'Govern' in the Bible
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."
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."
Can one who hates justice really govern? And if God is righteous and mighty, can you condemn him?
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy, because you judge people with fairness and you govern the people of the earth. Interlude
By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly.
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,