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Gentiles (1484) (ethnos gives us our word "ethnic") in general refers to a multitude (especially persons) associated with one another, living together, united in kinship, culture or traditions and summed up by the words nation, Gentiles (especially when ethnos is plural), people (much like "people groups" in our modern missionary vernacular). In somewhat of a negative sense ethnos conveys the meaning of godless (generally idol worshipping) pagans (heathens, cp Eph 4:17, Mt 6:32), foreign nations not worshipping the true God (Mt 4:15). Often ethnos stands in clear contradistinction to Jew (Ioudaios) (Gal 2:14). Ethnos sometimes refers to Gentile Christians (Ro 11:13, Ro 15:27, 16:4, Gal 2:12). Ethnos is used in the singular of the Jewish Nation (Lk 7:5; 23:2; Jn 11:48, 50-53; Jn 18:35; 10.22" class="scriptRef">Acts 10:22; 24:2, 10; Acts 26:4; 28:19). Plato used ethnos of a special class of men, a caste, tribe. In the Septuagint ethnos was used for nation, people Ge 10:5; non-Jews, Gentiles Ps 2:1. Related Resources: Nations - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology Gentiles - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Gentiles - Holman Bible Dictionary Gentiles - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament Gentiles (2) - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament TDNT - ethnos, which probably comes from ethos, means "mass," "multitude," "host," and may be used for a "herd" or "swarm" as well as a human group. Applied to humans, it means a "people" but is a weaker term than, e.g., laos or glossa. Of some 160 NT instances, 40 are quotations from the OT. This does not affect the general usage but may give a special nuance in context. In 64 passages ethnos has no specialized sense. The reference is to a people or peoples (including the Jewish people; cf. Acts 10:22; 1Pet. 2:9, ethnos being used interchangeably with laos in this regard). panta ethne denotes all nations.... (In the Septuagint, ethnos is) The main Hebrew terms for “people,” ‘am and goy (plural goyim), both denote human groups, but historically the former comes to be used for the holy people and the latter (in the plural) for the Gentiles. In the LXX demos is rare, being used only for smaller clan-like societies, laos is the rendering of ‘am and ethnos of goy. There is a marked tendency to avoid the plural laoi, but ethne is common for the plural “peoples.” Vine - denotes, firstly, "a multitude or company;" then, "a multitude of people of the same nature or genus, a nation, people;" it is used in the singular, of the Jews, e.g., Luke 7:5 ; 23:2 ; John 11:48,50-52 ; in the plural, of nations (Heb., goiim) other than Israel, e.g., Matthew 4:15 ; Romans 3:29 ; 11:11 ; 15:10 ; Galatians 2:8 ; occasionally it is used of gentile converts in distinction from Jews, e.g., Romans 11:13 ; 16:4 ; Galatians 2:12,14 ; Ephesians 3:1 . (Gentiles - Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words) Trench's Synonyms of the New Testament - Study on comparison of laos (2992) People; ethnos (1484) Nation, Gentiles; demos (1218) Multitude; ochlos (3793) Crowd Although laos rarely is used in Attic prose, it is used between one and two thousand times in the Septuagint, where it usually is reserved for the elect people, the Israel of God. There are, however, some exceptions. The Philistines are described as a laos (Genesis 26:11), as are the Egyptians (Exodus 9:16), the Moabites (Ruth 1:15), and others. Occasionally the plural hoi laoi is used as an equivalent for ta ethne. Sometimes laoi is used with ethne as an exhaustive way to refer to the whole human race. In all the passages from Revelation, the exhaustive enumeration is fourfold; phylai (5443) and glossai (1100) are added to laoi and ethne. On one occasion, phylai gives way to basileis (935 ; Revelation 10:11) and on another to ochloi (Revelation 17:15). The use of laoi and ethne to refer to the whole human race in an exhaustive sense may be contrasted with a distributive use of these terms, where laos is used in the singular (Luke 2:32; Acts 27:17; Acts 27:23). In such constructions, the two terms refer to the whole of mankind, laos to the chosen people of God only, and ethne to all mankind outside of the covenant, a distinction that generally is true when the terms are used separately. In such cases, laos refers to the chosen people, ethne to the rest of mankind. In the singular, ethnos has no such restriction but was a name given to the Jews by others, who intended no slight by its use. Thus we read to ethnos ton loudaion (2453; Acts 10:22). Because it was not a dishonorable title, the Jews freely applied ethnos to themselves in the phrases to ethnos hemon (our nation) and to ethnos