Gentiles

Genesis 10:5; Nehemiah 5:8; Luke 2:32; Acts 26:17-20; Romans 1:14-16; 9:24
(nations). In O. T. sense, all peoples not Jewish (Gen. 10:55By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. (Genesis 10:5); 14:1; Neh. 5:88And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer. (Nehemiah 5:8)). In N. T., Greeks and Romans seem to type Gentiles (Luke 2:3232A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. (Luke 2:32); Acts 26:17-2017Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 19Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. (Acts 26:17‑20); Rom. 1:14-16; 9:2414I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:14‑16)
24Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? (Romans 9:24)
). “Isles of the Gentiles” (Gen. 10:55By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. (Genesis 10:5)), supposed to embrace Asia Minor and Europe.