329 occurrences in 14 translations

'Nation' in the Bible

And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

And I will make you {exceedingly} fruitful. I will make you a nation, and kings shall go out from you.

And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

May the sovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation.

And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

God sent me before you to keep you and yours living on earth so that you might become a great nation.

And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

He told me, "Pay attention! I'm going to make you fruitful and numerous. I'm going to build you into a vast nation of people and then I'll give this land to your descendants for an eternal possession.'

The angel who has been my saviour from all evil, send his blessing on these children: and let my name and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, be given to them; and let them become a great nation in the earth.

But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation."

So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

And Moses put upon Aaron the breastplate; also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim [articles upon which the high priest put his hand when seeking the divine will concerning the nation].

And anyone who takes as food anything which has come to a natural end, or anything which has been put to death by beasts, if he is one of you by birth, or of another nation, will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening, and then he will be clean.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

and the land doth not vomit you out in your defiling it, as it hath vomited out the nation which is before you;

And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Say to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel, If any man of the children of Israel, or of another nation living in Israel, makes an offering, given because of an oath or freely given to the Lord for a burned offering;

And he who says evil against the name of the Lord will certainly be put to death; he will be stoned by all the people; the man who is not of your nation and one who is an Israelite by birth, whoever says evil against the holy Name is to be put to death.

You are to have the same law for a man of another nation living among you as for an Israelite; for I am the Lord your God.

And if one from another nation living among you gets wealth, and your countryman, at his side, becomes poor and gives himself for money to the man from another nation or to one of his family;

And if a man from another country is among you and has a desire to keep the Passover to the Lord, let him do as is ordered in the law of the Passover: there is to be the same rule for the man from another nation and for him who had his birth in the land.

I cannot carry this whole nation! The burden is too heavy for me!

I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

But the person who does wrong in the pride of his heart, if he is one of you or of another nation by birth, is acting without respect for the Lord, and will be cut off from his people.

And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying, Thus says your kinsman Israel: You know all the adversity and birth pangs that have come upon us [as a nation]:

And he sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates River in the land of Amaw, to summon him, saying, "Look, a nation has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are settling next to me.

So now, please come and curse this nation for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I will prevail so that we may conquer them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed."

"Look, a nation has come out of Egypt, and it covers the face of the earth. Come now and put a curse on them for me; perhaps I will be able to defeat them and drive them out."

For I will honor you greatly, and whatever you tell me I will do. So come, put a curse on this nation for me.'"

Then on the next morning Balak took Balaam, and brought him up to Bamoth Baal. From there he saw the extent of the nation.

For from the top of the rocks I see them; from the hills I watch them. Indeed, a nation that lives alone, and it will not be reckoned among the nations.

Edom will be a conquered nation and Seir will be Israel's defeated foe, while Israel performs valiantly.

And at that time I gave orders to your judges, saying, Let all questions between your brothers come before you for hearing, and give decisions uprightly between a man and his brother or one from another nation who is with him.

Starting today I will begin to instill fear and terror of you on the part of every nation under heaven who hears reports about you. They'll tremble in anguish before you.'"

Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

Do not gaze toward the heavens and observe the sun, the moon, the stars the entire array of the sky with the intent to worship and serve what the LORD your God gave every nation.

Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

You may not have as food anything which has come to a natural death; the man from another country who is living with you may take it for food, or you may get a price for it from one of another nation; for you are a holy people to the Lord your God. The young goat is not to be cooked in its mother's milk.

A man of another nation may be forced to make payment of his debt, but if your brother has anything of yours, let it go;

Then see that you take as your king the man named by the Lord your God: let your king be one of your countrymen, not a man of another nation who is not one of yourselves.

Do not be hard on a servant who is poor and in need, if he is one of your countrymen or a man from another nation living with you in your land.

And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

"A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, who went down to Egypt and traveled there with very few family members, yet there he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. But the Egyptians oppressed us, afflicted us, and assigned us to hard labor.

so he may elevate you far above all the nations that he has made. Then you will live to the praise, fame, and glory of God, and so be a nation that is holy to the LORD your God, as he has promised."

