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8 Bible Verses about Heredity
Most Relevant Verses
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.
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.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned.
One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons."
From Thematic Bible
Heredity » General references to
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me.
The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
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."
Heredity » Beneficent influence of the righteous
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread.
His seed will be mighty in the land. The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Heredity » Evil influence of the wicked upon posterity
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.