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  • Jews often suffered discrimination in gentile institutions in those days.
  • The Bible records Jesus instructing his twelve apostles to teach the Jews and Paul to teach the gentiles.
  • For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
    Romans 10:12 (NIV)
  • These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans."
    Matthew 10:5 (NIV)

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  • He had few friends because he was shy, and even if he did make a friend, we weren’t allowed to have gentile friends.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • ...that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • "You should have brought her home yourself" "She’s a gentile," Yetta said.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Her friends — all of them Gentiles — at first were as mystified by the rules as Hana.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • Fortunately the animosity lasted only a few days out of the year, and generally in Narewka, Jews and gentiles existed peacefully alongside each other.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • My wife too—although she is a Gentile—is in danger because of her marriage.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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  • Suppose I told you that somebody with a name like Landau couldn’t be anything but a fat, hook-nosed, miserly pawnbroker out to cheat trusting Gentiles.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The group found a gentile restaurant, then visited a public swimming pool.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And snug in their spooncase of purple plush, faded, the twelve apostles having preached to all the gentiles: world without end.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Tribu" were possibly gentile groups, united by common descent, and included individuals connected by marriage.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Thinking that no land needed the seed of God so much, he decided to stay on for another week to Christianize both circumcised and gentile, legalize concubinage, and give the sacraments to the dying.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Most of the stores were run by gentiles, but some were owned by Orthodox Jews, members of the Hasidic sects in the area.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Whether the hero be ridiculous or sublime, Greek or barbarian, gentile or Jew, his journey varies little in essential plan.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Holy Christ-I’m sorry, I shouldn’t say that, I’m not a gentile.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Because it had not been the sickly and mystagogic Beatrice whom the poet had honored in his poem with the title of "donna gentile e pietosa," but rather his wife, the embodiment of this-worldly knowledge and practical, lifelong labor.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He resembled a gentile lost in a fog, wearing a suede touring cap and a double-breasted raincoat with epaulets, gun flaps, raglan sleeves, he knows these terms from years in dry cleaning, broad-welt pockets, belt loops, sleeve straps and so many buttons he felt dressed for life.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And once she told him that she was sure the good Lord would not be angry at her if she did steal a little from Esau’s heritage-the earth and the fields are Esau’s heritage-since Esau himself, she said, was stealing from Isaac on every sideshe meant all the new stores that were being opened by the other gentiles in our town.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Now, by my hood, a Gentile, and no Jew.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • "Whom Pagans and unbelieving Gentiles call Duke of Buckingham," replied Milady.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In Yad Vashem there is an Avenue of the Just where young trees have been planted, one for every Gentile who saved Jews from the Holocaust.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith’s bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Francie had been told that he had one vat from which he sold only to Gentiles.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • But for the Gentiles, ’tis no wonder; because Diseases, and Health; Vices, and Vertues; and many naturall accidents, were with them termed, and worshipped as Daemons.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheel and look windward, Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • These Gentiles, cruel and oppressive as they are, are in some sort dependent on the dispersed children of Zion, whom they despise and persecute.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I am lost when I balance this against that, I am lost when I ask if this is safe, I am lost when I ask if men, white men or black men, Englishmen or Afrikaners, Gentiles or Jews, will approve.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • When Don Quixote saw it, rendered in such lifelike style that one would have said Christ was speaking and Paul answering, "This," he said, "was in his time the greatest enemy that the Church of God our Lord had, and the greatest champion it will ever have; a knight-errant in life, a steadfast saint in death, an untiring labourer in the Lord’s vineyard, a teacher of the Gentiles, whose school was heaven, and whose instructor and master was Jesus Christ himself."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Quel ch’ella par quand’ un poco sorride, Non si pub dicer, ne tener a mente, Si e nuovo miracolo gentile."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • A Jewish moshiach will bring the Jews back to Israel and set up a government in Jerusalem that’s the center of political power for the world, for both Jews and Gentiles.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world; nor that sweet grove Of Daphne by Orontes, and the inspired Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive; nor that Nyseian isle Girt with the river Triton, where old Cham, Whom Gentiles Ammon call and Libyan Jove, Hid Amalthea, and her florid son Young Bacchus, from his stepdame Rhea’s eye; Nor where Abassin kings their issue guard, Mount Amara, though this by some supposed True Paradise under the Ethiop line By Nilus’…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …like in my childhood’s days; pictures which, simply because it was the old Combray that traced their outlines upon my mind before it vanished, are as moving—if I may compare a humble landscape with those glorious works, reproductions of which my grandmother was so fond of bestowing on me—as those old engravings of the ’Cenacolo,’ or that painting by Gentile Bellini, in which one sees, in a state in which they no longer exist, the masterpiece of Leonardo and the portico of Saint Mark’s.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Our elaborate sanitary code makes us unduly contemptuous of the Gentile.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Her interest in Gentiles earned the displeasure of her churchmen, and as she was proud there came a breach.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • These Gentiles, this rancher Holderness and this outlaw Dene, have driven my cattle, killed my sheep, piped my water off my fields.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • Those non-Jews, those Christians, that we called the "Righteous Gentiles," whose selfless acts of heroism saved the honor of their faith.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • Trouble between the Mormons and the Gentiles of the community would make her unhappy.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The special distinction of the men was that they were chosen by the Lord, each for a divine purpose; and that they were Gentiles does not lessen their glory.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Once, in the cherry time, when Gant’s great White Wax was loaded with its clusters, and the pliant and enduring boughs were dotted thickly by the neighbor children, Jews and Gentiles alike, who had been herded under the captaincy of Luke, and picked one quart of every four for their own, one of these whitehaired children had come doubtfully, mournfully, up the yard.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • …always a vicious assailant of what he considered slackness or lie or pomposity, never too kindly to well-intentioned stupidity, he worked in the laboratories of Koch, of Pasteur, he followed the early statements of Pearson in biometrics, he drank beer and wrote vitriolic letters, he voyaged to Italy and England and Scandinavia, and casually, between two days, he married (as he might have bought a coat or hired a housekeeper) the patient and wordless daughter of a Gentile merchant.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "Ah’m de Apostle Paul tuh de Gentiles.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • "We have here among us, my friends," says Chadband, "a Gentile and a heathen, a dweller in the tents of Tom-all-Alone’s and a mover-on upon the surface of the earth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • … "When the Gospel says that in the Kingdom of God there are neither Jews nor Gentiles, does it merely mean that all are equal in the sight of God?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Father’s stamp collection and Mother’s silver were hidden with Gentile, non-Jewish friends.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • There were some gentile Poles who also saw new opportunities.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • She had adopted a beautiful Gentile child named Fay Larkin.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
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