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

Do you thus repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Is not He your Father Who acquired you for His own, Who made and established you [as a nation]?

They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

And of Levi he said: Your Thummim and Your Urim [by which the priest sought God's will for the nation] are for Your pious one [Aaron on behalf of the tribe], whom You tried and proved at Massah, with whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;

He selected the best land for himself, for there was the leader's portion reserved; yet he came with the chiefs of the nation, and the righteous will of the Lord he performed, and His ordinances with Israel.

The priests carrying the ark of the Lord's covenant stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel crossed on dry ground until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan.

After the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua,

The Israelis traveled 40 years in the wilderness until the entire nation that is, the warriors who had departed from Egypt had perished because they hadn't listened to the voice of the LORD. The LORD had promised them that he would not let them see the land that he had sworn to give us, a land that flows with milk and honey.

After the entire nation had been circumcised, they stayed where they were in the camp until they recovered.

And the sun stood still and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on its enemies. Isn't this written in the Book of Jashar? So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting almost a full day.

The Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He declared, "Because this nation has violated My covenant that I made with their fathers and disobeyed Me,

Then the entire Israeli nation from Dan to Beer-sheba, including the territory of Gilead came out for war. The army assembled as one united force to God at Mizpah.

The officials of the entire nation, including every tribe of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God: 400,000 foot soldiers, all of them expert swordsmen.

And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

Then the king asked, "Where is your master's son?" "He's staying in Jerusalem!" Ziba answered the king. "He's saying "The nation of Israel will restore my father's kingdom to me today!'"

So the king called together the Gibeonites and conferred with them. Now the Gibeonites weren't part of the nation of Israel, but were the survivors from the Amorites. Although the Israelis had promised to spare them, Saul had started to execute them in his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah.

Your servant stands among your chosen people; they are a great nation that is too numerous to count or number.

So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

People came from every nation to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had word of his wisdom.

When Hiram heard Solomon's message, he was very happy. He said, "The Lord is worthy of praise today because he has given David a wise son to rule over this great nation."

Jeroboam told his wife, "Disguise yourself so that people cannot recognize you are Jeroboam's wife. Then go to Shiloh; Ahijah the prophet, who told me I would rule over this nation, lives there.

As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.

When the Arameans came against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, "Please strike this nation with blindness." So He struck them with blindness, according to Elisha's word.

Yet they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin; but the nation walked in them. And the Asherah [symbol of the goddess Asherah] remained in Samaria.

Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

And they stripped him and took his head and his weapons, and they sent [them] throughout the land of the Philistines to bring news to their idols and the nation.

And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

You made Israel your very own nation for all time. You, O Lord, became their God.

And the people who [were] in it he brought out, and {he set them to work with saws and iron implements and axes}. Thus David did to all the cities of the {Ammonites}. Then David returned, and all the nation [went] with him.

So David said to Joab and to the commanders of the nation, "Go, count Israel from Beersheba to Dan and bring a report to me that I might know their number."

Solomon addressed the entire nation of Israel, including the commanders of thousands and hundreds, the judges, all the other leaders of Israel, and all of the heads of the ancestral houses of Israel.

And Solomon and all the assembly [a united nation] with him went to the high place that was at Gibeon, for the Tent of Meeting of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness, was there [where the Canaanites had habitually worshiped].

Now, Lord God, may your promise to my father David be realized, for you have made me king over a great nation as numerous as the dust of the earth.

Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

not including revenue from traders and merchants. In addition, all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the nation brought gold and silver to Solomon.

And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.

As a result, the Lord became angry with Amaziah and sent a prophet to him, who asked him, "Why did you seek the gods of a people who were unable to deliver their own nation from you?"

