Gen. 1:26-28 Man created to rule God’s creation.
Gen. 10,11 God identifies, then scatters the nations into separate languages – (At Pentecost God “reverses” the confusion at Babel by enabling all the nations to understand “the wonderful works of God” in their own languages. (Acts 2:7-11)
Gen. 12:1-3 God’s covenant with Abram to “bless all the families of the earth.”
Gen. 22:15-18 God repeats his promise to Abraham, “confirms it with an oath.” (Heb. 6:13-20)
Gen. 26: 3-5 God repeats His covenant with Abraham to Isaac.
Gen. 28: 3-4 God (through Isaac) repeats His covenant with Abraham to Jacob.
Ex. 19:5-6 God identifies Israel as his “special posession” among all nations, and as a “kingdom of priests” and a “holy nation” to represent his loving rule to the other nations.
Num. 14:21 God declares His purpose to “fill all the earth with His glory.”
Josh. 4:24 God tells Joshua and Israel to lay up stones of rememberance so “...that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord.”
I Sam. 17:45-46 David informs Goliath that his demise was so “...that all the earth may know there is a God in Israel.”
I Kings 8:60 Solomon’s Temple Dedication prayer ‘ “That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is none other.”
I Chr. 14:17 God brought the fear of Him “upon all nations” through David.
I Chr. 16:16 David reminds Israel of this covenant with Abraham.
2 Chr. 16:9 God’s eyes roam the “whole earth” seeking to show Himself strong.
Esther 8:17 “…many of the peoples of the land became Jews, and the fear of the Jews fell upon them.”
Ps. 2:8 God says, “Ask of me and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possessions.”
Ps. 22:27-28 “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.”
Ps. 47:8 “God rules over the nations … “
Ps. 57:8 “let your glory be over all the earth.”
Ps. 57:9, ii “ I will sing to you among the nations … let Your glory be over all the earth.”
Ps. 67 A prayer for blessing so God’s salvation can go “to all nations.”
Ps. 96:1-3 “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”
Ps. 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth.”
Ps. 117:1 “Praise the LORD, all you nations, exalt Him all you peoples.”
Isa. 49:6 Israel to be a light to the nations that His salvation could go “to the ends of the earth.”
Isa.52:10 “… All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”
Isa. 61:11 “… righteousness and praise will spring up among all the nations.”
Isa. 66:18 “…All nations and languages shall see my glory.”
Isa. 66:23 “… All mankind will come and bow down before me.”
Dan. 2:44 God’s Kingdom will crush all other kingdoms
Dan. 3:28-29 God’s judgment on every nation that denies the God of Shadrach, Mechach, and Abnednego.
Dan. 6:25 Darius decrees that “all peoples, nations, and men of every language” shall reverence the God of Daniel.
Joel 2:28 God promises to “fill the earth” with His glory.
Micah 4:1-2 In the last days “many nations” will worship the LORD.
Hab. 2:14 God promises to “fill the earth”with His glory.
Zech. 2:11 “… many nations shall be joined to the LORD …”
Zech. 9:10 God’s rule will be “to the ends of the earth”
Zech. 14:9 “… the LORD will be the King over all the earth.”
Matt. 21:43 The Kingdom shall be taken from Israel and given to a nation bringing forth its fruit.
Matt 24:14 The gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to every nation.
Matt. 28:18-20 The Great Commission The “Inclusive” Mandate
Mk. 16:15 “ The “Exclusive” Mandate
Lk. 24:47 “ The “Message” Mandate
Jn. 20:21 “ The “Jesus-Style” Mandate
Acts 1:8 “ The “Geographical” Mandate
Acts 3:25 Peter repeats God’s covenant with Abraham.
Acts 10:34 People from every nation are acceptable to God.
Acts 15:16-17 Peter interprets the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David to be the conversion of the nations.
Rom. 1:5 Paul’s call included “obedience to the faith among all nations.”
Rom. 10:18 Quoting Ps. 19:4, Paul declares the heavens declare God’s words “to the ends of the earth.”
Rom. 16:26 Paul declares God’s command to proclaim the “obedience of faith” to all nations.
2 Cor. 10:16 Paul’s intention to preach the gospel in “the regions beyond.”
Gal. 3:8 Paul repeats God’s covenant with Abraham to bless all the nations.
Eph. 1:8-11, 3:6-11 Paul declares God’s “eternal purpose” was to preach the gospel among gentile nations.
Col. 1:25-27 Paul identifies the “mystery of the ages,” which is the inclusion of the Gentile nations into God’s blessing and promise to show His glory.
Heb. 6:13-20 God reminds us that he “swore” he would uphold His covenant with Abraham.
Rev. 5:9-10, 7:9 The redeemed are from “every tribe, language, people and nation” and are a “kingdom of priests” to fulfill God’s desire for a royal priesthood and holy nation (see Ex. 19:5-6, I Peter 2:5-9).
Rev. 22:2 “The leaves of the tree went for the healing of the nations.”