touto (this nation). Sometimes, and with certain additions, ethnos is a title of highest honor. Thus the Jews were ethnos hagion (40 , a holy nation) and ethnos ek mesou ethnon (a nation in the midst of Gentiles). If ethnos is used with ethos (1485) to indicate a group of people who live according to one set of customs and rules, then no nation deserves this title more than the Jews. The lives of the citizens of Israel probably were ordered according to more distinctive and rigidly defined customs than those of any other nation in history. Demos is used four times, all in Acts, in the section where Luke described the varied conditions of the heathen world (Acts 12:22; Acts 17:5; Acts 19:30; Acts 19:33). Each of these passages exemplifies Luke's accurate and precise use of technical terms, which is characteristic of so highly educated a man. The Greek demos is equivalent to the Latin populus (a people), which Cicero defined this way: "Populus is not every assembly of people gathered in any manner, but an assembly of a large number uniting together with consent of the law and for mutual benefit." Very often demos refers to an assembled group of people who are actively exercising their rights as citizens. This idea so dominates demos that en to demo is equivalent to "in a popular assembly," which is the way Luke invariably used demos. The exact opposite to demos is ochlos, the disorganized or unorganized multitude. In classical Greek, ochlos often has a certain tinge of contempt and designates those who share neither in the duties nor the privileges of free citizens. This contempt, however, is not necessarily part of ochlos's meaning (Acts 1:15; Revelation 7:9), and there is no hint of it in Scripture, where a man is held worthy of honor even though the only politeuma (4175, citizenship) he can claim is that which is eternal in the heavens (Philippians 3:20). Ethnos - 162x in 150v - Usage: Gentiles (93), nation (30), nations (37), pagans (1), people (2). Matthew 4:15 "THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES-- Matthew 6:32 "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. Matthew 12:18 "BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES. 21 "AND IN HIS NAME THE GENTILES WILL HOPE." Matthew 20:19 and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." 25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. Matthew 21:43 "Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 14 "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 25:32 "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples (command) of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Mark 10:33 saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles. 42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. Mark 11:17 And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS '? But you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN." Mark 13:8 "For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. 10 "The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. Luke 2:32 A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel." Luke 7:5 for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue." Luke 12:30 "For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. Luke 18:32 "For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, Luke 21:10 Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25 "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, Luke 22:25 And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.' Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King." Luke 24:47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. John 11:48 "If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation." 50 nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish." 51 Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. John 18:35 Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?" Acts 2:5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation (here ethnos = Jews) under heaven. Acts 4:25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS? 27 "For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, Acts 7:7 "'AND WHATEVER NATION TO WHICH THEY WILL BE IN BONDAGE I MYSELF WILL JUDGE,' said God, 'AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL COME OUT AND SERVE ME IN THIS PLACE.' 45 "And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with Joshua upon dispossessing the nations whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David. Acts 8:9 Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great; Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; Acts 10:22 They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you." 