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Romans 3:29

Is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the gentiles, too? Yes, of the gentiles, too,

Acts 28:28

You must understand that this message about God's salvation has been sent to the gentiles, and they will listen."

Romans 11:25

For I want to let you know about this secret, brothers, so that you will not claim to be wiser than you are: Stubbornness has come to part of Israel until the full number of the gentiles comes to faith.

Ephesians 4:17

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

Romans 11:11

And so I ask, "They have not stumbled so as to fall, have they?" Of course not! On the contrary, because of their stumbling, salvation has come to the gentiles to make the Jews jealous.

Matthew 20:25

But Jesus called the disciples and said, "You know that the rulers of the unbelievers lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them.

Romans 2:14

For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law.

Isaiah 61:6

But as for you, you will be called priests of the LORD, and you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of the nations, and you will boast about their riches.

Acts 15:19

"Therefore, I have decided that we should not trouble these gentiles who are turning to God.

Romans 9:30

What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith.

Luke 21:24

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be carried off as captives among all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the unbelievers until the times of the unbelievers are fulfilled."

Acts 13:47

For that is what the Lord ordered us to do: "I have made you a light to the gentiles to be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth.'"

Romans 11:13

I am speaking to you gentiles. Because I am an apostle to the gentiles, I magnify my ministry

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates will always stand open by day or night, and they will not be shut, so that nations will bring you their wealth, with their kings led in procession.

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Matthew 10:5

These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.

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Acts 17:4

Some of them were persuaded and began to be associated with Paul and Silas, especially a large crowd of devout Greeks and the wives of many prominent men.

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.

Matthew 6:31-32

"So don't ever worry by saying, "What are we going to eat?' or "What are we going to drink?' or "What are we going to wear?' because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them!

1 Corinthians 10:20

Hardly! What they offer, they offer to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become partners with demons.

Gentiles » Conversion of » Examples of

Acts 13:48

When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. Meanwhile, all who had been destined to eternal life believed,

Acts 10:45

Then the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles, too,

Acts 11:1

Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of God.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Idolatrous

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

1 Corinthians 12:2

You know that when you were unbelievers, you were enticed and led astray to worship idols that couldn't even speak.

Gentiles » The gospel not to be preached to, till preached to the jews

Acts 13:46

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly declared, "We had to speak God's word to you first, but since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are now going to turn to the gentiles.

Matthew 10:5

These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.

Gentiles » Called » Nations

Isaiah 9:1

But there will be no gloom for her who was in distress. Formerly, he brought contempt to the region of Zebulun and the region of Naphtali, but in the future he will have made glorious the way of the sea, the territory beyond the Jordan Galilee of the nations.

Psalm 9:20

Make them afraid, LORD, Let the nations know that they are only human. Interlude

Gentiles » Comprehend all nations except the jews

Romans 9:24

including us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but from the gentiles as well?

Romans 3:9

What, then, does this mean? Are we Jews any better off? Not at all! For we have already accused everyone, both Jews and Greeks, of being under the power of sin.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Ignorant of God

Gentiles » Outer court of temple for

Revelation 11:2

But don't measure the courtyard outside the Temple. Leave that out, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample the Holy City for 42 months.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Depraved and wicked

Romans 1:28-32

Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, haughty, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to their parents, read more.
foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Although they know God's just requirement that those who practice such things deserve to die they not only do these things but even applaud others who practice them.

Gentiles » The jews » Not to follow the ways of

Leviticus 18:3

You are not to do what you used to do in the land of Egypt where you lived. You are not to do what Canaan does, where I'm about to bring you, so that you live according to their statutes.

Jeremiah 10:2

This is what the LORD says: "Don't learn the way of the nations, and don't be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified of them.

Gentiles » Often ravaged and defiled the holy land and sanctuary

Psalm 79:1

God, nations have invaded your land to desecrate your holy Temple, to destroy Jerusalem,

Lamentations 1:10

The adversary seized in his hands everything she valued. She watched the nations enter her sanctuary; those you forbade to enter your place of meeting.

Gentiles » Ruled by God

Gentiles » Called » Uncircumcised

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city, for the uncircumcised and the unclean won't enter you.

1 Samuel 14:6

Jonathan told his armor bearer, "Come, let's go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised ones. Perhaps the LORD will work for us, since nothing prevents the LORD from delivering, whether by many or by a few."

