When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
(Heb. plural goyum). At first the word goyim denoted generally all the nations of the world (Gen. 18:18; comp. Gal. 3:8). The Jews afterwards became a people distinguished in a marked manner from the other goyim. They were a separate people (Lev. 20:23; “26:14-45; Deut. 28), and the other nations, the Amorites,” “Hittites, etc., were the goyim, the heathen, with whom the Jews” were forbidden to be associated in any way (Josh. 23:7; 1 Kings 11:2). The practice of idolatry was the characteristic of these “nations, and hence the word came to designate idolaters (Ps.” “106:47; Jer. 46:28; Lam. 1:3; Isa. 36:18), the wicked (Ps. 9:5,” “15, 17).” “The corresponding Greek word in the New Testament, ethne, has “similar shades of meaning. In Acts 22:21, Gal. 3:14, it denotes” “the people of the earth generally; and in Matt. 6:7, an” idolater. In modern usage the word denotes all nations that are strangers to revealed religion.
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