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36 Bible Verses about Gentiles

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Romans 3:29

Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,

Acts 28:28

Be it known, therefore, unto you that this saving health of God is sent unto the Gentiles and that they will hear it.

Romans 11:25

For I would not, brethren, that ye ignore this mystery, that ye not be arrogant regarding yourselves: that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles are come in.

Ephesians 4:17

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses,

Romans 11:11

I say then, Have they stumbled in such a manner that they should fall completely? No, in no wise; but rather through their fall, saving health is come unto the Gentiles to provoke them unto jealousy.

Matthew 20:25

But Jesus called them unto him and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those that are great wield power over them.

Romans 2:14

for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature that which is of the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves;

Isaiah 61:6

But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD; men shall call you the Ministers of our God; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and with their glory ye shall be lifted up.

Acts 15:19

Therefore my sentence is that those from among the Gentiles who are converted to God not be troubled,

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,

Luke 21:24

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Acts 13:47

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles that thou should be for saving health unto the ends of the earth.

Romans 11:13

For (I call you Gentiles) inasmuch as I am truly the apostle of the Gentiles, my honorable ministry,

Isaiah 60:11

Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that the strength of the Gentiles may be brought unto thee, and their kings guided.

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans,

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Acts 17:4

And some of them believed and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the noble women not a few.

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart, who, after losing all sense of feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Matthew 6:31-32

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed? For the Gentiles seek after all these things.) For your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

1 Corinthians 10:20

But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I would not that ye should be participants of demons.

Gentiles » Conversion of » Examples of

Acts 13:48

And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

Acts 10:45

And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that also on the Gentiles the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out.

Acts 11:1

And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Idolatrous

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

1 Corinthians 12:2

Ye know that when ye were Gentiles, ye went, even as ye were led, unto the dumb idols.

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

Acts 13:46

Then Paul and Barnabas speaking with freedom, said, It was necessary indeed that the word of God should first have been spoken to you; but seeing ye put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans,

Gentiles » Called » Nations

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless this darkness shall not be the same as the affliction that came upon her when they lightly touched the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, nor afterward when they more grievously afflicted her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the Gentiles.

Psalm 9:20

Put fear into them, O LORD: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Gentiles » Comprehend all nations except the jews

Romans 9:24

Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles!

Romans 3:9

What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise; for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles that they are all under sin;

Gentiles » Characterized as » Ignorant of God

Gentiles » Outer court of temple for

Revelation 11:2

But leave out the court which is within the temple and measure it not, for it is given unto the Gentiles, and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty-two months.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Depraved and wicked

Romans 1:28-32

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, read more.
without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, without mercy. Who having understood the righteousness of God, they did not understand that those who do such things are worthy of death, not only those that do the same, but even those who encourage those that do them.

Gentiles » The jews » Not to follow the ways of

Leviticus 18:3

You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, in which ye dwelt; nor shall you do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I bring you; neither shall ye walk in their statutes.

Jeremiah 10:2

Thus hath the LORD said, Do not learn the way of the Gentiles, and do not fear the signs of heaven, even though the Gentiles fear them.

Gentiles » Often ravaged and defiled the holy land and sanctuary

Psalm 79:1

O God, the Gentiles are come into thine inheritance; they have defiled the temple of thy holiness; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Lamentations 1:10

Jod The enemy has spread out his hand upon all her precious things, and she saw the Gentiles enter into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

Gentiles » Ruled by God

2 Chronicles 20:6

and said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in the heavens and dost thou not rule in all the kingdoms of the Gentiles? Is there not power and might in thy hand so that no one is able to withstand thee?

Psalm 47:8

God reigns over the Gentiles; God sits upon the throne of his holiness.

Gentiles » Called » Uncircumcised

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for from now on the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come into thee.

1 Samuel 14:6

And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armour, Come and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised; peradventure the LORD will work for us, for it is not difficult for the LORD to save by many or by few.

Gentiles » Paul the apostle of

Galatians 2:7-8

But to the contrary, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter (for he that showed himself forth in Peter for apostleship of the circumcision, the same also showed himself forth in me toward the Gentiles);

Gentiles » Called » Greeks

Gentiles » Called » Strangers

Isaiah 60:10

And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall serve thee; for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my good favour I shall have mercy on thee.

Isaiah 14:1

For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob and will yet choose Israel and cause them to rest in their own land; and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

Gentiles » First special introduction of the gospel to

Acts 10:34-45

Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. The word which God sent unto the sons of Israel, preaching the gospel: peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), read more.
that word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of Judea and in Jerusalem, whom they slew hanging him on a tree. This same one God raised up the third day and showed him openly, not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people and to testify that it is he who is ordained of God to be the Judge of living and dead. Unto him all the prophets give witness, that whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins through his name. While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that also on the Gentiles the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out.

Acts 15:14

Simeon has declared how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

Gentiles » First general introduction of the gospel to

Acts 13:48-49

And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

Acts 15:12

Then all the multitude kept silence and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what great miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

Gentiles » Called » Heathen

Gentiles » Conversion of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

And it shall come to pass in the last of the days or times, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be confirmed as the head of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills; and all the Gentiles shall flow unto it.

Isaiah 11:10

And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse, who shall be lifted up as a banner, as an example to the Gentiles shall be sought by the Gentiles; and his Kingdom of peace shall be glorious.

Gentiles » The jews » Never associated with

Acts 11:2-3

When Peter was come up to Jerusalem, those that were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, Why didst thou go in to men uncircumcised and eat with them?