Gentiles » Paul the apostle of

Galatians 2:7-8

In fact, they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel for the circumcised. For the one who worked through Peter by making him an apostle to the circumcised also worked through me by sending me to the gentiles.

Gentiles » Called » Greeks

Gentiles » Called » Strangers

Isaiah 60:10

"Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in my anger I struck you down, in my favor I have shown you mercy.

Isaiah 14:1

However, the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will once again choose Israel. He will settle them in their own land, and foreigners will join them, affiliating themselves with the house of Jacob.

Gentiles » First special introduction of the gospel to

Acts 10:34-45

Then Peter began to speak: "Now I understand that God shows no partiality. Indeed, whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation. He has sent his word to the descendants of Israel and brought them the good news of peace through Jesus the Messiah. This man is the Lord of everyone. read more.
You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, he went around doing good and healing everyone who was oppressed by the devil. We are witnesses of everything Jesus did in the land of the Jews, including Jerusalem. "They hung him on a tree and killed him, but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear not to all the people, but to us who were chosen by God to be witnesses and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He also ordered us to preach to the people and to testify solemnly that this is the one appointed by God to be the judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify to this: everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins through his name." While Peter was still making this statement, the Holy Spirit fell on all the people who were listening to his message. Then the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles, too,

Acts 15:14

Simeon has explained how God first showed his concern for the gentiles by taking from among them a people for his name.

Gentiles » First general introduction of the gospel to

Acts 13:48-49

When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. Meanwhile, all who had been destined to eternal life believed, and the word of the Lord began to spread throughout the whole region.

Acts 15:12

The whole crowd was silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul tell about all the signs and wonders that God had done through them among the gentiles.

Gentiles » Called » Heathen

Psalm 2:1

Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot?

Gentiles » Conversion of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

"It will come about in the last days that the mountain that is the LORD's Temple will be established as the highest of mountains, and will be raised above the hills; all the nations will stream to it.

Isaiah 11:10

At that time, as to the root of Jesse, who will be standing as a banner for the nations, the nations will rally to him, and his resting place is glorious.

Gentiles » The jews » Never associated with

Acts 11:2-3

But when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who emphasized circumcision disagreed with him. They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"

Acts 10:28

He told them, "You understand how wrong it is for a Jew to associate or visit with unbelievers. But God has shown me that I should stop calling anyone common or unclean,

Gentiles » Hated and despised the jews

Esther 9:1

On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, when the king's order and edict was about to be carried out, on the day when the enemies of the Jewish people expected to prevail over them, things were turned around so that the Jewish people themselves prevailed over those who hated them.

Esther 9:5

The Jewish people struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did with their enemies as they pleased.

Gentiles » Christ given as a light to

Gentiles » Chastised by God

Psalm 9:5

You rebuked the nations, you destroyed the wicked, you wiped out their name forever and ever.

Psalm 94:10

The one who disciplines nations can rebuke them, can he not? The one who teaches mankind can discern, can he not?

Gentiles » Characterized as » Superstitious

Deuteronomy 18:14

because those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to those who practice witchcraft and divination. But the LORD does not allow you to act this way."

Gentiles » Excluded from israel's privileges

Ephesians 2:11-12

So then, remember that at one time you gentiles by birth were called "the uncircumcised" by those who called themselves "the circumcised." They underwent physical circumcision done by human hands. At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from citizenship in Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise. You had no hope and were in the world without God.

Gentiles » The jews » Permitted to have, as servants

Leviticus 25:44

"As for your male and maid slaves who will be with you, you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations.

Gentiles » The jews » Not to intermarry with

Deuteronomy 7:3

You are not to intermarry with them. You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons,

Gentiles » The jews » Often corrupted by

2 Kings 17:7-8

This happened because the Israelis had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt and from the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, because they were fearing other gods, and because they were following the rules of the nations whom the LORD had expelled before the Israelis and that the kings of Israel had practiced.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Constant to their false gods

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation ever changed gods when they aren't even gods? But my people have exchanged their glory for that which does not profit.

Gentiles » The jews » Despised, as if dogs

Matthew 15:26

He replied, "It's not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the puppies."

