235 occurrences in 12 translations

'Chiefs' in the Bible

As for Ishmael, I have given ear to your prayer: truly I have given him my blessing and I will make him fertile and give him great increase; he will be the father of twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.

These were Ishmael's children, listed by their names according to their villages and their camps. There were a total of twelve tribal chiefs, according to their clans.

These are the chiefs of Esau’s sons:the sons of Eliphaz, Esau’s firstborn:Chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,

Korah, Gatam, and Amalek.These are the chiefs of Eliphazin the land of Edom.These are the sons of Adah.

These are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son:Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.These are the chiefs of Reuelin the land of Edom.These are the sons of Esau’s wife Basemath.

These are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah:Chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.These are the chiefs of Esau’s wife Oholibamahdaughter of Anah.

These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom),and these are their chiefs.

Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.These are the chiefs of the Horites,the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.

These are the chiefs of the Horites:Chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.These are the chiefs of the Horites,according to their divisions, in the land of Seir.

These are the names of Esau’s chiefs,according to their families and their localities,by their names:Chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,

Magdiel, and Iram.These are Edom’s chiefs,according to their settlements in the land they possessed.Esau was father of the Edomites.

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,

Go and get together the chiefs of the children of Israel, and say to them, The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has been seen by me, and has said, Truly I have taken up your cause, because of what is done to you in Egypt;

And they will give ear to your voice: and you, with the chiefs of Israel, will go to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and say to him, The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has come to us: let us then go three days' journey into the waste land to make an offering to the Lord our God.

Then Moses and Aaron went and got together all the chiefs of the children of Israel:

Then Moses sent for the chiefs of Israel, and said to them, See that lambs are marked out for yourselves and your families, and let the Passover lamb be put to death.

Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified;trembling will seize the leaders of Moab;the inhabitants of Canaan will panic;

And the Lord said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take some of the chiefs of Israel with you, and take in your hand the rod which was stretched out over the Nile, and go.

See, I will take my place before you on the rock in Horeb; and when you give the rock a blow, water will come out of it, and the people will have drink. And Moses did so before the eyes of the chiefs of Israel.

Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, made a burned offering to God: and Aaron came, with the chiefs of Israel, and had a meal with Moses' father-in-law, before God.

and Moses chooseth men of ability out of all Israel, and maketh them chiefs over the people, heads of thousands, heads of hundreds, heads of fifties, and heads of tens,

And Moses came and sent for the chiefs of the people and put before them all these words which the Lord had given him orders to say.

And he said to Moses, Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, and Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the chiefs of Israel; and give me worship from a distance.

Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the chiefs of Israel went up:

And he said to the chiefs, Keep your places here till we come back to you: Aaron and Hur are with you; if anyone has any cause let him go to them.

Then Moses sent for them; and Aaron, with the chiefs of the people, came to him; and Moses had talk with them.

And let the chiefs of the people put their hands on its head before the Lord, and put the ox to death before the Lord.

These are the men named out of all the people, chiefs of their fathers' houses, heads of the tribes of Israel.

These are they who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and by the twelve chiefs of Israel, one from every tribe.

So Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people took in hand the numbering of the sons of the Kohathites, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses;

And all the Levites who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses,

Then the chiefs of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses, made offerings; these were the chiefs of the tribes, who were over those who were numbered.

And they came with their offerings before the Lord, six covered carts and twelve oxen; a cart for every two of the chiefs, and for every one an ox.

And the chiefs gave an offering for the altar on the day when the holy oil was put on it; they made their offering before the altar.

These were the offerings given for the altar by the chiefs of Israel, when the holy oil was put on it: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve gold spoons;

If only one of them is sounded, then the chiefs, the heads of the thousands of Israel, are to come to you.

And came before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty chiefs of the people, men of good name who had a place in the meeting of the people.

So Moses gave these orders to the children of Israel, and all their chiefs gave him rods, one for the head of every family, making twelve rods: and Aaron's rod was among them.

The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:

And he said to them, Take your rest here tonight, and I will give you an answer after hearing what the Lord says; so the chiefs of Moab kept there with Balaam that night.

