11 Bible Verses about Bastards

Deuteronomy 23:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord.

Hebrews 12:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

Judges 11:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah.

Genesis 19:36 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father.

Galatians 4:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman.

Job 24:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

(There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and they take a pledge against the poor.)

Luke 3:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Romans 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 23:1-49 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem. “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors ...

2 Samuel 11:2-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.”

Genesis 16:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.

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