'Rule' in the Bible
At this, his brothers replied, "Do you really think you're going to rule us or lord it over us?" So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his interpretations of them.
You are not to rule over them with harshness. You are to fear your God."
You may give them as inherited property to your children after you, to own as properties in perpetuity. You may make bond slaves of them, but no one is to rule over his fellow Israeli with harshness.
Like a hired servant, he is to remain with him year after year, but he is not to rule over him with what you see as severity.
Is it such an insignificant thing that you brought us out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness? Now you're trying to make yourself be a prince and rule over us, aren't you?
He will rule over Jacob, annihilating those who survive in the city."
For the LORD your God will bless you just as he promised. You are to lend to many nations but not borrow. Also, you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you."
Then the men of Israel asked Gideon, "Rule over us you, your son, and your grandsons because you have delivered us from Midian's domination."
But Gideon told them, "I won't rule over you and my son won't rule over you. The LORD will rule you."
"Ask all the "lords" of Shechem, "What's better for you? That 70 men, each of them Jerubbaal's sons, rule over you? Or that one man rule over you?' Keep in mind that I'm like your own close relative."
Then the bramble bush replied to the trees, "If you really are consecrating me to rule you, come and put your confidence in my shade; but if not, may fire spring out from the bramble bush and burn up the cedars of Lebanon"'
"But now as for you, you've rebelled against my father's house today. You've murdered his sons 70 men in one place, and you've installed Abimelech, the son of his mistress, as king to rule over the "lords" of Shechem, since he's related to you.
The people refused to listen to Samuel. Instead, they insisted, "No! Let a king rule over us instead!
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about. This man will rule over my people."
But when you saw that Nahash, king of the Ammonites, was coming to fight you, you told me, "No, let a king rule over us instead,' even though the LORD your God was your king.
"The very same Absalom we anointed to rule just died in battle"!" "Now then, why remain silent about bringing the king back"?"
As soon as Hiram received the message from Solomon, he became so ecstatic that he exclaimed, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given David a wise son to rule this great people!" Then he sent this message to Solomon:
During Jehoram's lifetime, Edom rebelled from Judah's hegemony and appointed a king to rule over themselves.
Now as for the people who remained in the land of Judah whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had left behind, he appointed Ahikam's son Gedaliah, the grandson of Shaphan, to rule.
Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you?
God told Solomon, "Since you had this in mind, to ask neither to focus on riches, wealth, honor, or the lives of those who hate you, nor have you requested a long life, but instead you have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you may rule my people over whom I have established you as king,
then I will make your royal throne secure, just as I agreed to do for your father David when I said, "You are to not lack a man to rule over Israel.'
acting in compliance with the daily rule by offering them in conformity to commands issued by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons, the three annual festivals (the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Tents).
He also stockpiled shields and spears in every city and fortified them greatly to secure his rule over Judah and Benjamin.
At the height of his power, after he had consolidated his rule, Rehoboam abandoned the LORD's Law, along with all of Israel with him.
"LORD God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven, are you not? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, don't you? In your own hands you grasp both strength and power, don't you? As a result, no one can oppose you, can they? You are our God, who expelled the former inhabitants of this land right in front of our people Israel, aren't you? Then you gave it to your friend Abraham's descendant forever, didn't you?
But after Jehoram had assumed the throne and consolidated his rule over his father's kingdom, he executed all of his brothers, along with some of the rulers of Israel.
Nevertheless, Edom revolted against Judah's rule and set up their own king to rule them during Jehoram's reign.
Edom remains in revolt against Judah to this day. Libnah revolted against Jehoram's rule, too, because he had abandoned the LORD God of his ancestors.
"Look! The king's son is going to rule, just as the LORD promised David's descendants. So here's what you'll need to do: One third of you priests and descendants of Levi who are on duty during the Sabbath will serve as guards at the temple gates.
Then let the young woman who pleases the king rule in place of Vashti." This advice pleased the king, and he did this.
Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.
May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.
May he rule from sea to sea, from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
You rule over the majestic sea; when its waves surge, you calm them.
