Gen 2:4

(NIV)
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

(ESV)
These are the generations
of the heavens and the earth when they were created,
in the day that the  Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Gen 5:1

(NIV)
This is the written account of Adam’s family line.

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.
(ESV)
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man he made him in the likeness of God.

Gen 6:9

(NIV)
This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
(ESV)
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

Gen 7:1

(NIV)
The  Lord then said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.

Gen 9:12

(NIV)
And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:
(ESV)
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:

Gen 10:1

(NIV)
This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

(ESV)
These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.

Gen 10:32

(NIV)
These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.

(ESV)
These are the clans of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, in their nations and from these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the flood.

Gen 11:10

(NIV)
This is the account of Shem’s family line.

Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.
(ESV)
These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Gen 11:27

(NIV)
This is the account of Terah’s family line.

Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.
(ESV)
Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.

Gen 15:16

(NIV)
In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.’

(ESV)
And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”

Gen 17:7

(NIV)
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
(ESV)
And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

Gen 17:9

(NIV)
Then God said to Abraham, ‘As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
(ESV)
And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations.

Gen 17:12

(NIV)
For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner – those who are not your offspring.
(ESV)
He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring,

Gen 25:12

(NIV)
This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.

(ESV)
These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham.

Gen 25:13

(NIV)
These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
(ESV)
These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Gen 25:19

(NIV)
This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham became the father of Isaac,
(ESV)
These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac,

Gen 33:5

(NIV)
Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. ‘Who are these with you?’ he asked.

Jacob answered, ‘They are the children God has graciously given your servant.’

(ESV)
And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Gen 33:11

(NIV)
Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.’ And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it.

(ESV)
Please accept my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” Thus he urged him, and he took it.

Gen 36:1

(NIV)
This is the account of the family line of Esau (that is, Edom).

(ESV)
These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Gen 36:9

(NIV)
This is the account of the family line of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.

(ESV)
These are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.

Gen 37:2

(NIV)
This is the account of Jacob’s family line.

Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

(ESV)
These are the generations of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.

Gen 42:21

(NIV)
They said to one another, ‘Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress has come on us.’

(ESV)
Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.”

Gen 43:29

(NIV)
As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son, he asked, ‘Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?’ And he said, ‘God be gracious to you, my son.’
(ESV)
And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? God be gracious to you, my son!”

Exod 1:6

(NIV)
Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
(ESV)
Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.

Exod 3:15

(NIV)
God also said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites, “The  Lord, the God of your fathers – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob – has sent me to you.”

‘This is my name for ever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.
(ESV)
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The  Lord the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.

Exod 6:16

(NIV)
These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.

(ESV)
These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years.

Exod 6:19

(NIV)
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.

These were the clans of Levi according to their records.

(ESV)
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations.

Exod 12:14

(NIV)
‘This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the  Lord – a lasting ordinance.
(ESV)
This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the  Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast.

Exod 12:17

(NIV)
‘Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
(ESV)
And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever.

Exod 12:42

(NIV)
Because the  Lord kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to honour the  Lord for the generations to come.

(ESV)
It was a night of watching by the  Lord, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the  Lord by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.

Exod 16:32

(NIV)
Moses said, ‘This is what the  Lord has commanded: “Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.”’

(ESV)
Moses said, “This is what the  Lord has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”

Exod 16:33

(NIV)
So Moses said to Aaron, ‘Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the  Lord to be kept for the generations to come.’

(ESV)
And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar, and put an omer of manna in it, and place it before the  Lord to be kept throughout your generations.”

Exod 17:16

(NIV)
He said, ‘Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the  Lord, the  Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.’

(ESV)
saying, “A hand upon the throne of the  Lord! The  Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Exod 27:21

(NIV)
In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the  Lord from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.

(ESV)
In the tent of meeting outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the  Lord. It shall be a statute forever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel.

Exod 28:10

(NIV)
in the order of their birth – six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other.
(ESV)
six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, in the order of their birth.

