Nation - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Nation

[ 1,,G1484, ethnos ]
originally a multitude," denotes
(a) "a nation" or "people," e.g., Matthew 24:7; Acts 10:35; the Jewish people, e.g., Luke 7:5; Luke 23:2; John 11:48, John 11:50-John 11:52; Acts 10:22; Acts 24:2, Acts 24:10, Acts 24:17; in Matthew 21:43, the reference is to Israel in its restored condition;
(b) in the plural, "the nations" as distinct from Israel. See GENTILES.

[ 2,,G1085, genos ]
"a race:" See KIND (Noun).

[ 3,,G246, allophulos ]
"foreign, of another race" (allos, "another," phulon, "a tribe"), is used in Acts 10:28, "one of another nation."

Note: For Philippians 2:15, genea (AV, "nation," RV, "generation"), See AGE.

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