31 occurrences

'Nations' in the Bible

Then the Lord will scatter you among the peoples and there will be very few of you among the nations where the Lord will drive you.

to dispossess nations greater and stronger than you and brought you here this day to give you their land as your property.

When the Lord your God brings you to the land that you are going to occupy and forces out many nations before you -- Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you --

If you think, "These nations are more numerous than I -- how can I dispossess them?"

He, the God who leads you, will expel the nations little by little. You will not be allowed to destroy them all at once lest the wild animals overrun you.

Just like the nations the Lord is about to destroy from your sight, so he will do to you because you would not obey him.

Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications.

Do not think to yourself after the Lord your God has driven them out before you, "Because of my own righteousness the Lord has brought me here to possess this land." It is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out ahead of you.

It is not because of your righteousness, or even your inner uprightness, that you have come here to possess their land. Instead, because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out ahead of you in order to confirm the promise he made on oath to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

then he will drive out all these nations ahead of you, and you will dispossess nations greater and stronger than you.

You must by all means destroy all the places where the nations you are about to dispossess worship their gods -- on the high mountains and hills and under every leafy tree.

When the Lord your God eliminates the nations from the place where you are headed and you dispossess them, you will settle down in their land.

After they have been destroyed from your presence, be careful not to be ensnared like they are; do not pursue their gods and say, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do the same."

For the Lord your God will bless you just as he has promised; you will lend to many nations but will not borrow from any, and you will rule over many nations but they will not rule over you.

When you come to the land the Lord your God is giving you and take it over and live in it and then say, "I will select a king like all the nations surrounding me,"

When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations.

Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.

When the Lord your God destroys the nations whose land he is about to give you and you dispossess them and settle in their cities and houses,

This is how you are to deal with all those cities located far from you, those that do not belong to these nearby nations.

Then he will elevate you above all the nations he has made and you will receive praise, fame, and honor. You will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he has said.

"If you indeed obey the Lord your God and are careful to observe all his commandments I am giving you today, the Lord your God will elevate you above all the nations of the earth.

The Lord will open for you his good treasure house, the heavens, to give you rain for the land in its season and to bless all you do; you will lend to many nations but you will not borrow from any.

The Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of wood and stone.

Among those nations you will have no rest nor will there be a place of peaceful rest for the soles of your feet, for there the Lord will give you an anxious heart, failing eyesight, and a spirit of despair.

"(For you know how we lived in the land of Egypt and how we crossed through the nations as we traveled.

Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the Lord our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit.

Then all the nations will ask, "Why has the Lord done all this to this land? What is this fierce, heated display of anger all about?"

"When you have experienced all these things, both the blessings and the curses I have set before you, you will reflect upon them in all the nations where the Lord your God has banished you.

As for the Lord your God, he is about to cross over before you; he will destroy these nations before you and dispossess them. As for Joshua, he is about to cross before you just as the Lord has said.

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided up humankind, he set the boundaries of the peoples, according to the number of the heavenly assembly.

Cry out, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge his servants' blood; he will take vengeance against his enemies, and make atonement for his land and people.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אזרח 
'ezrach 
Usage: 17

אמּה 
'ummah 
Usage: 3

אמּה 
'ummah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

ἀλλόφυλος 
Allophulos 
Usage: 1

γενεά 
Genea 
Usage: 17

γένος 
Genos 
Usage: 17

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132



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