Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Gentile, heathen, people, a foreign nation

Hebrew: גּוֹי, gôy (H1471)

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Here are Gentile, heathen, nation, people and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word גּוֹי mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H1471

Hebrew Base Word: גּוֹי

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Gentile, heathen, nation, people

Definition: A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.

Detailed definition:

  1. (n m) nation, people.
    1. Nation, people.
      1. Usually of non-Hebrew people.
      2. Of descendants of Abraham.
      3. Of Israel.
    2. Of swarm of locusts, other animals (figuratively).
    3. (n pr m) Goyim.

Derived terms: Rarely (shortened) גֹּי; apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing).


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɡoi̯
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɡoi̯
  3. Transliteration: gôy
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ɡoy
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ɡoy

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