'Chief' in the Bible
My lord, truly you are a great chief among us; take the best of our resting-places for your dead; not one of us will keep back from you a place where you may put your dead to rest.
And Abraham said to his chief servant, the manager of all his property, Come now, put your hand under my leg:
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was the chief of that land, saw her, he took her by force and had connection with her.
Bela, son of Beor, was king in Edom, and the name of his chief town was Dinhabah.
And at the death of Husham, Hadad, son of Bedad, who overcame the Midianites in the field of Moab, became king; his chief town was named Avith.
And at the death of Baal-hanan, Hadar became king in his place; his chief town was named Pau, and his wife's name was Mehetabel; she was the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.
Now after these things the chief servant who had the care of the wine, and the chief bread-maker in Pharaoh's house, did something against Pharaoh's orders;
And Pharaoh was angry with his two servants, with the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker;
And these two had a dream on the same night; the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker of the king of Egypt, who were in prison, the two of them had dreams with a special sense.
Then the chief wine-servant gave Joseph an account of his dream, and said, In my dream I saw a vine before me;
Now when the chief bread-maker saw that the first dream had a good sense, he said to Joseph, I had a dream; and in my dream there were three baskets of white bread on my head;
Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his servants; and he gave honour to the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker among the others.
And he put the chief wine-servant back in his old place; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
But the chief bread-maker was put to death by hanging, as Joseph had said.
Then the chief wine-servant said to Pharaoh, The memory of my sin comes back to me now;
Pharaoh had been angry with his servants, and had put me in prison in the house of the captain of the army, together with the chief bread-maker;
And when Joseph saw Benjamin, he said to his chief servant, Take these men into my house, and make ready a meal, for they will take food with me in the middle of the day.
So Joseph went up to put his father in his last resting-place; and with him went all the servants of Pharaoh, and the chief men of his house and all the chiefs of the land of Egypt,
If the chief priest by doing wrong becomes a cause of sin to the people, then let him give to the Lord for the sin which he has done, an ox, without any mark, for a sin-offering.
And the chief priest is to take some of its blood and take it to the Tent of meeting;
But let him, being a chief among his people, not make himself unclean in such a way as to put shame on himself.
And he who is the chief priest among his brothers, on whose head the holy oil has been put, who is marked out to put on the holy robes, may not let his hair go loose or have his clothing out of order as a sign of sorrow.
Those whose tents are on the east side, looking to the dawn, will be round the flag of the children of Judah, with Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, as their chief.
And nearest to him will be the tribe of Issachar, with Nethanel, the son of Zuar, as their chief.
After him, the tribe of Zebulun, with Eliab, the son of Helon, as their chief.
On the south side is the flag of the children of Reuben, in the order of their armies, with Elizur, the son of Shedeur, as their chief.
And nearest to him, the tribe of Simeon, with Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, as their chief.
On the west side will be the flag of the children of Ephraim, with Elishama, the son of Ammihud, as their chief.
And by him the tribe of Manasseh with Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, as their chief.
Then the tribe of Benjamin, with Abidan, the son of Gideoni, as their chief.
On the north side will be the flag of the children of Dan, with Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai, as their chief.
Nearest to him will be the tribe of Asher, with Pagiel, the son of Ochran, as their chief.
Then the tribe of Naphtali, with Ahira, the son of Enan, as their chief.
The chief of the families of Merari was Zuriel, the son of Abihail: their tents are to be placed on the north side of the House.
And the Lord said to Moses, Let every chief on his day give his offering to make the altar holy.
On the second day Nethanel, the son of Zuar, chief of Issachar, made his offering:
On the third day Eliab, the son of Helon, chief of the children of Zebulun:
On the fourth day Elizur, the son of Shedeur, chief of the children of Reuben:
On the fifth day Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, chief of the children of Simeon:
On the sixth day Eliasaph, the son of Reuel, chief of the children of Gad:
On the seventh day Elishama, the son of Ammihud, chief of the children of Ephraim:
On the eighth day Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, chief of the children of Manasseh:
On the ninth day Abidan, the son of Gideoni, chief of the children of Benjamin:
On the tenth day Ahiezer; the son of Ammishaddai, chief of the children of Dan:
On the eleventh day Pagiel, the son of Ochran, chief of the children of Asher:
On the twelfth day Ahira, the son of Enan, chief of the children of Naphtali:
Send men to get knowledge about the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from every tribe of their fathers you are to send a man, every one a chief among them.
Is it not enough that you have taken us from a land flowing with milk and honey, to put us to death in the waste land, but now you are desiring to make yourself a chief over us?
