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8 Bible Verses about Heredity
Most Relevant Verses
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
And God created great sea creatures, and every living thing that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl 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, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
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Heredity » General references to
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his offspring begging bread.
His descendants shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity
For the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.