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73 Bible Verses about Rulers

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Matthew 20:25

But Jesus called them to himself [and] said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions exercise authority over them.

Mark 10:42

And Jesus called them to himself [and] said to them, "You know that those who are considered to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their [people] in high positions exercise authority over them.

2 Chronicles 23:20

And he took the commanders of hundreds, the noblemen, the governors over the people, and all the people of the land, and they brought the king down from the house of Yahweh. And they came through the upper gate [to] the house of the king, and they set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

Proverbs 28:2

By the rebellion of a land, her rulers increase, but by a person of intelligence who knows justice, it will last.

Isaiah 16:1

Send a ram [to the] ruler [of the] land, from Sela [across the] desert to the mountain of {daughter Zion}.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried {aloud} to bring [in] the conjurers, the {astrologers} and the diviners; the king {spoke} and said to [the] wise men of Babylon, "Any man that can read this writing and can tell me its explanation will be clothed [in] purple and [will have] necklace of gold [hung] around his neck and he will rule [as] third [in authority] in the kingdom."

Hosea 13:10

Where now [is] your king that he may save you? [Where] in all your cities [are] your judges, of whom you said, "Give to me a king and rulers?"

Luke 12:11

But when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you should speak in your own defense or what you should say,

Acts 7:27

But the one who was doing wrong to [his] neighbor pushed him aside, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us?

Exodus 2:14

And he said, "Who {appointed you as a commander} and a judge over us? [Are] you intending to kill me like you killed the Egyptian?" And Moses was afraid, and he said, "Surely the matter has become known."

1 Corinthians 2:6-8

Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing, but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew. For if they had known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Psalm 105:16-22

Then he called for a famine upon the land; he broke every {supply} of bread. He sent a man on ahead of them; Joseph was sold as a slave. They clamped his feet in fetters. His neck went into irons.read more.
Until [the] time his word came about, the word of Yahweh tested him. [The] king sent and he freed him; [the] ruler of [the] peoples [sent] and let him loose. He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his possessions, to obligate his officials {as he saw fit} and teach his elders wisdom.

Daniel 2:48

Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and the chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

Romans 13:3

For rulers are not a [cause of] terror for a good deed, but for bad [conduct]. So do you want not to be afraid of authority? Do what [is] good, and you will have praise from it,

Genesis 25:16

These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are] their names by their villages and by their encampments--12 leaders according to their tribes.

Genesis 34:2

And Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. And he took her and lay with her and raped her.

Genesis 41:41

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."

Genesis 45:8

So now, you yourselves did not send me here, but God put me here as father to Pharaoh and as master of all his household, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 32:31

And thus [in the matter of] the envoys of the commanders of Babylon who had been sent to him to seek the sign that had happened in the land, God forsook him, to test him [and] to know all [that was] in his heart.

Ezekiel 28:2

"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Because your heart was haughty, and you said, 'I [am] a god; I sit [in the] seat of [the] gods, I sit in [the] heart of [the] seas!' But you are a human, not a god, and you gave your heart to be like [the] heart of a god.

Ezekiel 31:11

then I gave it into [the] hand of [the] leader of nations; he {dealt thoroughly} with it according to its wickedness. I drove it [out].

Daniel 9:1

In [the] first year [of] Darius, [the] son of Ahasuerus, from [the] offspring of [the] Medes, who became king over [the] kingdom of [the] Chaldeans--

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Joshua 13:3

from the Shihor, which [is] {east of Egypt}, up to the border of Ekron to [the] north, which is reckoned as Canaanite; [there are] five Philistine rulers: the Gazites, Ashdodites, Ashkelonites, Gittites, Ekronites, and the Avvim.

Judges 3:3

the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon up to Lebo-Hamath.

Judges 15:11

Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and they said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines [are] ruling over us? What [is] this [that] you have done to us?" And he said to them, "Just as they did to me, so I have done to them."

Judges 16:18

Delilah realized that {he had confided in her}, so she sent and called the rulers of [the] Philistines, saying, "Come up one more time, for {he has confided in me}." And the rulers of [the] Philistines came up, and they brought the money {with them}.

1 Samuel 5:8

So they sent and gathered all the rulers of [the] Philistines to them, and they asked, "What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?" And they said, "Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around toward Gath." So they moved the ark of the God of Israel [to Gath].

1 Samuel 6:16

The five rulers of [the] Philistines saw [it] and returned [to] Ekron that [same] day.

1 Samuel 29:2

The rulers of [the] Philistines [were] passing on according to hundreds and thousands, David and his men passing on at the rear with Achish.

