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8 Bible Verses about Heredity
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and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
From Thematic Bible
Heredity » General references to
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."
Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.