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8 Bible Verses about Heredity
Most Relevant Verses
And do not presume to say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our forefather; for I tell you, God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.
What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [ no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
One of their [very] number, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, hurtful beasts, idle and lazy gluttons.
From Thematic Bible
Heredity » General references to
Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].
The ungodly are perverse and estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and fourth generation.
Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous
In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge.
I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.
His [spiritual] offspring shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity
For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.