In the morning Balaam got up and said to the chiefs of Balak, Go back to your land, for the Lord will not let me go with you.

So the chiefs of Moab went back to Balak and said, Balaam will not come with us.

So Balak sent more chiefs, greater in number and of higher position than the others.

And the angel of the Lord said to Balaam, Go with the men; but say only what I give you to say. Then Balaam went on with the chiefs of Balak.

And Balak made offerings of oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam and the chiefs who were with him.

So he went back to him where he was waiting by his burned offering with all the chiefs of Moab.

So he came to him where he was waiting by his burned offering with the chiefs of Moab by his side. And Balak said to him, What has the Lord said?

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them before Jehovah -- over-against the sun; and the fierceness of the anger of Jehovah doth turn back from Israel.'

They came before Moses and Eleazar the priest and the chiefs and all the people at the door of the Tent of meeting, and said,

Then Moses and Eleazar the priest and the chiefs of the people went out to them before they had come into the tent-circle.

and Moses is wroth against the inspectors of the force, chiefs of the thousands, and chiefs of the hundreds, who are coming in from the host of the battle.

The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the meeting,

Now the heads of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came to Moses, the chiefs and the heads of families of the children of Israel being present,

So I took the chiefs of your tribes, wise men and known, and made them chiefs over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers for your tribes.

And after hearing the voice which came out of the dark while the mountain was burning with fire, all the heads of your tribes and your chiefs came to me,

Ye stand this day all of you before Jehovah your God: your chiefs of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel,

“He selected the best [land] for himself,For there the leader’s portion was reserved;Yet he came with the leaders of the people;He carried out the justice (righteous will) of the Lord,And His ordinances (judgments) with Israel.”

Then Joshua, in great grief, went down on the earth before the ark of the Lord till the evening, and all the chiefs of Israel with him, and they put dust on their heads.

And early in the morning Joshua got up, and put the people in order, and he and the chiefs of Israel went up before the people to Ai.

So Joshua made peace with them, and made an agreement with them that they were not to be put to death: and the chiefs of the people took an oath to them.

And the children of Israel did not put them to death, because the chiefs of the people had taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel. And all the people made an outcry against the chiefs.

But all the chiefs said to the people, We have taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and so we may not put our hands on them.

Keep them living, and let them be servants, cutting wood and getting water for all the people. And all the people did as the chiefs had said to them.

When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.” So they came near and put their feet on their necks.

From the Shihor, which is before Egypt, to the edge of Ekron to the north, which is taken to be Canaanite property: the five chiefs of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites, as well as the Avvim;

all the cities of the plateau, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon. Moses had killed him and the chiefs of Midian—Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba—the princes of Sihon who lived in the land.

And they came before Eleazar the priest, and Joshua, the son of Nun, and before the chiefs, saying, The Lord gave orders to Moses to give us a heritage among our brothers: so in agreement with the orders of the Lord he gave them a heritage among their father's brothers.

and with him ten chiefs, one chief for each father’s household from each of the tribes of Israel; and each one of them was the head of his father’s household among the thousands of Israel.

So when Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the congregation and heads of the families of Israel who were with him, heard the words which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the sons of Manasseh spoke, it pleased them.

Then Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest and the leaders returned from the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad, from the land of Gilead to the land of Canaan, to the sons of Israel, and brought back word to them.

Joshua sent for all Israel, for their responsible men and their chiefs and their judges and their overseers, and said to them, I am old, and full of years:

Then Joshua got all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; and he sent for the responsible men of Israel and their chiefs and their judges and their overseers; and they took their place before God.

The five chiefs of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites and the Zidonians and the Hivites living in Mount Lebanon, from the mountain Baal-hermon as far as Hamath:

Then the chiefs went down to the doors; the Lord's people went down among the strong ones.

And the chiefs in Issachar [were] with Deborah; and Issachar likewise [was with] Barak; into the valley {he was sent to get him from behind}. Among the clans of Reuben [were] great {decisions of the heart}.