Say to the children of Israel that they are to give you rods, one for every family, for every chief, the head of his father's house, making twelve rods; let every man's name be placed on his rod.
Now Balak, hearing that Balaam had come, went to the chief town of Moab, on the edge of the Arnon, in the farthest part of the land, for the purpose of meeting him.
Now the man of Israel who was put to death with the woman of Midian was Zimri, the son of Salu, a chief of one of the families of the Simeonites.
For they are a danger to you with their false ways, causing sin to come on you in the question of Peor, and because of Cozbi, their sister, the daughter of the chief of Midian, who was put to death at the time of the disease which came on you because of Peor.
And you are to take one chief from every tribe to make the distribution of the land.
And of the tribe of the children of Dan, a chief, Bukki, the son of Jogli.
Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh, a chief, Hanniel, the son of Ephod:
And of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, a chief, Kemuel, the son of Shiphtan.
And of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, a chief, Elizaphan, the son of Parnach.
And of the tribe of the children of Issachar, a chief, Paltiel, the son of Azzan.
And of the tribe of the children of Asher, a chief, Ahihud, the son of Shelomi.
And of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, a chief, Pedahel, the son of Ammihud.
And the chief things of the oldest mountains, and the good things of the eternal hills,
At that time, Joshua went on to take Hazor and put its king to the sword: for in earlier times Hazor was the chief of all those kingdoms.
So Abimelech was chief over Israel for three years.
And they said to Jephthah, Come and be our chief so that we may make war against the children of Ammon.
So Jephthah went with the responsible men of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah said all these things before the Lord in Mizpah.
And when he saw her he was overcome with grief, and said, Ah! my daughter! I am crushed with sorrow, and it is you who are the chief cause of my trouble; for I have made an oath to the Lord and I may not take it back.
Then Samuel took Saul and his servant into the guest room, and made them take the chief place among all the guests who were there, about thirty persons.
But the people took some of their goods, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which were put to the curse, to make an offering of them to the Lord your God in Gilgal.
Then Abner had a talk with the chief men of Israel, saying, In the past it was your desire to make David your king: so now, do it:
And the king said to his servants, Do you not see that a chief and a great man has come to his end today in Israel?
And Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the army; and Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, was keeper of the records;
And the chief men of his house got up and went to his side to make him get up from the earth, but he would not; and he would not take food with them.
And say to Amasa, Are you not my bone and my flesh? May God's punishment be on me, if I do not make you chief of the army before me at all times in place of Joab!
These are the names of David's men of war: Ishbaal the Hachmonite, chief of the three; his axe was lifted up against eight hundred put to death at one time.
And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. He put to death three hundred with his spear, and he got for himself a name among the thirty.
And the king went to Gibeon to make an offering there, because that was the chief high place: it was Solomon's way to make a thousand burned offerings on that altar.
And these were his chief men: Azariah, the son of Zadok, was the priest;
Now Naaman, chief of the army of the king of Aram, was a man of high position with his master, and greatly respected, because by him the Lord had given salvation to Aram; but he was a leper.
And he sent Eliakim, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and the chief priests, dressed in haircloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
Go up to Hilkiah, the chief priest, and let him give out the money which is taken into the house of the Lord, which the keepers of the door have got together from the people;
Then Hilkiah, the chief priest, said to Shaphan the scribe, I have made discovery of the book of the law in the house of the Lord. So Hilkiah gave it to Shaphan;
Then the king gave orders to Hilkiah, the chief priest, and to the priests of the second order, and to the keepers of the door, to take out of the house of the Lord all the vessels made for Baal and for the Asherah and for all the stars of heaven; and he had them burned outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and took the dust of them to Beth-el
And the captain of the armed men took Seraiah, the chief priest, and Zephaniah, the second priest, and the three door-keepers;
And Hadad came to his end. Now the chiefs of Edom were: the chief of Timna, the chief of Aliah, the chief of Jetheth,
The chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon,
The chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom.
And Ram was the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, chief of the children of Judah;
Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, took away as a prisoner: he was chief of the Reubenites.
And his brothers by their families, when the list of their generations was made up: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai and Shaphat in Bashan;
These were heads of families in their generations; chief men: these were living in Jerusalem.
And the door-keepers: Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their brothers: Shallum was the chief.
For the four chief door-keepers, who were Levites, had a special position, looking after the rooms and the store-houses of the house of God.
These were heads of families of the Levites in their generations, chief men; they were living at Jerusalem.
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