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אוּץ 
'uwts 
Usage: 10

אזרח 
'ezrach 
Usage: 17

אטם 
'atam 
Usage: 8

אל 
'al 
never , nay , neither , no , none , nor , not , nothing , rather than , whither , nothing worth
Usage: 727

אמּה 
'ummah 
Usage: 3

אמּה 
'ummah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

אני 
'oniy 
Usage: 7

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

גב 
Gab 
Usage: 13

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

הוּה 
Havvah 
Usage: 16

טפר 
T@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

יצר 
Yatsar 
distressed , be straitened , be in straits , vexed , be narrow
Usage: 8

יתד 
Yathed 
Usage: 24

לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

לח 
Leach 
Usage: 1

מגרעה 
Migra`ah 
Usage: 1

מולדת 
Mowledeth 
Usage: 22

מכרה מכוּרה 
M@kuwrah 
Usage: 3

מסמרה מסמרה מסמר מסמר 
Macmer 
Usage: 4

מער 
Ma`ar 
Usage: 2

מערם 
Ma`arom 
Usage: 1

משׂמרה 
Masm@rah 
Usage: 1

נבות 
Nabowth 
Usage: 22

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 22

נדב 
Nadab 
Usage: 20

נהלל נהלל 
Nahalal 
Usage: 3

נויתo 
Naviyth 
Usage: 6

נזר נזיר 
Naziyr 
Usage: 16

נחבּי 
Nachbiy 
Usage: 1

נחוּם 
Nachuwm 
Usage: 1

נחור 
Nachowr 
Usage: 18

נחליאל 
Nachaliy'el 
Usage: 2

נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 1

נחמני 
Nachamaniy 
Usage: 1

נחרי נחרי 
Nacharay 
Usage: 2

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 9

נחשׁון 
Nachshown 
Usage: 10

נחת 
Nachath 
Usage: 5

נכון 
Nakown 
Usage: 1

נעם 
Na`am 
Usage: 1

נעמה 
Na`amah 
Usage: 5

נעמי 
No`omiy 
Usage: 21

נעמן 
Na`aman 
Usage: 16

נעמתי 
Na`amathiy 
Usage: 4

נערה 
Na`arah 
Usage: 4

נערי 
Na`aray 
Usage: 1

נערן 
Na`aran 
Usage: 1

נפתּלי 
Naphtaliy 
Usage: 50

נקב 
Naqab 
Usage: 22

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 42

נתן־מלך 
N@than-Melek 
Usage: 1

עוּר 
`uwr 
Usage: 1

ערם עירם 
`eyrom 
Usage: 10

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

ערה 
`arah 
Usage: 15

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

ערם ערום 
`arowm 
Usage: 16

עריה 
`eryah 
Usage: 6

פּרע 
Para` 
Usage: 16

צפּרן 
Tsipporen 
Usage: 2

צר צר 
Tsar 
Usage: 109

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

רע 
Roa` 
Usage: 19

שׂוּם 
 
Usage: 26

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

שׁם 
Shum (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

שׁקף 
Shaquph 
Usage: 2

שׁר 
Shor 
Usage: 2

שׁריר 
Shariyr 
Usage: 1

שׁרר 
Shorer 
Usage: 1

ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

ἀλλόφυλος 
Allophulos 
Usage: 1

ἄστοργος 
Astorgos 
Usage: 2

γενεά 
Genea 
Usage: 17

γένεσις 
Genesis 
Usage: 3

γένος 
Genos 
Usage: 17

γνησίως 
Gnesios 
Usage: 1

γυμνητεύω 
Gumneteuo 
be naked
Usage: 1

γυμνός 
Gumnos 
Usage: 9

γυμνότης 
Gumnotes 
Usage: 2

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

ἧλος 
helos 
Usage: 2

θλίβω 
Thlibo 
Usage: 9

κακία 
Kakia 
Usage: 10

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call , bid , be so named , named ,
Usage: 106

μενοῦνγε 
menounge 
Usage: 3

Ναασσών 
Naasson 
Usage: 3

Ναγγαί 
Naggai 
Usage: 1

Ναζαρέθ Ναζαρέτ 
Nazareth 
Usage: 12

Ναζαρηνός 
Nazarenos 
Usage: 4

Ναζωραῖος 
Nazoraios 
Usage: 14

Ναθάν 
Nathan 
Usage: 1



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