The Greek noun “ἔθνος”

Found more than 150 times in the New Testament, the Greek noun “ethnos” meant “Gentile,” “pagan,” “heathen,” “nation.”  This term can describe nations in general (Mt. 25:32; Rom. 4:18) as well as the nation of Israel (Jn. 18:35; Acts 10:22).  God “created every nation” (Acts 17:26).  The saved are called a “holy nation” (1 Pet. 2:9).  Paul (1 Thess. 4:5) spoke of Gentiles “not knowing” God.  Jesus offers “healing for the nations” through His gospel (Rev. 22:2).