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14 Bible Verses about Unsuitable Rule

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Proverbs 19:10

Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool -- "much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 28:2

When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

Nehemiah 9:37

And its rich yield goes to the kings whom You have set over us because of our sins; they have power also over our bodies and over our livestock at their pleasure. And we are in great distress.

Isaiah 3:4

And I will make boys their princes, and with childishness shall they rule over them [with outrage instead of justice].

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child or a servant and when your officials feast in the morning!

Leviticus 26:17

I [the Lord] will set My face against you and you shall be defeated and slain before your enemies; they who hate you shall rule over you; you shall flee when no one pursues you.

Psalm 106:41

And He gave them into the hands of the [heathen] nations, and they that hated them ruled over them.

Isaiah 3:6-7

When a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, You have a robe, you shall be our judge and ruler, and this heap of ruins shall be under your control -- " In that day he will answer, saying, I will not be a healer and one who binds up; I am not a physician. For in my house is neither bread nor clothing; you shall not make me judge and ruler of the people.

Lamentations 5:8

Servants and slaves rule over us; there is none to deliver us out of their hands.

Luke 19:14

But his citizens detested him and sent an embassy after him to say, We do not want this man to become ruler over us.

Jeremiah 22:15

Do you think that being a king [merely] means [self-indulgent] vying [with Solomon] and striving to excel in cedar [palaces]? Did not your father [Josiah], as he ate and drank, do justice and righteousness [being upright and in right standing with God]? Then it was well with him.

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