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8 Bible Verses about Heredity

Most Relevant Verses

John 9:2

And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?

Matthew 3:9

and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father, for I say unto you that God is able to raise up children unto Abraham of these stones.

Genesis 1:21

And God created the great dragons and every living soul that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their nature, and every winged fowl after its nature; and God saw that it was good.

Numbers 27:7

The daughters of Zelophehad speak right; thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren, and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

Genesis 5:3

And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image, and called his name Seth:

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Heredity » General references to

Exodus 34:7

keeping mercy for thousands, letting go of iniquity and rebellion and sin; and by no means will I absolve the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the sons' sons, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Isaiah 14:20

Thou shalt not be numbered with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of evildoers shall not be forever.

Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous

Proverbs 11:21

No matter how many covenants he has made with death, the wicked shall not be absolved, but the seed of the righteous shall escape.

Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity

Psalm 37:28

For the LORD loves uprightness and does not forsake his merciful ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Isaiah 14:20

Thou shalt not be numbered with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of evildoers shall not be forever.

Matthew 12:34

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Job 27:14

If their sons are multiplied, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Psalm 21:10

Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth and their seed from among the children of men.

More verses: Isaiah 57:3