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. Acts 11:1 Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 18 When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life." Acts 13:19 "When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance-- all of which took about four hundred and fifty years. 46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 "For so the Lord has commanded us, 'I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.'" 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 14:2 But the Jews who disbelieved stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren. 5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them, 16 "In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; 27 When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 15:3 Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren. 7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. 12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. 14 "Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name. 17 SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,' 19 "Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, 23 and they sent this letter by them, "The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings. Acts 17:26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, Acts 18:6 But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles." Acts 21:11 And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, "This is what the Holy Spirit says: 'In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'" 19 After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 21 and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs. 25 "But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication." Acts 22:21 "And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'" Acts 24:2 After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, "Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation, 10 When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense, 17 "Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings; Acts 26:4 "So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem; 17 rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 20 but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance. 23 that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles." Acts 28:19 "But when the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation. 28 "Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen." Romans 1:5-note through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake, 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. Romans 2:14-note For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 24 For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written. Romans 3:29-note Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, Romans 4:17-note (as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE." Romans 9:24-note even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. 30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; Romans 10:19-note But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, "I WILL MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER YOU." Romans 11:11-note I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. 12 Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! 13 But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 25 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery-- so that you will not be wise in your own estimation-- that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; Romans 15:9-note and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, "THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME." 10 Again he says, "REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE." 11 And again, "PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLES PRAISE HIM." 12 Again Isaiah says, "THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE." 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, 27 Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things. Romans 16:4-note who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; 26 but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; 1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 1 Corinthians 5:1 It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife. 1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. 2 Corinthians 11:26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; Galatians 1:16-note to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, Galatians 2:2 It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain. 8 (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles), 9 and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 12 For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. 14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews? 15 "We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; Galatians 3:8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU." 