'Nation' in the Bible
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
and also that nation, whom they shall serve, I will judge; and afterward shall they come out with great riches.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I shall bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; he shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and that all the Gentiles of the earth shall be blessed in him?
And also of the son of the bondwoman I will make a nation because he is thy seed.
Arise, lift up the lad and hold him in thy hand, for I will make him a great nation.
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply, a nation and a company of nations (Gentiles) shall come out of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
And ye shall be my kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the sons of Israel.
If she pleases not her master, who therefore took her not unto himself to wife, then it is permitted that she be ransomed; and he may not sell her unto a strange nation when he rejects her.
Now therefore let me alone that my wrath may wax hot in them and consume them; and I will put thee over a great nation.
Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show 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 whom thou art shall see the work of the LORD; for it shall be a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
Keep them, therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who 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 has 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 has statutes and rights so just as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Or has God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, 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.
Then thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, My father, the Syrian, perishing of hunger went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became there a nation, great, mighty, and many;
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, even wood and stone.
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand,
a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old nor show favour to the young;
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.
As the LORD thy God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek thee; and when they all said, He is not here; he has caused kingdoms and nations to swear an oath if they have found thee or not.
However each nation made gods of their own and put them in the houses of the high places which those of Samaria had made, each nation in their city in which they dwelt.
And 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 ransom to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out the Gentiles from before thy people, whom thou didst redeem out of Egypt?
Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you nor persuade you in this matter neither believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hands and out of the hands of my fathers; how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my nation?
When he gives rest, who then can make trouble? If he hides his face, who then can behold him? This applies to a nation and the same to a man,
There they were in great fear: for God is with the nation of the righteous.
When they went from nation to nation from one kingdom to another people,
that I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
O sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, generation of evildoers, corrupt sons! They have forsaken the LORD; they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger; they have turned back.
And he shall judge among the Gentiles and shall rebuke many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
As thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee as they rejoice in the harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and upon the people of my wrath will I send him to take spoil and to take prey and to ready them that they might be tread down like the mire of the streets.
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
Hearken unto me, my people, and give ear unto me, O my nation: for the law shall proceed from me, and I will uncover my judgment for a light of the peoples.
The small one shall be as a thousand; the youngest as a strong nation; I the LORD will hasten it in its time.
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth bring forth in one day? Shall an entire nation be born at once? that Zion travailed, and shall bring forth her sons together?
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.
Shall I not visit for these things? said the LORD; and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Behold, I will bring a nation upon you from afar, O house of Israel, saith the LORD; it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou dost not know, neither dost thou understand what they say.
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Thus hath the LORD said, Behold, a people come from the land of the north wind, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, This is the nation that did not hear the voice of the LORD their God, nor receive chastisement; the faith is lost and was cut off from their mouth.
Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD has cast off and forsaken the nation of his wrath.
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
But if they will not hear, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
And in an instant I shall speak concerning the nation and concerning the kingdom, to build and to plant it;
Thus saith the LORD of the hosts, Behold, the evil goes forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
If these laws depart from before me, said the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
Dost thou not consider what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should no longer be a nation before them.
Moab shall no longer be praised; they have devised evil against Heshbon, saying, Come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation that dwells without care, saith the LORD, which has neither gates nor bars, which dwells alone.
And upon Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation where the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and no one shall dwell therein: they shall leave, they shall depart, both man and beast.
Behold, a people comes from the north, and a great nation and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
and I will make them one nation in the land in the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall no longer be two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, or language which speak blasphemy against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill because there is no other god that can deliver after this sort.
Now that being broken, whereas four stood up in its place, means that four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his strength.
And he shall judge among many peoples and correct strong nations even afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they train for war any more.
and I will make her that is lame to be heirs, and her that was cast off a strong nation, and the LORD shall reign over them in the mount of Zion from now, and for evermore.
For, behold, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which march through the breadth of the earth to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
Then Haggai answered, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, said the LORD; and so is every work of their hands, and all that they offer here is unclean.
Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye, even this whole nation, have robbed me.
For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.
the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation, and she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
for he loves our nation and he has built us a synagogue.
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
If we let him thus alone, everyone will believe on him, and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and the nation.
nor consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation be lost.
And this he spoke not of himself; but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation;
and not for that nation only, but that he should also gather together in one the sons of God that were scattered abroad.
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me; what hast thou done?
(And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.)
And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man and one that fears God and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for thee into his house and to hear words of thee.
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.
but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.
And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great peace and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy prudence,
Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself;
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings.
My manner of life from my youth, which from the beginning was among my own nation at Jerusalem, is known of all the Jews,
But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar, not that I had anything to accuse my nation of.
if in any manner I may provoke my nation to jealousy and cause some of them to be saved.
in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by those of my nation, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
And profited in Judaism above many of my equals in my own nation, being exceedingly more zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
For ye, brethren, have been imitators in Christ Jesus of the congregations of God which are in Judaea, for ye also have suffered like things of your own nation, even as they have of the Jews,
But ye are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an acquired people, that ye should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us unto God by thy blood, out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the eternal gospel that he might evangelize those that dwell on the earth and every nation and kindred and tongue and people,
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