Jon explores what the Bible says about the definition of a nation.
Genesis 12:2 (NASB95): And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
Deuteronomy 23:7–8 (NASB95): You shall not detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.
8 “The sons of the third generation who are born to them may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Daniel 2:40–43 (NASB95): Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces.
41 “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
42 “As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
43 “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.
Psalm 33:12 (NASB95): Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
Proverbs 14:34 (NASB95): Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Matthew 28:19 (NASB95): Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Acts 17:26 (NASB95): and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Romans 9:3–4 (NASB95): For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
4 who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
1 Peter 2:9 (NASB95): But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Revelation 7:9 (NASB95): After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
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