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Want to know what the Bible says about children born out of wedlock? Here are 48 Bible verses about children born out of wedlock from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Deuteronomy 23:2 NIV
No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord, not even in the tenth generation.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Hebrews 10:26 NIV
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
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Matthew 19:6 NIV
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
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Deuteronomy 24:16 NIV
Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.
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Hosea 4:6 NIV
    my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
“Because you have rejected knowledge,
    I also reject you as my priests;
because you have ignored the law of your God,
    I also will ignore your children.
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Hosea 2:2 NIV
“Rebuke your mother, rebuke her,
    for she is not my wife,
    and I am not her husband.
Let her remove the adulterous look from her face
    and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.
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1 Corinthians 6:18 NIV
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
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Hebrews 12:8 NIV
If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline —then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
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Acts 17:30 NIV
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
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John 8:14 NIV
Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
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Revelation 21:8 NIV
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars —they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
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Romans 7:15 NIV
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
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Romans 12:1-2 NIV
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
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2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
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Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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Matthew 19:7-8 NIV
7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
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James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
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John 8:41 NIV
You are doing the works of your own father.”
“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
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