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8 Bible Verses about Heredity

Most Relevant Verses

John 9:2

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

Matthew 3:9

Don't think to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Genesis 1:21

God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. 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 brothers; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.

Genesis 5:3

Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

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Heredity » General references to

Exodus 34:7

keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children's children, on the third and on the fourth generation."

Isaiah 14:20

You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The seed of evildoers will not be named forever.

Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous

Proverbs 11:21

Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.

Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity

Psalm 37:28

For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Isaiah 14:20

You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The seed of evildoers will not be named forever.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring 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. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Psalm 21:10

You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from among the children of men.

More verses: Isaiah 57:3