will give the land upon which he has trodden and to his sons because {he followed Yahweh unreservedly}.'

Deuteronomy 2:14

Now the {length of time} that we had traveled from Kadesh Barnea until [the time when] we crossed the wadi of Zered [was] thirty-eight years, until the perishing of all of that generation; [that is], the men of war from the midst of the camp as Yahweh had sworn to them.

Deuteronomy 32:5

They [have] behaved corruptly toward him; [they are] not his children; [this is] their flaw, a generation crooked and perverse.

Hebrews 3:7-11

Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers tested [me] by trial and saw my worksread more.
[for] forty years. Therefore I was angry with this generation, and I said, 'They always go astray in their heart, and they do not know my ways.' As I swore in my anger, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'"

Psalm 95:7-11

For he [is] our God, and we [are] the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. {Today} if you will hear his voice: "Do not harden your heart as [at] Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah in the wilderness, when your ancestors tried me. They put me to the test, [even] though they had seen my work.read more.
For forty years I loathed [that] generation, and said, '[They are] a people [whose] heart wanders. And my ways they do not know.' Therefore I swore in my anger, 'They shall surely not enter into my rest.'"

Matthew 12:39-42

But he answered [and] said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation desires a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah! For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold, [something] greater than Jonah [is] here!read more.
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, [something] greater than Solomon [is] here!

Luke 11:29-32

And [as] the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation! It demands a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah! For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, [something] greater than Solomon [is] here!read more.
The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold, [something] greater than Jonah [is] here!

Matthew 12:43-45

"Now whenever an unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it travels through waterless places searching for rest, and does not find [it]. Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came out.' And [when it] arrives it finds [the house] unoccupied and swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first. So it will be for this evil generation also!"

Matthew 16:4

An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah!" And he left them [and] went away.

Mark 8:12

And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation!"

Matthew 17:17

And Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverse generation! {How long} will I be with you? {How long} must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!"

Mark 9:19

And he answered them [and] said, "O unbelieving generation! {How long} will I be with you? {How long} must I put up with you? Bring him to me!"

Luke 9:41

So Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation! {How long} will I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!"

Matthew 23:33-36

Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How will you escape from the condemnation to hell? For this [reason], behold, I am sending to you prophets and wise men and scribes. [Some] of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and will pursue from town to town, so that upon you will come all the righteous blood shed on the earth from the blood of righteous Abel up to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.read more.
Truly I say to you, all these [things] will come upon this generation!

Luke 11:47-51

Woe to you, because you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them! As a result you are witnesses, and you approve of the deeds of your fathers, because they killed them and you build [their tombs]! For this [reason] also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they will kill and persecute,'read more.
so that the blood of all the prophets that has been shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation!

Luke 17:22-25

And he said to the disciples, "Days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see [it]. And they will say to you, 'Behold, there!' 'Behold, here!' Do not go out or run after [them]! For just as the lightning shines forth, flashing from [one place] under heaven to [another place] under heaven, so the Son of Man will be in his day.read more.
But first it is necessary [for] him to suffer many [things], and to be rejected by this generation.

Topics on Generations

Evil Generations

40;12;39

But he answered [and] said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation desires a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah!

Future Generations

19;78;6

so that [the] next generation might know-- children [yet to] be born-- [that] they might rise up and tell their children,