'Leader' in the Bible
Cush fathered Nimrod, who became the first fearless leader throughout the land.
When Hamor the Hivite's son Shechem, the regional leader, saw her, he grabbed her and raped her, humiliating her.
“Who made you a leader and judge over us?” the man replied. “Are you planning to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”Then Moses became afraid and thought: What I did is certainly known.
“You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.
“When a leader sins and unintentionally violates any of the commands of the Lord his God by doing what is prohibited, and incurs guilt,
One man from each tribe is to accompany you, each man being the leader of his ancestral house.
Judah’s military divisions will camp on the east side toward the sunrise under their banner. The leader of the descendants of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab.
The tribe of Issachar will camp next to it. The leader of the Issacharites is Nethanel son of Zuar.
The tribe of Zebulun will be next. The leader of the Zebulunites is Eliab son of Helon.
Reuben’s military divisions will camp on the south side under their banner. The leader of the Reubenites is Elizur son of Shedeur.
The tribe of Simeon will camp next to it. The leader of the Simeonites is Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
The tribe of Gad will be next. The leader of the Gadites is Eliasaph son of Deuel.
Ephraim’s military divisions will camp on the west side under their banner. The leader of the Ephraimites is Elishama son of Ammihud.
The tribe of Manasseh will be next to it. The leader of the Manassites is Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.
The tribe of Benjamin will be next. The leader of the Benjaminites is Abidan son of Gideoni.
Dan’s military divisions will camp on the north side under their banner. The leader of the Danites is Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.
The tribe of Asher will camp next to it. The leader of the Asherites is Pagiel son of Ochran.
The tribe of Naphtali will be next. The leader of the Naphtalites is Ahira son of Enan.
and the leader of the Gershonite family was Eliasaph son of Lael.
and the leader of the family of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
The leader of the family of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail; they camped on the north side of the tabernacle.
The Lord told Moses, “Each day have one leader present his offering for the dedication of the altar.”
On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering.
On the third day Eliab son of Helon, leader of the Zebulunites, presented an offering.
On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, leader of the Reubenites, presented an offering.
On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, leader of the Simeonites, presented an offering.
On the sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, leader of the Gadites, presented an offering.
On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, leader of the Ephraimites, presented an offering.
On the eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, leader of the Manassites, presented an offering.
On the ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, leader of the Benjaminites, presented an offering.
On the tenth day Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, leader of the Danites, presented an offering.
On the eleventh day Pagiel son of Ochran, leader of the Asherites, presented an offering.
On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, leader of the Naphtalites, presented an offering.
“Send men to scout out the land of Canaan I am giving to the Israelites. Send one man who is a leader among them from each of their ancestral tribes.”
So they said to one another, “Let’s appoint a leader and go back to Egypt.”
"Tell the Israelis to take a rod one from each ancestral house, that is, one from every leader, for a total of twelve rods. Write each tribal name on his rod.
You are also to write Aaron's name on the tribe of Levi, since there is to be one rod for every leader of their ancestral tribes.
So Moses spoke to the Israelis, and each of the tribe leaders gave him a rod, one for each leader, according to their ancestral tribes, for a total of twelve rods. Aaron's rod was one of them.
Next, Balaam looked directly at Amalek and then uttered this prophetic statement: "Even though Amalek is an international leader, his future is permanent destruction."
The name of the slain Israelite man, who was struck dead with the Midianite woman, was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite ancestral house.
The woman who was slain, that is, the Midianite woman, was named Cozbi. She was the daughter of Zur, a leader of one of the ancestral houses of Midian.
For they attacked you with the treachery that they used against you in the Peor incident. They did the same in the case involving their sister Cozbi, daughter of the Midianite leader who was killed the day the plague came at Peor.”
Take one leader from each tribe to distribute the land.
Bukki son of Jogli, a leader from the tribe of Dan;
from the sons of Joseph:Hanniel son of Ephod, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh,
Kemuel son of Shiphtan, a leader from the tribe of Ephraim;
Eli-zaphan son of Parnach, a leader from the tribe of Zebulun;
Paltiel son of Azzan, a leader from the tribe of Issachar;
Ahihud son of Shelomi, a leader from the tribe of Asher;
Pedahel son of Ammihud, a leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”
saying, “I am now 120 years old; I can no longer act as your leader. The Lord has told me, ‘You will not cross this Jordan.’
At that time Joshua turned back, captured Hazor, and struck down its king with the sword, because Hazor had formerly been the leader of all these kingdoms.
They sent 10 leaders with him—one family leader for each tribe of Israel. All of them were heads of their families among the clans of Israel.
As a result, whenever the LORD raised up leaders for them, the LORD remained present with their leader, delivering Israel from the control of their enemies during the lifetime of that leader. The LORD was moved with compassion by their groaning that had been caused by those who were oppressing and persecuting them.
However, after the leader had died, they would relapse to a condition more corrupt than their ancestors, following other gods, serving them, and worshiping them. They would not abandon their activities or their obstinate lifestyles.
After he arrived, he sounded the ram’s horn throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hill country, and he became their leader.
