Letís go into a study of this word "gentile." Most of todayís ministers are teaching that the world is divided into two groups of people; the jews and the gentiles, and that the gentile is anyone that is not a jew. They also spew out that we the Christians are the gentiles. This, of course is totally wrong.
In the Old Testament the word gentile in the Strongís Concordance can be found under #1471. It comes from the word goy, which means a foreign nation; hence a gentile, also figuratively, a troop of animals or flight of locust translated: 1. Gentile 2. Heathen 3. Nation 4. People and 5. Another. In the Old Testament the word goy in never translated to mean non-jew. The word goy is used in the Old Testament 557 times as follows: Gentile 30 times- another 1 time- People 11 times-Nation 373 times and Heathen 142 times.
Now letís take a few verses in the Bible and place the word gentile in place of the translators choice for the word goy as all of these ignorant, dumb dog preachers would have you to believe that it should be either or non-jew.
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
4As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
23And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
19And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Now, letís go back and read these same verses with the translation; non-jew in all places where the word nation or nations are used. It doesnít make any sense, does it? You will notice that the five words used to translate the Hebrew word goy into the English; such as nation, a people, heathen, etc., are collective nouns and cannot be properly translated to mean an individual person. So, once again your preachers are found to be liars. There is no such individual person in the Old Testament as a gentile. Now letís take a look into the New Testament on this word gentile. There are two words translated "gentile." They are #1484 Ethnos, which means a race of people or tribe of people; specifically, a non Judean tribe by implication "pagan." Also translated gentile, heathen, nation or people.
Strongís # 1484
[ethnos /eth∑nos/] n n. Probably from 1486; TDNT 2:364; TDNTA 201; GK 1620; 164 occurrences; AV translates as "Gentiles" 93 times, "nation" 64 times, "heathen" five times, and "people" twice.1 a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together. 1a a company, troop, swarm. 2 a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus. 2a the human race. 3 a race, nation, people group. 4 in the OT, foreign nations not worshipping the true God, pagans, Gentiles. 5 Paul uses the term for Gentile Christians.
And #1672 Hellen, a Hellen (Greek) or inhabitant of Hellas (Greece.) Greek speaking people, especially non Judean.
Strongís # 1672
[Hellen /hel∑lane/] n m. From 1671; TDNT 2:504; TDNTA 227; GK 1818; 27 occurrences; AV translates as "Greek" 20 times, and "Gentile" seven times. 1 a Greek either by nationality, whether a native of the main land or of the Greek islands or colonies. 2 in a wider sense the name embraces all nations not Jews that made the language, customs, and learning of the Greeks their own; the primary reference is to a difference of religion and worship.
7To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
13Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
28And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
23Of this manís seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: 24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. 26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
4Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
25As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
And just who are His people?
10Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
23And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
Known as Caucasians.
1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
These are the same people that he talked to in 1 Corinthians, just a year later.
1Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Who did Yahshua die for: The very same ones that He is coming back for in Matthew 25:33-34, His sheep which are of the House of Israel. Remember, He said in Matthew 15:24, "I am not sent but into the lost sheep of the house of Israel." He said to the jews in John 10:26, ye are not of my sheep!
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ:
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Now do you have a better understanding of what and who the gentiles are? They can be no other than the children of Israel.