135 occurrences

'Nation' in the Bible

However, I will judge the nation they serve, and afterward they will go out with many possessions.

As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will certainly bless him; I will make him fruitful and will multiply him greatly. He will father 12 tribal leaders, and I will make him into a great nation.

Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, “Lord, would You destroy a nation even though it is innocent?

But I will also make a nation of the slave’s son because he is your offspring.”

Get up, help the boy up, and support him, for I will make him a great nation.”

God also said to him:I am God Almighty.Be fruitful and multiply.A nation, indeed an assembly of nations,will come from you,and kings will descend from you.

God said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

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.”

The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.

Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”

Now if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You and find favor in Your sight. Now consider that this nation is Your people.”

And the Lord responded: “Look, I am making a covenant. I will perform wonders in the presence of all your people that have never been done in all the earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord’s work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring.

I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are.”

Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’

For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to Him?

And what great nation has righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?

Or has a god attempted to go and take a nation as his own out of another nation, by trials, signs, wonders, and war, by a strong hand and an outstretched arm, by great terrors, as the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Leave Me alone, and I will destroy them and blot out their name under heaven. Then I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous than they.’

You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

“The Lord will bring you and your king that you have appointed to a nation neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you will worship other gods, of wood and stone.

The Lord will bring a nation from far away, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down on you like an eagle, a nation whose language you don’t understand,

They have provoked My jealousywith their so-called gods;they have enraged Me with their worthless idols.So I will provoke their jealousywith an inferior people;I will enrage them with a foolish nation.

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:

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

And the sun stood stilland the moon stoppeduntil the nation took vengeance on its enemies.Isn’t this written in the Book of Jashar?So the sun stoppedin the middle of the skyand delayed its settingalmost 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,

And who is like Your people Israel? God came to one nation on earth in order to redeem a people for Himself, to make a name for Himself, and to perform for them great and awesome acts, driving out nations and their gods before Your people You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt.

As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent someone to search for you. When they said, ‘He is not here,’ he made that kingdom or nation swear they had not found you.

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.

But the people of each nation were still making their own gods in the cities where they lived and putting them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made.

wandering from nation to nationand from one kingdom to another,

And who is like Your people Israel? God, You came to one nation on earth to redeem a people for Yourself, to make a name for Yourself through great and awesome works by driving out nations before Your people You redeemed from Egypt.

Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every possible distress.

So now, don’t let Hezekiah deceive you, and don’t let him mislead you like this. Don’t believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver his people from my power or the power of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my power!’”

Vindicate me, God, and defend my causeagainst an ungodly nation;rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

wandering from nation to nationand from one kingdom to another,

so that I may enjoy the prosperityof Your chosen ones,rejoice in the joy of Your nation,and boast about Your heritage.

He has not done this for any nation;they do not know His judgments.Hallelujah!

Oh sinful nation,people weighed down with iniquity,brood of evildoers,depraved children!They have abandoned the Lord;they have despised the Holy One of Israel;they have turned their backs on Him.

You have enlarged the nationand increased its joy.The people have rejoiced before Youas they rejoice at harvest timeand as they rejoice when dividing spoils.

I will send him against a godless nation;I will command him to goagainst a people destined for My rage,to take spoils, to plunder,and to trample them down like clay in the streets.

What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation?The Lord has founded Zion,and His afflicted people find refuge in her.

sends couriers by sea,in reed vessels on the waters.Go, swift messengers,to a nation tall and smooth-skinned,to a people feared far and near,a powerful nation with a strange language,whose land is divided by rivers.

At that time a gift will be brought to Yahweh of Hosts from a people tall and smooth-skinned, a people feared far and near, a powerful nation with a strange language, whose land is divided by rivers—to Mount Zion, the place of the name of Yahweh of Hosts.

You have added to the nation, Lord.You have added to the nation; You are honored.You have expanded all the borders of the land.

For when he sees his children,the work of My hands within his nation,they will honor My name,they will honor the Holy One of Jacoband stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Pay attention to Me, My people,and listen to Me, My nation;for instruction will come from Me,and My justice for a light to the nations.I will bring it about quickly.

so you will summon a nation you do not know,and nations who do not know you will run to you.For the Lord your God,even the Holy One of Israel,has glorified you.”

They seek Me day after dayand delight to know My ways,like a nation that does what is rightand does not abandon the justice of their God.They ask Me for righteous judgments;they delight in the nearness of God.”

For the nation and the kingdomthat will not serve you will perish;those nations will be annihilated.

