There are many scriptures about the nations. Our nation America is one among many nations on this earth. Like the scriptures tell us we are all offspring of Adam. So often throughout the bible times of the patriarchs Israel was punished and then rewarded. All of Gods people are Adam's kin. Because of Jesus we all have a baptism into the same faith and the same family as Abraham. The psalms tell us much about Gods way to rule the nations. King David had faith and courage that withstood other partriarchs He was a Greater King to the Lord and served him with victory over the nations. The unique way David was delivered up over his enemies was like he was the Lord's sceptor and not just a King. He was an instrument of Gods authority. Below are many scriptures which speak for themselves . They are simple to understand and tell us about Gods way to rule the nations and reward them or punish them.
Youll notice that the Lord always wants us to be seperate from the nations that forsake God . Much like communism and athiest governments do.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
[ The Great Multitude in White Robes ] After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great— and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."
The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.
For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries."
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 2:26 (New International Version)
26To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—ter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him."
The Table of Nations
1 This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah's sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.
2 The sons [a] of Japheth:
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.
3 The sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4 The sons of Javan:
Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim. [b] 5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
6 The sons of Ham:
Cush, Mizraim, [c] Put and Canaan.
7 The sons of Cush:
Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca.
The sons of Raamah:
Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush was the father [d] of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD." 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in [e] Shinar. [f] 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, [g] Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
13 Mizraim was the father of
the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
15 Canaan was the father of
Sidon his firstborn, [h] and of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was [i] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22 The sons of Shem:
Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram:
Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech. [j]
24 Arphaxad was the father of [k] Shelah,
and Shelah the father of Eber.
25 Two sons were born to Eber:
One was named Peleg, [l] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
26 Joktan was the father of
Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
32 These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
Genesis 12 (New International Version)
The Call of Abram
1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 "I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you."
Genesis 17:4 (New International Version)
4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
Genesis 17:5 (New International Version)
5 No longer will you be called Abram [a] ; your name will be Abraham, [b] for I have made you a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:6 (New International Version)
6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
Genesis 17:16 (New International Version)
16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."
Genesis 18:18 (New International Version)
18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
Genesis 26:4 (New International Version)
4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring [a] all nations on earth will be blessed,
Leviticus 20:23 (New International Version)
23 You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.
Leviticus 20:24 (New International Version)
24 But I said to you, "You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from the nations.
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
Leviticus 20:25-27 (in Context) Leviticus 20 (Whole Chapter)
From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations.
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.
It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same."
14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us," 15 be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite. 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again." 17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees 20 and not consider himself better than his brothers and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.
[ The Prophet ] The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.
[ Blessings for Obedience ] If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.
Rejoice, O nations, with his people, , for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.
You yourselves have seen everything the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the LORD your God who fought for you.
Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them.
"But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,
Joshua 23:11-13 (in Context) Joshua 23 (Whole Chapter)
then you may be sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the LORD your God has given you.
2 Samuel 22:48
He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
2 Samuel 22:50
Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
1 Kings 4:34
Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.
2 Kings 17:33
They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.
1 Chronicles 16:8
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:26
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
1 Chronicles 16:28
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,
1 Chronicles 16:31
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
1 Chronicles 16:35
Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."
2 Chronicles 15:6
One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress.
2 Chronicles 20:6
and said: "O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.
2 Chronicles 32:13
"Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of the other lands? Were the gods of those nations ever able to deliver their land from my hand?
He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over man and nation alike,
This is the way he governs the nations and provides food in abundance.
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done
The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah
Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from deceitful and wicked men.
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
[ For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. ] Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted
On no account let them escape; in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.
I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
O LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors. Selah
But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.
[ A psalm of Asaph. ] O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
Psalm 79:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 79 (Whole Chapter)
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
Psalm 79:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 79 (Whole Chapter)
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
Psalm 79:9-11 (in Context) Psalm 79 (Whole Chapter)
You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.
Psalm 80:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 80 (Whole Chapter)
Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
Psalm 82:7-8 (in Context) Psalm 82 (Whole Chapter)
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."
Psalm 83:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 83 (Whole Chapter)
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
Psalm 86:8-10 (in Context) Psalm 86 (Whole Chapter)
Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
Psalm 89:49-51 (in Context) Psalm 89 (Whole Chapter)
Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
Psalm 94:9-11 (in Context) Psalm 94 (Whole
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:33-35 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"— peoples will curse him and nations denounce him.
Proverbs 24:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 24 (Whole Chapter)
[ A Rebellious Nation ] Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
Isaiah 1:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 1 (Whole Chapter)
Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
Isaiah 1:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 1 (Whole Chapter)
In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Isaiah 2:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 2 (Whole Chapter)
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Isaiah 2:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 2 (Whole Chapter)
He lifts up a banner for