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Ephesians 2:11-note Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision " by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands-- Ephesians 3:1-note For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles-- 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, Ephesians 4:17-note So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, Colossians 1:27-note to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:16-note hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost. 1 Thessalonians 4:5-note not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 1 Timothy 2:7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 1 Timothy 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. 2 Timothy 4:17-note But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth. 1 Peter 2:9-note But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 4:3-note For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. Revelation 2:26-note 'He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS; Revelation 5:9-note And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Revelation 7:9-note After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; Revelation 10:11-note And they said to me, "You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings." Revelation 11:2-note "Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months. 9 Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. 18 "And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth." Revelation 12:5-note And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. Revelation 13:7-note It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. Revelation 14:6-note And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; Comment: Beloved, contrary to popular, prevalent teaching, this verse is the fulfillment of Jesus' words in Mt 24:13-14. This is the last chance for sinful men, the final fulfillment of the Great Commission. After this event which occurs in the middle of the last seven years, the end will come quickly as the Bowl Judgments are poured out on the earth. See Revelation 14:8 which follows in short order! Revelation 14:8-note And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality." Revelation 15:3-note And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! 4 "Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED." Revelation 16:19-note The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. Revelation 17:15-note And he said to me, "The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. Revelation 18:3-note "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." 23 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery. Revelation 19:15-note From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. Revelation 20:3-note and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time. 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. Revelation 21:24-note The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; Revelation 22:2-note in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Ethnos - 42.4" class="scriptRef">4.36.30" class="scriptRef">30.12.9" class="scriptRef">9" class="scriptRef">9.26" class="scriptRef">26" class="scriptRef">26.5" class="scriptRef">50.9" class="scriptRef">9" class="scriptRef">9" class="scriptRef">946.27" class="scriptRef">7" class="scriptRef">7.28" class="scriptRef">28.19" class="scriptRef">19.8" class="scriptRef">8" class="scriptRef">28.14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14.6" class="scriptRef">6.33.8" class="scriptRef">8.7" class="scriptRef">7" class="scriptRef">7" class="scriptRef">79.6" class="scriptRef">" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10.18.13" class="scriptRef">13" class="scriptRef">13" class="scriptRef">1341" class="scriptRef">41.5" class="scriptRef">" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15.4" class="scriptRef">4" class="scriptRef">47.3" class="scriptRef">3" class="scriptRef">32.11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11.23" class="scriptRef">23" class="scriptRef">23" class="scriptRef">23" class="scriptRef">23" class="scriptRef">23.7" class="scriptRef">730 verses in non-apocryphal Septuagint - 32" class="scriptRef">32.16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">" class="scriptRef">8" class="scriptRef">8" class="scriptRef">8" class="scriptRef">28" class="scriptRef">28" class="scriptRef">28.10" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10" class="scriptRef">10.21" class="scriptRef">21" class="scriptRef">21.33.9" class="scriptRef">9" class="scriptRef">9" class="scriptRef">9.19" class="scriptRef">19.5.17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17" class="scriptRef">17.29" class="scriptRef">29.18" class="scriptRef">18" class="scriptRef">18.44" class="scriptRef">44.14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14" class="scriptRef">14.5" class="scriptRef">5" class="scriptRef">Ge 