The rulers of Gilead said to one another, “Which man will lead the fight against the Ammonites? He will be the leader of all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our leader, that we may fight with the Ammonites."
They answered Jephthah, “Since that’s true, we now turn to you. Come with us, fight the Ammonites, and you will become leader of all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
So Jephthah said to them, “If you are bringing me back to fight the Ammonites and the Lord gives them to me, I will be your leader.”
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead. The people put him over themselves as leader and commander, and Jephthah repeated all his terms in the presence of the Lord at Mizpah.
At this time tomorrow, I send unto thee a man out of the land of Benjamin -- and thou hast anointed him for leader over My people Israel, and he hath saved My people out of the hand of the Philistines; for I have seen My people, for its cry hath come in unto Me.'
And Samuel taketh the vial of the oil, and poureth on his head, and kisseth him, and saith, 'Is it not because Jehovah hath appointed thee over His inheritance for leader?
and, now, thy kingdom doth not stand, Jehovah hath sought for Himself a man according to His own heart, and Jehovah chargeth him for leader over His people, for thou hast not kept that which Jehovah commanded thee.'
Samuel continued, “Although you once considered yourself unimportant, have you not become the leader of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel
So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw a company of prophets prophesying with Samuel standing there as their leader, the spirit of God came upon Saul's messengers, and they also prophesied.
In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.
Ahimelech replied to the king, "Who among all your servants is faithful like David? He is the king's son-in-law, the leader of your bodyguard, and honored in your house!
'And it hath been, when Jehovah doth to my lord according to all the good which He hath spoken concerning thee, and appointed thee for leader over Israel,
Then the king said to his soldiers, “You must know that a great leader has fallen in Israel today.
also heretofore, in Saul's being king over us, thou hast been he who is bringing out and bringing in Israel, and Jehovah saith to thee, Thou dost feed My people Israel, and thou art for leader over Israel.'
And David saith unto Michal, ' -- Before Jehovah, who fixed on me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me leader over the people of Jehovah, and over Israel, -- yea, I played before Jehovah;
Wherever I moved among the Israelis, did I ever ask even one tribal leader of Israel whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, "Why haven't you built me a cedar house?'
and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My people, over Israel;
You rescue me from a hostile army; you preserve me as a leader of nations; people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects.
Abishai, Joab’s brother and son of Zeruiah, was leader of the Three. He raised his spear against 300 men and killed them, gaining a reputation among the Three.
and ye have come up after him, and he hath come in and hath sat on my throne, and he doth reign in my stead, and him I have appointed to be leader over Israel, and over Judah.'
He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after David slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayed there, and reigned in Damascus.
Jeroboam was a talented man; when Solomon saw that the young man was an accomplished worker, he made him the leader of the work crew from the tribe of Joseph.
But I will not take all of the kingdom from his hand, but I will make him a leader all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my ordinances.
Go, say to Jeroboam, Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Because that I have made thee high out of the midst of the people, and appoint thee leader over my people Israel,
Because that I have raised thee up out of the dust, and appoint thee leader over My people Israel, and thou walkest in the way of Jeroboam, and causest My people Israel to sin -- to provoke Me to anger with their sins;
So the king sent out 50 men, along with their leader. The leader approached Elijah, who was sitting at the top of a hill. He ordered Elijah, "Hey, man of God! The king orders you to come down!"
Elijah responded to the leader who was in charge of the 50 soldiers, "So I'm a man of God, am I? If so, may fire fall from heaven and devour you and your 50 soldiers"" Just then, fire fell from heaven and devoured that leader and his 50 soldiers.
Later the king tried again he sent another company of 50 soldiers, along with their leader, who ordered Elijah, "Hey, man of God! This is what the king orders: "Come down!'"
Elijah responded to the leader and to his entire company, "So I'm a man of God, am I? If so, may fire fall from heaven and devour you and your 50 soldiers"" Just then, fire fell from heaven and devoured him and his 50 soldiers.
Then the king tried yet again! The king sent a third company of 50 soldiers along with their leader. The third leader went up the hill, approached Elijah, fell on his knees in front of him, and begged him, "Hey, man of God, please treat my life and the lives of these servants of yours as precious!
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the Lord’s temple.
Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, a leader of Judah’s descendants.
for Judah hath been mighty over his brother, and for leader above him, and the birthright is to Joseph.
and his son Beerah.Beerah was a leader of the Reubenites, and Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria took him into exile.
His brothers by their clans, as listed in their genealogical records: The leader Jeiel, Zechariah,
They included Joel the leader, Shapham the second in command, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
Ahi son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was the leader of the family.
and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, leader in the house of God;
The gatekeepers included Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and other relatives. Shallum was the leader.
In earlier times Phinehas son of Eleazar had been their leader, and the Lord was with him.
even in time past, even in Saul's being king, it is thou who art taking out and bringing in Israel, and Jehovah thy God saith to thee: Thou dost feed My people Israel, and thou art leader over My people Israel.'
This record of the warriors who were for David included Hachmoni's son Jashobeam, leader of the platoons, who killed 300 with his spear in a single encounter.
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