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The word “gentile” appears in 94 NASB verses – one in the Old Testament (Isaiah 9:1) and all the rest in the New Testament.  It means someone who is not a Jew – that is, not a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  There are, of course, several synonyms for the term “Gentile.”

Because of their ignorance of the one true God and His ways, the Gentiles were prone to idolatry and sexual immortality.

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