1 Chronicles 12:19

And some Manassites deserted to David when he came with the Philistines to the battle against Saul, but he did not help them, for the rulers of the Philistines sent him away upon counsel, saying, "He will desert to his master Saul at [the cost of] our heads."

2 Samuel 5:1-2

So all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and they said, "Here we [are], {we are your flesh and blood}. {For some time}, when Saul was king over us, {you were leading Israel in and out}. Yahweh had said to you, 'You shall be the shepherd of my people Israel, and you will be the leader over Israel.'"

1 Chronicles 11:1-2

Then all Israel gathered to David in Hebron, saying, "Look--we are your flesh and bones. {For some time now}, even when Saul was king, you were {the one who led the army of Israel in battle}. And Yahweh your God said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel and will be leader over my people Israel.'"

1 Kings 1:34-35

Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel. Blow on the trumpet and say, 'Long live King Solomon!' Then you shall go up after him, and let him come and sit on my throne; he shall be king in my place. I have appointed him to be leader over Israel and Judah."

1 Kings 11:34

But I will not take all of the kingdom from his hand, but I will make him a leader all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my ordinances.

1 Chronicles 5:2

though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief [came] from him, but the birthright belonged to Joseph).

Micah 5:1

Now muster troops, O daughter of troops; a siege he puts against us. They strike the ruler of Israel with a rod on the cheek.

1 Kings 22:26

The king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the commander of the city and to Jehoash the son of the king;

2 Chronicles 18:25

Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the commander of the city and to Jehoash the son of the king,

Nehemiah 3:9

{Next to them} Rephaiah son of Hur, commander of half the district of Jerusalem, repaired.

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes [are] rebels and companions of thieves. Every one loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not defend [the] orphan and [the] legal dispute of [the] widow does not come before them.

Jeremiah 30:21

And their noble will be from them, and their ruler will come out from their midst. And I will bring him near and he will approach me. For who [is] he that would pledge his heart to approach me?' {declares} Yahweh.

Micah 3:1

And I said, "Listen, O heads of Jacob and leaders of the house of Israel! [Is it] not for you to know justice?

Matthew 2:6

'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for from you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"

Luke 18:18

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, [by] doing what will I inherit eternal life?"

Acts 4:5

And it happened that on the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes came together in Jerusalem,

Luke 23:13

So Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people

Luke 24:20

and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to a sentence of death, and crucified him.

John 7:48

{None} of the rulers or of the Pharisees have believed in him, [have they]?

Acts 13:27

For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, [because they] did not recognize this one, and the voices of the prophets that are read on every Sabbath, fulfilled [them] [by] condemning [him].

Revelation 3:14

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: "This is what the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God's creation, says:

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness.

Romans 13:1-2

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for [there] is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God. So then, the one who resists authority resists the ordinance [which is] from God, and those who resist will receive condemnation on themselves.

2 Samuel 6:21

So David said to Michal, "[In the] presence of Yahweh who chose me {over} your father and {over} his household, to appoint me [as] leader over the people of Yahweh, over Israel, I have celebrated before Yahweh.

2 Samuel 7:7-8

In all of my going about among all the {Israelites}, did I speak a word with one of the tribes of Israel whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, 'Why did you not build me a cedar house?'" ' So then, thus you shall say to my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts, "I took you from the pasture {from following} the sheep to be a leader over my people, over Israel,

1 Chronicles 17:6-7

In every [place] I have moved about, did I say one word [with] the judges of Israel I commanded to shepherd my people, saying, 'Why have you not built for me a house of cedar?'" ' So now, thus you shall say to my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts, "I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be leader over my people Israel,

Isaiah 44:28

who says of Cyrus, 'My shepherd,' and he shall carry out all my wishes; and saying of Jerusalem, 'It shall be rebuilt,' and [the] temple, 'It shall be founded.'"

Jeremiah 27:6

And now I myself have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and also the animals of the field I have given to him to serve him.

Topics on Rulers

Gentile Rulers

40;20;25

But Jesus called them to himself [and] said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions exercise authority over them.

Honouring Rulers

54;5;17

The elders who lead well must be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor by speaking and teaching.

Named Gentile Rulers

44;25;13-26

Now [after] some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to welcome Festus.

Rulers Of A Fourth

42;3;1

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, [when] Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,

Rulers Of Edom

1;36;31

Now these [are] the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the {Israelites}.

Rulers, Wicked

23;10;1

Ah! Those who decree decrees of evil, and writers who have written harm,

Wicked Rulers

20;29;2

When the righteous are numerous, the people will rejoice, but when the wicked are ruling, people will groan.