Acts 10:28

And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an abominable thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company or come unto one of another nation; but God has showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

Gentiles » Hated and despised the jews

Esther 9:1

Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his law drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, it was turned to the contrary; for the Jews took dominion over those that hated them.

Esther 9:5

Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword and slaughter and destruction and did what they would unto those that hated them.

Gentiles » Christ given as a light to

Gentiles » Chastised by God

Psalm 9:5

Thou hast reprehended the Gentiles, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

Psalm 94:10

He that chastens the Gentiles, shall he not correct? he that teaches man knowledge, shall not he know?

Gentiles » Characterized as » Superstitious

Deuteronomy 18:14

For these Gentiles, whom thou shalt inherit, hearkened unto observers of times and unto diviners, but as for thee, the LORD thy God has not allowed thee to do so.

Gentiles » Excluded from israel's privileges

Ephesians 2:11-12

Therefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who were called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh, which is made by hands, that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world,

Gentiles » The jews » Permitted to have, as servants

Leviticus 25:44

Both thy menslaves and thy maidslaves, which thou shalt have, shall be of the Gentiles that are round about you; of them shall ye buy slaves.

Gentiles » The jews » Not to intermarry with

Deuteronomy 7:3

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Gentiles » The jews » Often corrupted by

2 Kings 17:7-8

For so it was that the sons of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods and walked in the statutes of the Gentiles, whom the LORD had cast out from before the sons of Israel, and in the statutes of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Constant to their false gods

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation changed their gods? Even though they are not gods. But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

Gentiles » The jews » Despised, as if dogs

Matthew 15:26

But he answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and to cast it to the little dogs.

Gentiles » Not allowed to enter the temple

Acts 21:28-29

crying out, Men of Israel, help; this is the man that teaches everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place and further brought Greeks also into the temple and has polluted this holy place. (For before this they had seen Trophimus, an Ephesian, with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

Gentiles » Characterized as » Blasphemous and reproachful

Nehemiah 5:9

Also I said, What you do is not good, do you not walk in the fear of our God, that ye not be the reproach of our enemies the Gentiles?

Gentiles » Israel rejected till the fulness of

Romans 11:25

For I would not, brethren, that ye ignore this mystery, that ye not be arrogant regarding yourselves: that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles are come in.

Gentiles » Characterized as » Refusing to know God

Gentiles » Characterized as » Without the law

Romans 2:14

for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature that which is of the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves;

Gentiles » Called » Uncircumcision

Romans 2:26

Therefore if the uncircumcised keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his foreskin be counted for circumcision?

Gentiles » Counsel of, brought to nought

Psalm 33:10

The LORD brings the counsel of the Gentiles to nought; he makes the devices of the peoples of no effect.

Gentiles » Jerusalem trodden down by, &c

Luke 21:24

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Gentiles » The jews » Dispersed amongst

John 7:35

Then the Jews said among themselves, Where will he go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

Gentiles » United with the jews against Christ

Acts 4:27

For of a truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together (in this city),

Gentiles » Given to Christ as his inheritance

Psalm 2:8

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the Gentiles for thine inheritance and unto the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Ignorance of God » Exemplified » Gentiles

Paul » Testimoney » Gentiles

Acts 21:17-25

And when we arrived at Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. And the day following, Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were gathered. And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. read more.
And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous of the law; and they are informed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. What is it therefore? The multitude must needs come together, for they will hear that thou art come. Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men among us who have a vow on them; them take, and purify thyself with them, and pay their expenses, that they may shave their heads, and all may know that those things, of which they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thyself dost also walk orderly and keep the law. As touching the Gentiles who believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, except only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols and from blood and from that which has been strangled and from fornication.

Peter » Advocates » Gospel preaching » Gentiles

Acts 11:1-18

And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. When Peter was come up to Jerusalem, those that were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, Why didst thou go in to men uncircumcised and eat with them? read more.
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning and expounded it by order unto them, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a rapture of understanding I saw a vision: A certain vessel descended like a great sheet let down from heaven by the four corners, and it came unto me, upon which when I had fastened my eyes, I considered and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth and wild beasts and reptiles and fowls of the air. And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter, slay and eat. But I said, Not so, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God has cleansed, do not call common. And this was done three times, and it was all drawn up again into heaven. And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. And the Spirit bade me go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, who stood and said unto him, Send to Joppa and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter, who shall tell thee words, by which thou and all thy house shall be saved. And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then I remembered the word of the Lord, when he said, John indeed baptized in water, but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit. So then, if God gave them the same gift as he did unto us, who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I, that I should withstand God? When they heard these things, they were silent and glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted repentance unto life to the Gentiles.

Acts 15:7-11

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God chose that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us, and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. read more.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? For we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Praise » Is obligatory upon » Gentiles

Psalm 117:1

O praise the LORD, all ye Gentiles; praise him, all ye peoples.

Romans 15:11

And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and magnify him, all the peoples.

Topics on Gentiles

First Among The Gentiles

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans,

Gentiles, In Nt

Matthew 8:5-13

And when Jesus was entering into Capernaum, a centurion came unto him, beseeching him,

Gentiles, In Ot

Exodus 12:48-49

And if a stranger shall sojourn with thee and desire to make the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and make this sacrifice; and he shall be as one that is natural in the land, but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.

Jews Separate From Gentiles

John 4:9

Then said the Samaritan woman unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Paul, Apostle To Gentiles

Galatians 1:15-16

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,