'Princes' in the Bible
The princes dug the well;the nobles of the people hollowed it outwith a scepter and with their staffs.They went from the wilderness to Mattanah,
all the cities of the plateau, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon. Moses had killed him and the chiefs of Midian—Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba—the princes of Sihon who lived in the land.
Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes!I will sing to the Lord;I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
The princes of Issachar were with Deborah;Issachar was with Barak.They set out at his heels in the valley.There was great searching of heartamong the clans of Reuben.
They captured Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian; they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb, while they were pursuing the Midianites. They brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon across the Jordan.
God handed over to you Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian. What was I able to do compared to you?” When he said this, their anger against him subsided.
But the princes of Succoth asked, “Are Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hands that we should give bread to your army?”
He captured a youth from the men of Succoth and interrogated him. The youth wrote down for him the names of the 77 princes and elders of Succoth.
When Jehoram had established himself over his father’s kingdom, he strengthened his position by killing with the sword all his brothers as well as some of the princes of Israel.
or with princes who had gold,who filled their houses with silver.
God is not partial to princesand does not favor the rich over the poor,for they are all the work of His hands.
Your sons will succeed your ancestors;you will make them princes throughout the land.
Though princes sit together speaking against me,Your servant will think about Your statutes;
שׂ Sin/ שׁ ShinPrinces have persecuted me without cause,but my heart fears only Your word.
kings of the earth and all peoples,princes and all judges of the earth,
by me, princes lead,as do nobles and all righteous judges.
Luxury is not appropriate for a fool—how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
I have seen slaves on horses,but princes walking on the ground like slaves.
Woe to you, land, when your king is a youthand your princes feast in the morning.
Blessed are you, land, when your king is a son of noblesand your princes feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness.
The princes of Zoan are complete fools;Pharaoh’s wisest advisers give stupid advice!How can you say to Pharaoh,“I am one of the wise,a student of eastern kings”?
The princes of Zoan have been fools;the princes of Memphis are deceived.Her tribal chieftains have led Egypt astray.
Prepare a table, and spread out a carpet!Eat and drink!Rise up, you princes, and oil the shields!
Who planned this against Tyre,the bestower of crowns,whose traders are princes,whose merchants are the honored ones of the earth?
For though his princes are at Zoanand his messengers reach as far as Hanes,
No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,and all her princes will come to nothing.
He reduces princes to nothingand makes judges of the earth irrational.
This is what the Lord,the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, saysto one who is despised,to one abhorred by people,to a servant of rulers:“Kings will see and stand up,and princes will bow down,because of the Lord, who is faithful,the Holy One of Israel—and He has chosen you.”
kings and princes will enter through the gates of this city. They will sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses with their officials, the men of Judah, and the residents of Jerusalem. This city will be inhabited forever.
Princes are hung up by their hands;elders are shown no respect.
“Now, lament for the princes of Israel
Cry out and wail, son of man,for it is against My people.It is against all the princes of Israel!They are given over to the sword with My people.Therefore strike your thigh in grief.
All the princes of the sea will descend from their thrones, remove their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble continually, and be appalled at you.
Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your business partners, trading with you in lambs, rams, and goats.
Edom is there, her kings and all her princes,who, despite their strength, have been placedamong those slain by the sword.They lie down with the uncircumcised,with those who descend to the Pit.
You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the earth’s princes: rams, lambs, male goats, and all the fattened bulls of Bashan.
This will be his land as a possession in Israel. My princes will no longer oppress My people but give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
“This is what the Lord God says: You have gone too far, princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of My people.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
He will cause deceit to prosperthrough his cunning and by his influence,and in his own mind he will make himself great.He will destroy many in a time of peace;he will even stand against the Prince of princes.Yet he will be shattered—not by human hands.
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
The princes of Judah are like thosewho move boundary markers;I will pour out My fury on them like water.
They please the king with their evil,the princes with their lies.
On the day of our king,the princes are sick with the heat of wine—there is a conspiracy with traitors.
Their king and his princeswill go into exile together.The Lord has spoken.