The least will become a thousand,the smallest a mighty nation.I am Yahweh;I will accomplish it quickly in its time.

“I was sought by those who did not ask;I was found by those who did not seek Me.I said: Here I am, here I am,to a nation that was not called by My name.

Who has heard of such a thing?Who has seen such things?Can a land be born in one dayor a nation be delivered in an instant?Yet as soon as Zion was in labor,she gave birth to her sons.

Has a nation ever exchanged its gods?(But they were not gods!)Yet My people have exchanged their Gloryfor useless idols.

Should I not punish them for these things?This is the Lord’s declaration.Should I not avenge Myselfon such a nation as this?

I am about to bring a nationfrom far away against you,house of Israel.This is the Lord’s declaration.It is an established nation,an ancient nation,a nation whose language you do not knowand whose speech you do not understand.

Should I not punish them for these things?This is the Lord’s declaration.Should I not avenge Myselfon such a nation as this?

This is what the Lord says:Look, an army is coming from a northern land;a great nation will be awakenedfrom the remote regions of the earth.

You must therefore declare to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the Lord their God and would not accept discipline. Truth has perished—it has disappeared from their mouths.

Should I not punish them for these things?This is the Lord’s declaration.Should I not avenge Myselfon such a nation as this?

At one moment I might announce concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will uproot, tear down, and destroy it.

However, if that nation I have made an announcement about turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.

At another time I announce that I will build and plant a nation or a kingdom.

When the 70 years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘the land of the Chaldeans, for their guilt, and I will make it a ruin forever.

“This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Pay attention! Disaster spreadsfrom nation to nation.A great storm is stirred upfrom the ends of the earth.”

“As for the nation or kingdom that does not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and does not place its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation I will punish by sword, famine, and plague”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“until through him I have destroyed it.

But as for the nation that will put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave it in its own land, and that nation will cultivate it and reside in it.” This is the Lord’s declaration.

Why should you and your people die by the sword, famine, or plague as the Lord has threatened against any nation that does not serve the king of Babylon?

If this fixed order departs from My presence—this is the Lord’s declaration—then also Israel’s descendants will ceaseto be a nation before Me forever.

“Have you not noticed what these people have said? They say, ‘The Lord has rejected the two families He had chosen.’ My people are treated with contempt and no longer regarded as a nation among them.

I will bring the four winds against Elamfrom the four corners of the heavens,and I will scatter them to all these winds.There will not be a nationto which Elam’s banished ones will not go.

For a nation from the north will come against her;it will make her land desolate.No one will be living in it—both man and beast will escape.

Look! A people comes from the north.A great nation and many kings will be stirred upfrom the remote regions of the earth.

?AyinAll the while our eyes were failingas we looked in vain for assistance;we watched from our towersfor a nation that refused to help.

“This is what the Lord God says: Because people are saying to you, ‘You devour men and deprive your nation of children,’

therefore, you will no longer devour men and deprive your nation of children.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

“I will no longer allow the insults of the nations to be heard against you, and you will not have to endure the reproach of the peoples anymore; you will no longer cause your nation to stumble.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king will rule over all of them. They will no longer be two nations and will no longer be divided into two kingdoms.

A herald loudly proclaimed, “People of every nation and language, you are commanded:

Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Therefore I issue a decree that anyone of any people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made a garbage dump. For there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.”

King Nebuchadnezzar,To those of every people, nation, and language, who live in all the earth: May your prosperity increase.

Then King Darius wrote to those of every people, nation, and language who live in all the earth: “May your prosperity abound.

He was given authority to rule,and glory, and a kingdom;so that those of every people,nation, and languageshould serve Him.His dominion is an everlasting dominionthat will not pass away,and His kingdom is onethat will not be destroyed.

The four horns that took the place of the shattered horn represent four kingdoms. They will rise from that nation, but without its power.

After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully. He will rise to power with a small nation.

For a nation has invaded My land,powerful and without number;its teeth are the teeth of a lion,and it has the fangs of a lioness.

I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation, for the Lord has spoken.

Therefore, the Lord says:I am now planning a disasteragainst this nation;you cannot free your necks from it.Then you will not walk so proudlybecause it will be an evil time.

He will settle disputes among many peoplesand provide arbitration for strong nationsthat are far away.They will beat their swords into plows,and their spears into pruning knives.Nation will not take up the sword against nation,and they will never again train for war.

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אני 
'oniy 
Usage: 7

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

פּרע 
Para` 
Usage: 16

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

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

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

ערם ערום 
`arowm 
Usage: 16

עריה 
`eryah 
Usage: 6

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

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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