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14 Bible Verses about Unsuitable Rule

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Proverbs 19:10

Luxury is not appropriate for a fool—
how much less for a slave to rule over princes!

Proverbs 28:2

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,
but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

Nehemiah 9:37

Its abundant harvest goes to the kings
You have set over us,
because of our sins.
They rule over our bodies
and our livestock as they please.
We are in great distress.

Isaiah 3:4

“I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to you, land, when your king is a youth
and your princes feast in the morning.

Leviticus 26:17

I will turn against you, so that you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even though no one is pursuing you.

Psalm 106:41

He handed them over to the nations;
those who hated them ruled them.

Isaiah 3:6-7

A man will even seize his brother
in his father’s house, saying:
“You have a cloak—you be our leader!
This heap of rubble will be under your control.” On that day he will cry out, saying:
“I’m not a healer.
I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.
Don’t make me the leader of the people!”

Lamentations 5:8

Slaves rule over us;
no one rescues us from their hands.

Luke 19:14

“But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We don’t want this man to rule over us!’

Jeremiah 22:15

Are you a king because you excel in cedar?
Didn’t your father eat and drink
and administer justice and righteousness?
Then it went well with him.

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