10:5, 24.36" class="scriptRef">36" class="scriptRef">36.20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20" class="scriptRef">20, 13.31" class="scriptRef">31" class="scriptRef">31-Gen.10.32" class="scriptRef">31-32 (all previous passages refer to the nations); 11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11.12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12" class="scriptRef">12.2" class="scriptRef">Ge 12:2 (make you a great nation); Ge 14:1, 5, 9; 15" class="scriptRef">15" class="scriptRef">15.14" class="scriptRef">15:14; 27" class="scriptRef">27" class="scriptRef">27" class="scriptRef">27" class="scriptRef">17:4ff, 33.16" class="scriptRef">16" class="scriptRef">16, 20, 27; 21" class="scriptRef">21.18" class="scriptRef">18.18" class="scriptRef">18:18; 20:4; 21:13, 18; 22" class="scriptRef">22" class="scriptRef">22" class="scriptRef">22" class="scriptRef">22" class="scriptRef">22.18" class="scriptRef">22:18; 25" class="scriptRef">25.16" class="scriptRef">25:16, 23; 37.26" class="scriptRef">26" class="scriptRef">26" class="scriptRef">26" class="scriptRef">26" class="scriptRef">26.4" class="scriptRef">26:4; 27:29; 28.3" class="scriptRef">28:3; 35.11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">11" class="scriptRef">35:11; 36:40; 46:3; 48:4, 19" class="scriptRef">19" class="scriptRef">19" class="scriptRef">19" class="scriptRef">19; 49.10" class="scriptRef">49:10; Exod 1:9; 34" class="scriptRef">34" class="scriptRef">34.24" class="scriptRef">24" class="scriptRef">9:24; 15:14; 19:5f; 21:8; 23:11, 18, 22, 27; 32:10; 33:13, 16; 34:10, 24; Lev 18:24, 28; 19:16; 20:2, 23f, 26; 21:1; 25:44; 26:33, 38" class="scriptRef">38, 45; Num 13:28, 31; 14:12, 15; 21:18; 23:9; 24:7f, 20; 25:15; Deut 1:28; 2:10, 21, 25; 4:6ff, 19, 27, 33f, 38; 6:14; 7:1, 6f, 14, 16f, 19, 22; 8:20; 9:1, 4f, 14; 10:15; 11:23; 12:29f; 13:7; 14:2; 15:6; 17:14; 18:9, 14; 19:1; 20:15f; 26:5, 19; 28:1, 10, 12, 41" class="scriptRef">41" class="scriptRef">32f, 36f, 49f, 64f; 29:16, 18, 24; 30:1, 3; 31:3; 32:8, 21, 28, 43; 33:17, 19; Josh 4:24; 23:3f, 7, 9, 12f; 24:4, 17f, 33; Judg 2:12, 20f, 23; 3:1; 4:2, 13, 16; 1 Sam 8:5, 20; 2 Sam 7:23; 22:44, 50; 1 Kgs 11:2; 14:24; 18:10; 2 Kgs 6:18; 16:3; 17:8, 11, 15, 26, 29, 32f, 41; 18:33; 19:12, 17; 21:2, 9; 1 Chr 14:17; 16:20, 26, 28, 31, 35; 17:21; 18:11; 29:11; 2 Chr 7:20; 15:6; 20:6; 28:3; 32:7, 13ff, 17, 23; 33:2, 9; 36:14; Ezra 4:10; 6:21; 9:7, 11; Neh 5:8f, 17; 6:6, 16; 13:26; Esth 1:1, 3, 5, 11; 3:8, 11ff; 4:1, 11, 17; 8:12, 17; 10:3; Job 12:23; 17:6; 34:29; 41:6; Ps 2:1, 8; 9:5, 11, 15, 17, 19f; 10:16; 18:43, 49; 22:27f; 33:10, 12; 43:1; 44:2, 11, 14; 46:6, 10; 47:1, 3, 8; 49:1; 57:9; 59:5, 8; 65:7; 66:7f; 67:2, 4; 68:30; 72:11, 17; 78:55; 79:1, 6, 10; 80:8; 82:8; 83:4; 86:9; 89:50; 94:10; 96:3, 5, 7, 10; 98:2; 102:15; 104:35; 105:13, 44; 106:5, 27, 34f, 41, 47; 108:3; 110:6; 111:6; 113:4; 115:2, 4; 116:19; 118:10; 126:2; 135:10, 15; 147:20; 149:7; Pr 11:26; 14:28, 34; 24:24; 26:3; 28:15, 17; 29:9, 18; 30:26, 31; Isa 1:4; 2:2ff; 5:26; 8:9, 19; 9:1; 10:6f, 13; 11:10, 12; 12:4; 13:4; 14:2, 6, 9, 12, 18, 26, 32; 16:8; 17:12f; 18:2, 7; 23:3; 24:13; 25:6f; 29:7f; 30:6, 28; 33:3, 8, 12; 34:1f; 36:18, 20; 37:12, 26; 40:15, 17; 41:2, 5, 28; 42:1, 4, 6; 43:9; 45:1, 20; 49:1, 6ff, 22; 51:4f; 52:5, 10, 15; 54:3; 55:4f; 56:7; 60:2f, 5, 11f, 16, 22; 61:6, 9, 11; 62:2, 10; 63:3; 64:2; 65:1; 66:8, 12, 18ff; Jer 1:5, 10; 2:11; 3:17, 19; 4:2, 7, 16; 5:9, 15, 29; 6:18, 22; 7:27; 9:16, 26; 10:2f, 25; 12:17; 14:22; 16:19; 18:7ff, 13; 22:8; 25:9, 11ff, 15, 17, 31f; 26:6; 27:8, 11; 28:11, 14; 31:7, 10, 36; 36:2; 44:8; 46:12, 28; 48:2; 49:14f, 31, 34, 36; 50:2f, 9, 12, 23, 41, 46; 51:7, 20, 27f, 41, 44, 58; Lam 1:1, 3, 10; 2:9; 4:15, 17, 20; Ezek 4:13; 5:5ff, 15; 6:8f; 11:16f; 12:15f; 16:14; 19:4, 8; 20:9, 14, 22f, 32; 22:4, 15f; 23:30; 25:7f; 26:2f, 5, 7, 16; 27:33, 36; 28:7, 19, 25; 29:12f, 15; 30:3, 11, 23, 26; 31:6, 11f, 16; 32:2, 9f, 12, 16, 18; 34:13, 28f; 35:10; 36:3ff, 13ff, 19ff, 30, 36; 37:21f, 28; 38:6, 8f, 12, 15f, 22f; 39:4, 7, 21, 23, 27f; Dan 2:44; 3:2, 4, 7, 29; 4:1, 21, 34; 5:1; 6:25; 7:14; 8:22; 9:6, 26; 11:14, 23, 33, 37; 12:1; Hos 8:8, 10; 9:17; Joel 1:6; 2:17, 19; 3:2, 8f, 11f; Amos 6:1, 14; 9:9, 12; Obad 1:1f, 15f; Mic 4:2f, 7, 11, 13; 5:7f, 15; 7:16; Nah 3:3ff; Hab 1:6, 17; 2:5, 8, 13; 3:6, 12; Zeph 2:1, 9, 11; 3:8; Hag 2:7, 14, 22; Zech 1:15, 21; 2:8, 11; 7:14; 8:13, 22f; 9:10; 12:3, 9; 14:2f, 16, 18f; Mal 1:11, 14; 2:9; 3:9, 12

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