Spiritual Adoption

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 4:22-23

Then you will say to Pharaoh: This is what Yahweh says: Israel is My firstborn son. I told you: Let My son go so that he may worship Me, but you refused to let him go. Now I will kill your firstborn son!”

Numbers 6:27

In this way they will pronounce My name over the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

Deuteronomy 28:10

Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by Yahweh’s name, and they will stand in awe of you.

Deuteronomy 26:18

And today the Lord has affirmed that you are His special people as He promised you, that you are to keep all His commands,

Deuteronomy 27:9

Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, “Be silent, Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 32:5-6

His people have acted corruptly toward Him;
this is their defect—they are not His children
but a devious and crooked generation. Is this how you repay the Lord,
you foolish and senseless people?
Isn’t He your Father and Creator?
Didn’t He make you and sustain you?

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.

1 Chronicles 22:10

He is the one who will build a house for My name. He will be My son, and I will be his father. I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’

1 Chronicles 28:6

He said to me, ‘Your son Solomon is the one who is to build My house and My courts, for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his father.

Isaiah 8:18

Here I am with the children the Lord has given me to be signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts who dwells on Mount Zion.

Isaiah 43:6

I will say to the north: Give them up!
and to the south: Do not hold them back!
Bring My sons from far away,
and My daughters from the ends of the earth—

Isaiah 63:16

Yet You are our Father,
even though Abraham does not know us
and Israel doesn’t recognize us.
You, Yahweh, are our Father;
from ancient times,
Your name is our Redeemer.

Isaiah 63:8

He said, “They are indeed My people,
children who will not be disloyal,”
and He became their Savior.

Jeremiah 3:19

I thought: How I long to make you My sons
and give you a desirable land,
the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.
I thought: You will call Me, my Father,
and never turn away from Me.

Jeremiah 31:9

They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.

Jeremiah 31:20

Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,
a delightful child?
Whenever I speak against him,
I certainly still think about him.
Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;
I will truly have compassion on him.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Hosea 1:9-10

Then the Lord said:Name him Not My People,
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God. Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.

John 1:12-13

But to all who did receive Him,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
to those who believe in His name, who were born,
not of blood,
or of the will of the flesh,
or of the will of man,
but of God.

Acts 15:17

so the rest of humanity
may seek the Lord—
even all the Gentiles
who are called by My name,
declares the Lord who does these things,

Romans 8:14-17

All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, read more.
and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Romans 8:19

For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.

Romans 9:8

That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but the children of the promise are considered to be the offspring.

Romans 9:26

And it will be in the place where they were told,
you are not My people,
there they will be called sons of the living God.

Hebrews 1:5

For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?

2 Corinthians 6:17-18

Therefore, come out from among them
and be separate, says the Lord;
do not touch any unclean thing,
and I will welcome you. I will be a Fatherto you,
and you will be sonsand daughters to Me,
says the Lord Almighty.

Galatians 4:5-7

to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

Hebrews 2:10-11

For in bringing many sons to glory, it was entirely appropriate that God—all things exist for Him and through Him—should make the source of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Hebrews 2:13

Again, I will trust in Him. And again, Here I am with the children God gave Me.

Hebrews 12:6-7

for the Lord disciplines the one He loves
and punishes every son He receives. Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline?

1 John 3:1-2

1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.

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