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Lexicon :: Strong's G1484 - ethnos

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ethnos (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from ἔθω (G1486)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:364,201

Trench's Synonyms: xcviii. λαός, ἕθνος, δῆμος, ὄχλος.

Strong’s Definitions

ἔθνος éthnos, eth'-nos; probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x

The KJV translates Strong's G1484 in the following manner: Gentiles (93x), nation (64x), heathen (5x), people (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x
The KJV translates Strong's G1484 in the following manner: Gentiles (93x), nation (64x), heathen (5x), people (2x).
  1. a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together

    1. a company, troop, swarm

  2. a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus

    1. the human family

  3. a tribe, nation, people group

  4. in the OT, foreign nations not worshipping the true God, pagans, Gentiles

  5. Paul uses the term for Gentile Christians

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἔθνος éthnos, eth'-nos; probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
ἔθνος, -ους, τό;
1. a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together; a company, troop, swarm: ἔθνος ἑταίρων, ἔθνος Ἀχαιων, ἔθνος λαῶν, Homer, Iliad; ἔθνος μελισσάων, 2, 87; μυιάων ἔθνεα, ibid. 469.
2. a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus (τὸ ἔθνος τὸ θῆλυ τὸ ἄρρεν, Xenophon, oec. 7, 26): πᾶν ἔθνος ἀνθρώπων, the human race, Acts 17:26 [but this seems to belong under the next entry].
3. race, nation: Matthew 21:43; Acts 10:35, etc.; ἔθνος ἐπὶ ἔθνος, Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8: οἱ ἄρχοντες, οἱ βασιλεῖς τῶν ἐθνῶν, Matthew 20:25; Luke 22:25; used [in the singular] of the Jewish people, Luke 7:5; Luke 23:2; John 11:48, 50-53; John 18:35; Acts 10:22; Acts 24:2 (Acts 24:3), Acts 24:10; Acts 26:4; 28:19.
4. (τά) ἔθνη, like הַגויִם in the O. T., foreign nations not worshipping the true God, pagans, Gentiles, [cf. Trench, § 98]: Matthew 4:15 (Γαλιλαία τῶν ἐθνῶν), Matthew 6:32; [3 John 1:7 R G; cf. Revelation 15:3 G L T Tr WH marginal reading after John 10:7], and very often; in plain contradistinction to the Jews: Romans 3:29; Romans 9:24; [1 Corinthians 1:23 G L T Tr WH]: Galatians 2:8, etc.; λαὸς (τοῦ θεοῦ, Jews) καὶ τὰ ἔθνη, Luke 2:32; Acts 26:17, 23; Romans 15:10.
5. Paul uses τὰ ἔθνη even of Gentile Christians: Romans 11:13; Romans 15:27; Romans 16:4; Galatians 2:12 (opposite Galatians 2:13 to οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι, i. e. Jewish Christians), Galatians 2:14; Ephesians 3:1, cf. Ephesians 4:17 [Winers Grammar, § 59, 4 a.; Buttmann, 130 (114)].
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:15; 6:32; 20:25; 21:43; 24:7
2:32; 7:5; 22:25; 23:2
10:7; 11; 11:48; 18:35
10:22; 10:35; 17:26; 24:2; 24:3; 24:10; 26:4; 26:17; 26:23; 28:19
3:29; 9:24; 11:13; 15:10; 15:27; 16:4
1 Corinthians
2:8; 2:12; 2:13; 2:14
3:1; 4:17
3 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1484 matches the Greek ἔθνος (ethnos),
which occurs 164 times in 152 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 4 (Mat 4:15–Act 13:47)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:15 - “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:32 - “For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:5 - These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:18 - “You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 - “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved
in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:21 - And in His name Gentiles will trust.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:19 - “and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:25 - But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:43 - “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:7 - “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[fn] and earthquakes in various places.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 - “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:14 - “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:19 - “Go therefore[fn] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:33 - “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:42 - But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:17 - Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?[fn] But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ [fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:8 - “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles.[fn] These are the beginnings of sorrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:10 - “And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:32 - A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:5 - “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:30 - “For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:32 - “For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:10 - Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 - “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:25 - And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:2 - And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow perverting the[fn] nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:47 - “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:48 - “If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:50 - “nor do you consider that it is expedient for us[fn] that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:51 - Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:52 - and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:35 - Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:5 - And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - “who by the mouth of Your servant David[fn] have said:

‘Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:27 - “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - ‘And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,’[fn] said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:45 - “which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:9 - But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:15 - But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:35 - “But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:1 - Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:18 - When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:19 - “And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:42 - So when the Jews went out of the synagogue,[fn] the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:46 - Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:47 - “For so the Lord has commanded us:

‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’ 

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