42 occurrences in 13 translations

'Govern' in the Bible

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

They told him, "Look, you're old, and your sons don't follow your example. So appoint a king to govern us like all the other nations."

Samuel was displeased when they said, "Give us a king to govern us." So Samuel prayed to the LORD.

We, too, will be like all the nations! Our king will govern us and go out before us to fight our battles."

When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh answered him, "Here [is] the man about whom I told you! This [is the] one [who] will govern my people."

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.

For the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, I won't tear away the entire kingdom. I'll leave one tribe for your son to govern."

And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

All of the officers of the Judahite army and their troops heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah to govern. So they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah. The officers who came were Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maacathite.

He is the Lord our God; His judgments [govern] the whole earth.

Then shall the trees of the wood sing out for joy before the Lord, for He comes to judge and govern the earth.

And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thy hand, set as judges and governors, who govern all the people that are on the other side of the river, all such as know the laws of thy God, and teach those that do not know them.

Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Let him judge and govern Your people with righteousness, and Your poor and afflicted ones with judgment and justice.

Before the Lord, for He comes, for He comes to judge and govern the earth! He shall judge the world with righteousness and justice and the peoples with His faithfulness and truth.

He is the Lord our God; His judgments [govern] the whole earth.

By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly.

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

This is what the LORD says, who gives the sun for light by day, the laws that govern the moon and stars for light by night, and who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar. The LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name:

This is what the LORD says: "If I had not established my covenant for day and night and the laws that govern the heavens and earth,

Before Jeremiah could turn to leave, the captain of the guard added, "Go back to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon appointed to govern the towns of Judah. Go back and live with him among the people. Or go wherever else you choose." Then the captain of the guard gave Jeremiah some food and a present and let him go.

Now some of the officers of the Judean army and their troops had been hiding in the countryside. They heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam to govern the country. They also heard that he had been put in charge over the men, women, and children from the poorer classes of the land who had not been carried off into exile in Babylon.

Moreover, all the Judeans who were in Moab, Ammon, Edom, and all the other countries heard what had happened. They heard that the king of Babylon had allowed some people to stay in Judah and that he had appointed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, to govern them.

Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him stood up, pulled out their swords, and killed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. Thus Ishmael killed the man that the king of Babylon had appointed to govern the country.

They were afraid of what the Babylonians might do because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed to govern the country.

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.

And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are not in any way least or insignificant among the chief cities of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler ( Leader) Who will govern and shepherd My people Israel.

so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit down on thrones to govern the twelve tribes of Israel."

Do you not know that the saints (the believers) will [one day] judge and govern the world? And if the world [itself] is to be judged and ruled by you, are you unworthy and incompetent to try [such petty matters] of the smallest courts of justice?

Thou hast made him only a little inferior to the angels; with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him, and hast set him to govern the works of Thy hands.

Behold, we put bits (or restraint) in the horses' mouths to persuade them, and we govern their whole body.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלּף אלּוּף 
'alluwph 
Usage: 69

חבשׁ 
Chabash 
Usage: 33

חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

ממשׁלה 
memshalah 
Usage: 16

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

משׂרה 
Misrah 
Usage: 2

נגד נגיד 
Nagiyd 
Usage: 44

נחה 
Nachah 
Usage: 39

נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

סגן 
C@gan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

פּחה 
Pechah 
Usage: 28

פּחה 
Pechah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

פּקד 
Paqad 
Usage: 303

פּקיד 
Paqiyd 
Usage: 13

שׁלּיט 
Shalliyt 
Usage: 4

שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

ἀρχιτρίκλινος 
Architriklinos 
governor of the feast , ruler of the feast
Usage: 2

ἐθνάρχης 
Ethnarches 
Usage: 1

εὐθύνω 
Euthuno 
Usage: 2

ἡγεμονεύω 
hegemoneuo 
Usage: 2

ἡγεμών 
hegemon 
Usage: 19

ἡγέομαι 
hegeomai 
Usage: 27

κυβέρνησις 
Kubernesis 
Usage: 1

κυριότης 
Kuriotes 
Usage: 4

οἰκονόμος 
Oikonomos 
Usage: 6

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