And they took the two chiefs of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and they put Oreb to death at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they put to death at the place of the grape-crushing in Zeeb, and they went after Midian; but the heads of Oreb and Zeeb they took across Jordan to Gideon.

God has given into your hands the chiefs of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; what have I been able to do in comparison with you? And when he said this, their feeling about him became kinder.

But the chiefs of Succoth said, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna even now in your hand that we are to give bread to your army?

And taking prisoner a young man of the people of Succoth, he got from him, in answer to his questions, a list of the chiefs of Succoth and the responsible men, seventy-seven men.

that they say to him, 'Say, I pray thee, Shibboleth;' and he saith, 'Sibboleth,' and is not prepared to speak right -- and they seize him, and slaughter him at the passages of the Jordan, and there fall at that time, of Ephraim, forty and two chiefs.

And the chiefs of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Make use of your power over him and see what is the secret of his great strength, and how we may get the better of him, and put bands on him, so that we may make him feeble; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.

So the chiefs of the Philistines gave her seven new bow-cords which had never been made dry, and she had them tightly knotted round him.

And when Delilah saw that he had let her see into his heart, she sent word to the chiefs of the Philistines saying, Come up this time, for he has let out all his heart to me. Then the chiefs of the Philistines came to her, with the money in their hands.

And the chiefs of the Philistines came together to make a great offering to Dagon their god, and to be glad; for they said, Our god has given into our hands Samson our hater.

And Samson said, Let death overtake me with the Philistines. And he put out all his strength, and the house came down on the chiefs and on all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he sent to destruction by his death were more than all those on whom he had sent destruction in his life.

And the chiefs of all the people, of all the tribes of Israel, station themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen drawing sword.

And Saul saith, 'Draw ye nigh hither all, the chiefs of the people, and know and see in what this sin hath been to-day;

But the chiefs of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, Does it seem to you that David is honouring your father by sending comforters to you? has he not sent his servants to go through the town and make secret observation of it, and overcome it?

And three of the thirty chiefs went down, and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, when the troop of the Philistines was encamped in the valley of Rephaim.

Besides the chiefs of the officers Solomon had, there were three thousand three hundred having charge over the people who were doing the work.

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the City of David, which is Zion.

But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen; but they were men of war, and his servants, and his chiefs, and his captains, and captains of his chariots, and his horsemen.

These were the chiefs of the overseers of Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, in authority over the people who did the work.

And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, The Lord says, By the servants of the chiefs who are over the divisions of the land. Then he said, By whom is the fighting to be started? And he made answer, By you.

Then he got together the servants of all the chiefs who were over the divisions of the land, two hundred and thirty-two of them; and after them, he got together all the people, all the children of Israel, seven thousand.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

ἀρχιερεύς 
Archiereus 
Usage: 118

ἄρχων 
Archon 
Usage: 32

H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

H47
אבּיר 
'abbiyr 
Usage: 17

אציל 
'atsiyl 
Usage: 2

גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

דּגל 
Dagal 
Usage: 3

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

מעלה 
Ma`aleh 
Usage: 19

נצח 
Natsach 
Usage: 65

עתּד עתּוּד 
`attuwd 
Usage: 29

פּנּה 
Pinnah 
Usage: 30

ראשׁ 
Re'sh (Aramaic) 
head , sum , chief
Usage: 14

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

רב 
Rab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

ἀκρογωνιαῖος 
Akrogoniaios 
Usage: 2

ἀρχιποίμην 
Archipoimen 
Usage: 1

ἀρχισυνάγωγος 
Archisunagogos 
ruler of the synagogue , chief ruler of the synagogue
Usage: 9

ἀρχιτελώνης 
Architelones 
Usage: 1

Ἀσιάρχης 
Asiarches 
chief of Asia
Usage: 1

λίαν 
Lian 
Usage: 14

μάλιστα 
Malista 
Usage: 12

πρωτοκαθεδρία 
Protokathedria 
Usage: 0

πρωτοκλισία 
Protoklisia 
Usage: 1

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

χιλίαρχος 
Chiliarchos 
Usage: 22

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