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Want to know what the Bible says about inheritance? Here are 168 Bible verses about inheritance 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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Proverbs 13:22 NIV
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
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Ephesians 1:11-14 NIV
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
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Proverbs 20:21 NIV
An inheritance claimed too soon
    will not be blessed at the end.
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Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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Acts 20:32 NIV
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
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Ephesians 1:18 NIV
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
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Titus 3:7 NIV
so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
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Romans 8:17 NIV
Now if we are children, then we are heirs —heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
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Deuteronomy 21:15-17 NIV
15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.
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Colossians 1:12 NIV
and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Numbers 36:6-9 NIV
6 This is what the Lord commands for Zelophehad’s daughters: They may marry anyone they please as long as they marry within their father’s tribal clan. 7 No inheritance in Israel is to pass from one tribe to another, for every Israelite shall keep the tribal inheritance of their ancestors. 8 Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in her father’s tribal clan, so that every Israelite will possess the inheritance of their ancestors. 9 No inheritance may pass from one tribe to another, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.”
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Matthew 5:5 NIV
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
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Ephesians 1:14 NIV
who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
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Proverbs 17:2 NIV
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son
    and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
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1 Peter 1:4 NIV
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
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Ephesians 1:11 NIV
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
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Galatians 3:29 NIV
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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Ephesians 5:5 NIV
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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Hebrews 1:14 NIV
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
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