Exod 29:42

(NIV)
‘For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the  Lord. There I will meet you and speak to you;
(ESV)
It shall be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the  Lord, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.

Exod 30:8

(NIV)
He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so that incense will burn regularly before the  Lord for the generations to come.
(ESV)
and when Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he shall burn it, a regular incense offering before the  Lord throughout your generations.

Exod 30:10

(NIV)
Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the  Lord.’

(ESV)
Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year. With the blood of the sin offering of atonement he shall make atonement for it once in the year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the  Lord.”

Exod 30:21

(NIV)
they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come.’

(ESV)
They shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they may not die. It shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his offspring throughout their generations.”

Exod 30:31

(NIV)
Say to the Israelites, “This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
(ESV)
And you shall say to the people of Israel, ‘This shall be my holy anointing oil throughout your generations.

Exod 31:13

(NIV)
‘Say to the Israelites, “You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so that you may know that I am the  Lord, who makes you holy.

(ESV)
“You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the  Lord, sanctify you.

Exod 31:16

(NIV)
The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.
(ESV)
Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever.

Exod 33:19

(NIV)
And the  Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the  Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
(ESV)
And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The  Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Exod 40:15

(NIV)
Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.’
(ESV)
and anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”

Lev 3:17

(NIV)
‘“This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood.”’

(ESV)
It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Lev 6:18

(NIV)
Any male descendant of Aaron may eat it. For all generations to come it is his perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the  Lord. Whatever touches it will become holy.”’

(ESV)
Every male among the children of Aaron may eat of it, as decreed forever throughout your generations, from the  Lord’s food offerings. Whatever touches them shall become holy.”

Lev 7:36

(NIV)
On the day they were anointed, the  Lord commanded that the Israelites give this to them as their perpetual share for the generations to come.

(ESV)
The  Lord commanded this to be given them by the people of Israel, from the day that he anointed them. It is a perpetual due throughout their generations.”

Lev 10:9

(NIV)
‘You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,
(ESV)
“Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

Lev 17:7

(NIV)
They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols to whom they prostitute themselves. This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the generations to come.”

(ESV)
So they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to goat demons, after whom they whore. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

Lev 21:17

(NIV)
‘Say to Aaron: “For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God.
(ESV)
Speak to Aaron, saying, None of your offspring throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.

Lev 22:3

(NIV)
‘Say to them: “For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the  Lord, that person must be cut off from my presence. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
Say to them, ‘If any one of all your offspring throughout your generations approaches the holy things that the people of Israel dedicate to the  Lord, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from my presence: I am the  Lord.

Lev 23:14

(NIV)
You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

(ESV)
And you shall eat neither bread nor grain parched or fresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:21

(NIV)
On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and not do any ordinary work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

(ESV)
And you shall make a proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

Lev 23:31

(NIV)
You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
(ESV)
You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

Lev 23:41

(NIV)
Celebrate this as a festival to the  Lord for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month.
(ESV)
You shall celebrate it as a feast to the  Lord for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

Lev 23:43

(NIV)
so that your descendants will know that I made the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the  Lord your God.”’

(ESV)
that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the  Lord your God.”

Lev 24:3

(NIV)
Outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the  Lord from evening till morning, continually. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
(ESV)
Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before the  Lord regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

Lev 25:30

(NIV)
If it is not redeemed before a full year has passed, the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to the buyer and the buyer’s descendants. It is not to be returned in the Jubilee.
(ESV)
If it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong in perpetuity to the buyer, throughout his generations; it shall not be released in the jubilee.

Num 1:20

(NIV)
From the descendants of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel:
All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.
(ESV)
The people of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, their generations, by their clans, by their fathershouses, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:22

(NIV)
From the descendants of Simeon:
All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were counted and listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.
(ESV)
Of the people of Simeon, their generations, by their clans, by their fathershouses, those of them who were listed, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war:
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