'Chief' in the Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar and Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol, the chief captain of his army.
And Pharaoh was angry against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers and against the chief of the bakers.
Then the chief butler told his dream to Joseph and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me,
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head;
And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a banquet unto all his slaves, and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his slaves.
And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
But he hanged the chief baker; as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph but forgot him.
Then the chief butler spoke unto Pharaoh, saying, I remember my sins today;
and with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one was the head of the house of their fathers among the thousands of Israel.
And the chief of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, were present in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen that drew sword.
Then Saul said, Bring here all the chief of the people and know and see by whom this sin has been this day.
These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: he that sat in the seat of wisdom, chief among the three: Adino, the Eznite, who on one occasion slew eight hundred enemies.
These three, who were of the thirty chief, went down and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam, and the camp of the Philistines was pitched in the valley of Rephaim.
And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them and had a name among the three.
besides Solomon's chief officers who were over the work, there were three thousand three hundred who ruled over the people that did the work.
And King Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah, the chief priest, and Zephaniah, the second priest, and the three keepers of the door;
Joel, the chief, and Shapham, second, and Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan.
These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men who dwelt in Jerusalem.
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office and were over the chambers and treasures of the house of God.
These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD.
And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had: Jashobeam, of Hachmoni, the chief of the captains; he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain at one time and killed them.
And Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of three, who had lifted up his spear against three hundred, whom he slew and had a name among the three.
The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah, the Gibeathite; and Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah and Jehu, the Antothite,
Then the spirit clothed himself in Amasai, who was chief of the thirty, and he said, For thee, O David, and with thee, thou son of Jesse. Peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; for thy God helps thee. Then David received them and put them among the captains of the band.
And of the sons of Issachar, two hundred chief men, who had understanding of the times and were wise to know what Israel ought to do; and all their brethren followed their word.
of the sons of Kohath: Uriel, the chief, and his brethren, one hundred and twenty;
of the sons of Merari: Asaiah, the chief and his brethren, two hundred and twenty;
of the sons of Gershon: Joel, the chief, and his brethren one hundred and thirty;
of the sons of Elizaphan: Shemaiah, the chief, and his brethren, two hundred;
of the sons of Hebron: Eliel, the chief and his brethren, eighty;
of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab, the chief, and his brethren, one hundred and twelve.
and said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers among the Levites; sanctify yourselves and your brethren and bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it,
And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint of their brethren as singers with instruments of music, with psalteries and harps and cymbals sounding, and to lift up their voice with joy.
Asaph, the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps, but Asaph resounded with cymbals;
The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
And the son of Eliezer was Rehabiah, the chief. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
These are the sons of Levi after the houses of their fathers, even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did work in the ministry of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.
And there were more men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar, there were sixteen chief men of the houses of their fathers and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the houses of their fathers.
Rehabiah; of the sons of Rehabiah, the chief was Isshiah.
These, likewise, cast lots over against their brethren, the sons of Aaron, in the presence of David, the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
Of Hosah, of the sons of Merari: Simri, the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief)
Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another two by two, to minister in the house of the LORD.
As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of Gershon: of Laadan; chief fathers of Laadan were Gershon and Jehieli.
This Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of the holy things, which David, the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the princes of the host had dedicated.
Of the Hebronites was Jerijah, the chief among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand seven hundred chief fathers, whom King David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God and affairs of the king.
Now the sons of Israel after their number, who were chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, who came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each course was of twenty-four thousand.
Of the sons of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.
The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty-four thousand.
Then Solomon spoke unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every prince in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
Therefore the king called for Jehoiada, the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem unto the tabernacle of the testimony the collection, according to the commandment of Moses, the slave of the LORD and of the congregation of Israel?
The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand six hundred.
And Azariah, the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from there, and he also hastened to go out because the LORD had smitten him.
He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
If I do not remember thee, my tongue shall cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not prefer to lift up Jerusalem as my chief joy.
She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,
spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
The word which Jeremiah the prophet sent to Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was the chief steward of the bedchambers.
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door.
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah; they were thy merchants: they traded in thy fairs with the chief of all spices and with all precious stones and gold.
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days: and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments, but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he asked them where the Christ should be born.
and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave,
and love the first place at feasts and the chief seats in the synagogues
Now when they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
and, behold, a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
Then the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees came, and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me; what hast thou done?
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius because he was the chief speaker.
and from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony; and we were in that city abiding certain days.
And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.
Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.
And certain of the chief persons of Asia, who were his friends, sent unto him, asking him that he not present himself in the theatre.
and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone,
Therefore, also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion the chief corner stone, chosen, precious; and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.