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8 Bible Verses about Heredity

Most Relevant Verses

John 9:2

And his disciples asked him, saying, Teacher, who did sin, 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 of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Genesis 1:21

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.

Numbers 27:7

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

Genesis 5:3

And Adam lived a 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, 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.

Isaiah 14:20

You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, and slain your people: the descendants of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous

Proverbs 11:21

Though they join hand to hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the descendants of the righteous shall be delivered.

Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity

Psalm 37:28

For the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

Isaiah 14:20

You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, and slain your people: the descendants of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Matthew 12:34

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

Job 27:14

If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Psalm 21:10

Their offspring shall you destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the children of men.

More verses: Isaiah 57:3