Gentiles » Not allowed to enter the temple

Acts 21:28-29

yelling, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere to turn against our people, the Law, and this place. More than that, he has even brought Greeks into the Temple and desecrated this Holy Place." For they had earlier seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him and assumed that Paul had taken him into the Temple.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Blasphemous and reproachful

Nehemiah 5:9

So I said, "What you're doing isn't right! Shouldn't you live in the fear of our God to avoid shame from our foreign enemies?

Gentiles » Israel rejected till the fulness of

Romans 11:25

For I want to let you know about this secret, brothers, so that you will not claim to be wiser than you are: Stubbornness has come to part of Israel until the full number of the gentiles comes to faith.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Refusing to know God

Gentiles » Characterized as » Without the law

Romans 2:14

For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law.

Gentiles » Called » Uncircumcision

Romans 2:26

So if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, his uncircumcision will be regarded as circumcision, won't it?

Gentiles » Counsel of, brought to nought

Psalm 33:10

The LORD makes void the counsel of nations; he frustrates the plans of nations.

Gentiles » Jerusalem trodden down by, &c

Luke 21:24

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be carried off as captives among all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the unbelievers until the times of the unbelievers are fulfilled."

Gentiles » The jews » Dispersed amongst

John 7:35

Then the Jewish leaders asked one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we won't be able to find him? Surely he's not going to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he?

Gentiles » United with the jews against Christ

Acts 4:27

For in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate actually met together with unbelievers and the people of Israel to oppose your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed,

Gentiles » Given to Christ as his inheritance

Psalm 2:8

Ask of me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession.

Ignorance of God » Exemplified » Gentiles

Paul » Testimoney » Gentiles

Acts 21:17-25

When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers there welcomed us warmly. The next day, Paul went with us to visit James, and all the elders were present. After greeting them, Paul related one by one the things that God had done among the gentiles through his ministry. read more.
When they heard about it, they praised God and told him, "You see, brother, how many tens of thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and all of them are zealous for the Law. But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews living among the gentiles to forsake the Law of Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children or observe the customs. What is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. So do what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow. Take these men, go through the purification ceremony with them, and pay their expenses to shave their heads. Then everyone will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you are carefully observing and keeping the Law. As for the gentiles who have become believers, we have sent a letter with our decision that they should keep away from food that has been sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality."

Peter » Advocates » Gospel preaching » Gentiles

Acts 11:1-18

Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of God. But when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who emphasized circumcision disagreed with him. They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!" read more.
Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said, "I was in the town of Joppa praying when in a trance I saw a vision: Something like a large linen sheet descended down from heaven, lowered by its four corners, and it came right down to me. When I examined it closely, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice telling me, "Get up, Peter! Kill something and eat it.' But I replied, "Absolutely not, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!' Then the voice from heaven answered a second time, "You must stop calling common what God has made clean!' This happened three times. Then everything was pulled back up to heaven. "At that very moment three men arrived at the house where we were staying. They had been sent to me from Caesarea. The Spirit told me to go with them without hesitating. These six brothers went with me, too, and we entered the house of the man from Caesarea. Then he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his home and saying, "Send messengers to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter. He will discuss with you how you and your entire household will be saved.' "When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he was first given to us. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: "John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' Now if God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, who was I to try to stop God?" When they heard this, they calmed down, and praised God by saying, "So God has given repentance that leads to life even to gentiles."

Acts 15:7-11

After a lengthy debate, Peter stood up and told them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days, God chose me to be the one among you through whom the gentiles would hear the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows everyone's heart, showed them he approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between them and us, because of their faith-cleansed hearts. read more.
So why do you test God by putting on the disciples' neck a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we could carry? We certainly believe that it is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, that we are saved, just as they are."

Praise » Is obligatory upon » Gentiles

Psalm 117:1

Praise the LORD, all you nations! Exalt him, all you nations!

Romans 15:11

And again, "Praise the Lord, all you gentiles! Let all the nations praise him."

Topics on Gentiles

First Among The Gentiles

40;10;5

These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.

Gentiles, In Ot

2;12;48-49

If an alien who resides with you wants to observe the Passover to the LORD, every male in his household must be circumcised, and then he may come near to observe it. He is to be like a native of the land, but no uncircumcised person is to eat it.

Jews Separate From Gentiles

43;4;9

The Samaritan woman asked him, "How can you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" Because Jews do not have anything to do with Samaritans.

The Gentiles Conversion

1;22;18

Furthermore, through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my command."

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