'Gentiles' in the Bible
The Israelites who had returned from exile ate it, together with all who had separated themselves from the uncleanness of the Gentiles of the land in order to worship Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,along the sea road, beyond the Jordan,Galilee of the Gentiles!
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary?Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?
Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged, and crucified, and He will be resurrected on the third day.”
But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and the men of high position exercise power over them.
“Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death. Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles,
Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them.
a light for revelation to the Gentilesand glory to Your people Israel.
For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and He will be mocked, insulted, spit on;
They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentilesuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
But He said to them,“The kings of the Gentiles dominate them, and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’
You said through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David Your servant:Why did the Gentiles rageand the peoples plot futile things?
“For, in fact, in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, assembled together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed,
But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites.
The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God’s message also.
When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, “So God has granted repentance resulting in life even to the Gentiles!”
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: “It was necessary that God’s message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!
For this is what the Lord has commanded us:I have made youa light for the Gentilesto bring salvationto the endsof the earth.”
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.
But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against the brothers.
When an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to assault and stone them,
After they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported everything God had done with them and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
When they had been sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, explaining in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and they created great joy among all the brothers.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
Then the whole assembly fell silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul describing all the signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
Simeon has reported how God first intervened to take from the Gentiles a people for His name.
so the rest of humanitymay seek the Lord—even all the Gentileswho are called by My name,declares the Lord who does these things,
Therefore, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those among the Gentiles who turn to God,
They wrote this letter to be delivered by them: From the apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook his robe and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
After greeting them, he related in detail what God did among the Gentiles through his ministry.
But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, by telling them not to circumcise their children or to walk in our customs.
With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality.”
“Then He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”
I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them
Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.
that the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles.”
Therefore, let it be known to you that this saving work of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!”
Now I want you to know, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.
So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.
For, as it is written: The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.
What then? Are we any better? Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin,
Or is God for Jews only? Is He not also for Gentiles? Yes, for Gentiles too,
on us, the ones He also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?
What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.
I ask, then, have they stumbled in order to fall? Absolutely not! On the contrary, by their stumbling, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.
Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full number bring!
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. In view of the fact that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written:Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles,and I will sing psalms to Your name.
Again it says: Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His people!
And again:Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;all the peoples should praise Him!
And again, Isaiah says:The root of Jessewill appear,the One who rises to rule the Gentiles;the Gentiles will hope in Him.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God’s good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
For I would not dare say anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed,
Yes, they were pleased, and indeed are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even tolerated among the Gentiles—a man is living with his father’s wife.
On frequent journeys, I faceddangers from rivers,dangers from robbers,dangers from my own people,dangers from the Gentiles,dangers in the city,dangers in the open country,dangers on the sea,and dangers among false brothers;
to reveal His Son in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.
I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles—but privately to those recognized as leaders—so that I might not be running, or have run the race, in vain.
since the One at work in Peter for an apostleship to the circumcised was also at work in me for the Gentiles.
When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, agreeing that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
For he regularly ate with the Gentiles before certain men came from James. However, when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, because he feared those from the circumcision party.
But when I saw that they were deviating from the truth of the gospel, I told Cephas in front of everyone, “If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?”
Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.
The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith.
So then, remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh—called “the uncircumcised” by those called “the circumcised,” which is done in the flesh by human hands.
For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—
The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,
Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. As a result, they are always completing the number of their sins, and wrath has overtaken them at last.
not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don’t know God.
For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great:He was manifested in the flesh,vindicated in the Spirit,seen by angels,preached among the nations,believed on in the world,taken up in glory.
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me and all the Gentiles might hear. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do what is evil, they will, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation.
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