'Heir' in the Bible
But Abram replied, "Lord GOD, what can you give me since I continue to be childless, and the heir of my household is Eliezer from Damascus?
Look!" Abram said, "You haven't given me any offspring, so a servant born in my house is going to be my heir."
A message came from the LORD to him again: "This one will not be your heir. Instead, the child who will be born to you will be your heir."
But Onan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his own heir, so whenever he had sexual relations with his brother's wife, he would spill his semen on the ground to avoid fathering offspring for his brother.
Now please pay attention closely! My whole family is attacking your humble servant! They're saying, "Turn over the one who attacked his brother and we'll put him to death in retribution for his brother, whose life he took. That way, we'll kill the heir also!' They're going to extinguish the only light left in my family, leaving my late husband neither an ongoing name nor a survivor on the face of the earth!"
Nevertheless, the Lord was unwilling to destroy David's dynasty because of the covenant that he had made with David, especially since he had promised to give him and to his sons the reigning presence of an heir forever.
To the people of Ammon: This is what the LORD says: "Does Israel have no sons? Does he have no heir? Why then has Milcom taken possession of Gad, and his people settled in its towns?
Nevertheless, I will deliver an heir to you, inhabitants of Mareshah to Adullam the glory of Israel will come.
But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they told one another, "This is the heir. Come on, let's kill him and get his inheritance!'
But those farmers told one another, "This is the heir. Come on, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
But when the farmers saw him, they talked it over among themselves and said, "This is the heir. Let's kill him so that the inheritance will be ours!'
Now what I am saying is this: As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything.
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if you are a child, then you are also an heir because of what God did.
has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.