'Generation' in the Bible
And the LORD said unto Noah, Enter thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
But in the fourth generation they shall come here again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may preserve the generation of our father.
And it came to pass on the next day that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in and lie with him that we may preserve the generation of our father.
And Joseph saw Ephraim's sons unto the third generation; the sons also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
And Joseph died and all his brethren and all that generation.
for he said, Because Amalek lifted his hand against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me
keeping mercy for thousands, letting go of iniquity and rebellion and sin; and by no means will I absolve the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the sons' sons, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was consumed.
Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see that good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers,
And the days in which we came from Kadeshbarnea until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty-eight years until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the camp, as the LORD swore unto them.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever,
The sons that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD has laid upon it,
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is that they are not his sons; they are a perverse and crooked generation.
And he said, I will hide my face from them; I will see what their end shall be: that they are a generation of perversities, sons without faith.
And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river and led him throughout all the land of Canaan and multiplied his generation and gave him Isaac.
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers, and there arose another generation after them which did not know the LORD nor the work which he had done to Israel.
And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in my eyes and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation.
This was the word of the LORD which he spoke unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.
and likewise unto those of their generation with all their little ones, their wives, and their sons and daughters, through all the congregation, for in their faithfulness they sanctified themselves in holiness.
and that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
This is the generation of those that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces that ye may tell it to the generation following.
He shall enter into the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light forever.
Thou wilt add days upon days unto the king's life; his years shall be from generation to generation.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not until I have showed the strength of thy arm unto the next generation and thy power to every one that is to come,
If I should say, I will speak as they do; behold, I should deny the generation of thy sons.
Is his mercy gone for ever? does his word fail from generation to generation?
We will not hide them from their sons, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done.
That the generation to come might know them, even the sons which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their sons
and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: from generation to generation we will sing thy praises.
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou extend thine anger from generation to generation?
Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.
Forty years long I was grieved with this generation and said, It is a people that err from the heart, who have not known my ways;
This shall be written for the generation to come, and the people who shall be created shall praise JAH.
I said, O my God, do not cut me off in the midst of my days; thy years are from generation to generation.
And that was counted unto him for righteousness from generation to generation for evermore.
Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Gimel His seed shall be mighty upon earth; Daleth the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Thy truth is from generation to generation; thou hast established the earth, and it perseveres.
Thy name, O LORD, is eternal, and thy memorial, O LORD, from generation to generation.
Daleth One generation shall praise thy works to another and shall declare thy mighty acts.
The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, from generation to generation. Halelu-JAH.
For riches are not for ever, and does the crown endure to every generation?
There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their molars as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the destitute from among men.
One generation passes away, and another generation comes, but the earth abides for ever.
O sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, generation of evildoers, corrupt sons! They have forsaken the LORD; they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger; they have turned back.
It shall never again be inhabited; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there, neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
It shall not be quenched night nor day; its smoke shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall lie waste; no one shall pass through it for ever and ever.
And he has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it unto them by line; therefore they shall have it as an inheritance for ever; from generation to generation they shall dwell therein.
Do not fear; for I am with thee: I will bring thy generation from the east and gather thee from the west;
In the LORD shall all the generation of Israel be justified and shall glory.
He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall count his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the rebellion of my people he was smitten.
But come here, ye sons of the sorceress, generation of the adulterer and the whore.
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will place thee in eternal glory, in joy from generation to generation.
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? Why do my people say, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those that remain of this evil generation, in all the places where I have driven those that remain, said the LORD of the hosts.
Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? Is he a vessel in which there is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his generation, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Thus hath the LORD said, Write what shall be of this man deprived of a generation, a man unto whom nothing shall prosper in all the days of his life, for no man of his seed who sits upon the throne of David and rules over Judah shall prosper.
therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I visit upon Shemaiah the Nehelamite and upon his generation: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold that good which I do unto my people, said the LORD, because he has spoken rebellion against the LORD.
Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall no longer be inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
Thou, O LORD, shall remain for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
Tell your sons of it, and let your sons tell their sons, and their sons another generation.
But Judah shall dwell for ever; and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
But unto whom shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets and shouting unto their fellows
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah;
The men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Then it goes and takes with itself seven other spirits worse than itself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it also be unto this wicked generation.
A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and no sign shall be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them and departed.
Then Jesus answered and said, O unfaithful and crooked generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the judgment of hell?
Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass until all these things are fulfilled.
And crying out in his spirit, he said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Answering, he said unto him, O unfaithful generation, how long shall I be with you? How long must I suffer you? Bring him unto me.
Verily I say unto you that this generation shall not pass until all these things are done.
And his mercy is on those that fear him from generation to generation.
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
And the Lord said, Unto whom then shall I compare the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy son here.
And gathering the people unto him, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign, and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment against the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.