'Control' in the Bible
“When a fire gets out of control, spreads to thornbushes, and consumes stacks of cut grain, standing grain, or a field, the one who started the fire must make full restitution for what was burned.
I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River. For I will place the inhabitants of the land under your control, and you will drive them out ahead of you.
Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them get out of control, resulting in weakness before their enemies.
Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken control of all his land as far as the Arnon.
When the territory of the Danites slipped out of their control, they went up and fought against Leshem, captured it, and struck it down with the sword. So they took possession of it, lived there, and renamed Leshem after their ancestor Dan.
Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim with this message: “Come down to intercept the Midianites and take control of the watercourses ahead of them as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they took control of the watercourses as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.
the Spirit of the Lord took control of him, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
The Spirit of the Lord took control of him, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed 30 of their men. He stripped them and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. In a rage, Samson returned to his father’s house,
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came to meet him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord took control of him, and the ropes that were on his arms became like burnt flax and his bonds fell off his wrists.
The cities from Ekron to Gath, which they had taken from Israel, were restored; Israel even rescued their surrounding territories from Philistine control. There was also peace between Israel and the Amorites.
The Spirit of the Lord will control you, you will prophesy with them, and you will be transformed into a different person.
When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.
So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.
The next day an evil spirit sent from God took control of Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing the lyre as usual, but Saul was holding a spear,
After this, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Metheg-ammah from Philistine control.
David also defeated Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, who went to restore his control at the Euphrates River.
During Jehoram’s reign, Edom rebelled against Judah’s control and appointed their own king.
So Edom is still in rebellion against Judah’s control today. Libnah also rebelled at that time.
Then the Spirit took control of Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said:We are yours, David,we are with you, son of Jesse!Peace, peace to you,and peace to him who helps you,for your God helps you.So David received them and made them leaders of his troops.
After this, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from Philistine control.
David also defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah at Hamath when he went to establish his control at the Euphrates River.
The Spirit of God took control of Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood above the people and said to them, “This is what God says, ‘Why are you transgressing the Lord’s commands and you do not prosper? Because you have abandoned the Lord, He has abandoned you.’”
A man who does not control his temperis like a city whose wall is broken down.
A man will even seize his brotherin his father’s house, saying:“You have a cloak—you be our leader!This heap of rubble will be under your control.”
I was angry with My people;I profaned My possession,and I placed them under your control.You showed them no mercy;you made your yoke very heavy on the elderly.
therefore I declared to you long ago.I announced it to you before it occurred,so you could not claim, ‘My idol caused them;my carved image and cast idol control them.’
a wild donkey at home in the wilderness.She sniffs the wind in the heat of her desire.Who can control her passion?All who look for her will not become tired;they will find her in her mating season.
I will deliver you from the power of evil peopleand redeem you from the control of the ruthless.
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, all his army, all the earthly kingdoms under his control, and all other nations were fighting against Jerusalem and all its surrounding cities:
He will get control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the riches of Egypt. The Libyans and Cushites will also be in submission.
Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”
After running under the shelter of a little island called Cauda, we were barely able to get control of the skiff.
“Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be brought under the control of anything.
Do not deprive one another sexually—except when you agree for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
But if they do not have self-control, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with desire.
But he who stands firm in his heart (who is under no compulsion, but has control over his own will) and has decided in his heart to keep his own virgin, will do well.
Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
And the prophets’ spirits are under the control of the prophets,
I do not mean that we have control of your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy, because you stand by faith.
gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.
knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,
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