28 occurrences

'Governor' in the Bible

Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.

Geber the son of Uri [was] in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon, the king of the Amorites, and of Og, the king of Bashan; one governor which [was] over the land.

Do this thing: remove the kings each from his post, and put a governor in their place.

There was not a king in Edom; a governor [served] as king.

Then he brought all of the priests from the cities of Judah and defiled the high places where the priests from Geba up to Beersheba burned incense. He tore down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the governor of the city, which were on the left of each gate of the city.

And behold, Amariah the chief priest [is] over you in all matters of the word of Yahweh, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the governor of the house of Judah, in all matters of the king, and the Levites [shall be] before you [as] officials. Be strong and do [well]! May Yahweh be with the upright."

The governor said to them that they could not eat from the holy food of the sanctuary until there was present a priest for the Urim and Thummim.

At the same time Tattenai, governor of [the province] Beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai, and their associates came to them and spoke to them thus: "Who issued you all a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?"

The copy of the letter that Tattenai, the governor of [the province] Beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and his associates the envoys who were in [the province] Beyond the River sent to Darius the king.

Also, the gold and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took away from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to the temple in Babylonia, King Cyrus removed them from the temple in Babylonia and they were given to Sheshbazzar, whom he appointed governor.

"Now then, Tattenai governor of [the province] Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and your associates, the envoys who are in [the province] Beyond the River--keep far away from there.

Leave this work of the house of God alone. Let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God on its site.

Then Tattenai the governor of the [province] Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their associates consequently did with diligence what Darius the king ordered.

They delivered the customs of the king to the king's satraps and to the governor of [the province] Beyond the River. And they supported the people of the house of God.

{Next to them} Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and Mizpah who were under the rule of the governor of [the province] Beyond the River, repaired.

Moreover, from the appointed day I was made their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year until the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes--twelve years. My brothers and I did not eat the food [allowance] of the governor.

Now what was prepared each day for me was one ox, six choice sheep, and birds. And every ten days all [kinds of] wine were made. But for this I did not demand the food [allowance] of the governor because the slavery was too heavy on this people.

So the governor said to them that they could not eat the most holy food until a priest could come with Urim and Thummim.

Now some from the heads of the {families} gave to the work. The governor gave to the storehouse one thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priestly tunics.

Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all of the people, "This day is holy to Yahweh your God. Do not mourn nor weep." For all of the people wept when they heard the words of the law.

Upon the sealed documents: Nehemiah the governor, son of Hacaliah and Zedekiah;

These were in the days of Jehoiakim son of Jeshua, son of Jehozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and Ezra the priest and scribe.

But how can you drive back {one governor among the least of my master's servants}, when you trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen?

In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on [the] first day, the word of Yahweh came {through} Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

And Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and did [the] work on the house of Yahweh of hosts, their God,

"Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying,

"Say to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah: I [am] going to shake the heavens and the earth,

When you offer a blind [animal] for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer [the] lame and the one who is ill, is that not wrong? Present it, please, to your governor! Will he be pleased with you? {Will he show you favor}?" says Yahweh of hosts.

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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