When the LORD extends your mighty scepter from Zion, rule in the midst of your enemies.
Direct my footsteps by your promise, and do not let any kind of iniquity rule over me.
By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly.
A prudent servant will rule in place of a disgraceful son and will share in the inheritance among brothers.
It's not fitting for a fool to live in luxury; neither is it for a servant to rule over princes.
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.
"I will make youths their princes, and infants will rule over them.
"For a man will grab his brother in his own father's house, and say, "You have a cloak, so you be our leader, and this heap of ruins will be under your rule!'
"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, your leaders are misleading you they're giving you confusing directions."
Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.
Many nations will take them and bring them to their land and their own place. The house of Israel will put those nations to conscripted labor in the LORD's land. They will take captive those who were their captors, and will rule continually over those who oppressed them.
I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Therefore hear the message from the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people that are in Jerusalem.
"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.
"Now therefore, what am I doing here," asks the LORD, "seeing that my people are taken away without cause? Those who rule over them are deluded," says the LORD, "and continuously, all the day long, my name is blasphemed.
For a long time we have been those you do not rule, those who are not called by your name.
The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"
Zedekiah was 21 years old when he began to rule, and he ruled for 11 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
Slaves rule over us, and no one delivers us from their control.
Fire had burned through its branches, consuming its shoots and fruits. No strong branches remain in it, and there is no scepter to rule!' "This is a lamentation, and it is to be used in mourning."
the least significant of kingdoms. It will never again dominate other nations. I will make them so small that they will never again rule any nation.
I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David will rule among them as Prince.' I, the LORD, have spoken this.
I'm going to make them a united people in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and I'll set a single king to rule over them. They'll never again be two separate people. They'll never again be divided into two kingdoms.
"After you, another kingdom will arise that is inferior to yours, and then a third kingdom of bronze will arise to rule all the earth.
"Toward the end of their rule, as the desecrations proceed, an insolent king will arise, proficient at deception.
""A mighty king will come to power, and he'll rule with awesome energy, doing whatever he pleases.
""The southern king will become strong, along with one of his officials, who will become stronger than he and rule over his own realm with great power.
He'll take action against the strongest fortresses. With the help of a foreign god, he'll recognize those who honor him, making them rule over many, and he'll parcel out the land for a profit.
They make fun of kings, deriding those who rule. They laugh at all of the fortified places, constructing ramps to seize them.
He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end."
But the citizens of his country hated him and sent a delegation to follow him and to announce, "We don't want this man to rule over us!'
For if, through one man, death ruled because of that man's offense, how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man, Jesus the Messiah!
so that, just as sin ruled by bringing death, so also grace might rule by bringing justification that results in eternal life through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.
Therefore, do not let sin rule your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires.
At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.
Now, did something good bring me death? Of course not! But in order that sin might be recognized as being sin, it used something good to cause my death, so that through the rule, sin might become more exposed as being sinful than ever before.
And again, Isaiah says, "There will be a Root from Jesse. He will rise up to rule the gentiles, and the gentiles will hope in him."
You know that the saints will rule the world, don't you? And if the world is going to be ruled by you, can't you handle insignificant cases?
You know that we will rule angels, not to mention things in this life, don't you?
Nevertheless, everyone should live the life that the Lord gave him and to which God called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
For he must rule until God puts all the Messiah's enemies under his feet.
It is not that we are trying to rule over your faith, but rather to work with you for your joy, because you have been standing firm in the faith.
Let the peace of the Messiah also rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body, and be thankful.
"He will rule them with an iron scepter; shattering them like clay pots.'
When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The world's kingdom has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever."
They said, "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to rule.
She gave birth to a son, a boy, who is to rule all the nations with an iron scepter. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne.
The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom. They will receive authority to rule as kings with the beast for one hour.
A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
How blessed and holy are those who participate in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them. They will be priests of God and the Messiah, and will rule with him for a thousand years.
There will be no more night, and they will not need any light from lamps or the sun because the Lord God will shine on them. They will rule forever and ever.
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