'Rulers' in the Bible
from the Shihor east of Egypt to the border of Ekron on the north (considered to be Canaanite territory)—the five Philistine rulers of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron, as well as the Avvites
These nations included: the five rulers of the Philistines and all of the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who lived in the Lebanese mountains from Mount Baal-hermon as far as the entrance to Hamath.
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.”
So they called all the Philistine rulers together and asked, “What should we do with the ark of Israel’s God?”“The ark of Israel’s God should be moved to Gath,” they replied. So the men of Ashdod moved the ark.
The Ekronites called all the Philistine rulers together. They said, “Send the ark of Israel’s God away. It must return to its place so it won’t kill us and our people!” For the fear of death pervaded the city; God’s hand was oppressing them.
They asked, “What restitution offering should we send back to Him?”And they answered, “Five gold tumors and five gold mice corresponding to the number of Philistine rulers, since there was one plague for both you and your rulers.
The cows went straight up the road to Beth-shemesh. They stayed on that one highway, lowing as they went; they never strayed to the right or to the left. The Philistine rulers were walking behind them to the territory of Beth-shemesh.
When the five Philistine rulers observed this, they returned to Ekron that same day.
The number of gold mice also corresponded to the number of Philistine cities of the five rulers, the fortified cities and the outlying villages. The large rock on which the ark of the Lord was placed is in the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh to this day.
When the Philistines heard that the Israelites had gathered at Mizpah, their rulers marched up toward Israel. When the Israelites heard about it, they were afraid because of the Philistines.
Since Ahab had 70 sons in Samaria, Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to the guardians of Ahab’s sons, saying:
Some Manassites defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. However, they did not help the Philistines because the Philistine rulers sent David away after a discussion. They said, “It will be our heads if he defects to his master Saul.”
So when Jehu executed judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the rulers of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s brothers who were serving Ahaziah, and he killed them.
However, after Jehoiada died, the rulers of Judah came and paid homage to the king. Then the king listened to them,
Although Ahaz plundered the Lord’s temple and the palace of the king and of the rulers and gave the plunder to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
When the ambassadors of Babylon’s rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart.
The kings of the earth take their stand,and the rulers conspire togetheragainst the Lord and His Anointed One:
There is Benjamin, the youngest, leading them,the rulers of Judah in their assembly,the rulers of Zebulun, the rulers of Naphtali.
When their rulers will be thrown offthe sides of a cliff,the people will listen to my words,for they are pleasing.
It is by me that kings reignand rulers enact just law;
When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.
It is not for kings, Lemuel,it is not for kings to drink wineor for rulers to desire beer.
Wisdom makes the wise man strongerthan ten rulers of a city.
Hear the word of the Lord,you rulers of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,you people of Gomorrah!
Your rulers are rebels,friends of thieves.They all love graftand chase after bribes.They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,and the widow’s case never comes before them.
The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,the scepter of the rulers.
Sheol below is eager to greet your coming.He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you—all the rulers of the earth.He makes all the kings of the nationsrise from their thrones.
For Heshbon’s terraced vineyardsand the grapevines of Sibmah have withered.The rulers of the nationshave trampled its choice vinesthat reached as far as Jazerand spread to the desert.Their shoots spread outand reached the Dead Sea.
All your rulers have fled together,captured without a bow.All your fugitives were captured together;they had fled far away.
Indeed, a king will reign righteously,and rulers will rule justly.
“I have raised up one from the north, and he has come,one from the east who invokes My name.He will march over rulers as if they were mud,like a potter who treads the clay.
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.”
So now what have I here”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“that My people are taken away for nothing?Its rulers wail”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.
The priests quit asking, “Where is the Lord?”The experts in the law no longer knew Me,and the rulers rebelled against Me.The prophets prophesied by Baaland followed useless idols.
then I might also reject the seed of Jacob and of My servant David—not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.”
It had strong branches, fit for the scepters of rulers;its height towered among the clouds.So it was conspicuous for its heightas well as its many branches.
Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its rulers will ask you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hordes to carry off plunder, to make off with silver and gold, to take cattle and possessions, to seize great spoil?’
King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the statue the king had set up. Then they stood before the statue Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
The kingdom, dominion, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be given to the people, the holy ones of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey Him.’
He has carried out His words that He spoke against us and against our rulers by bringing on us so great a disaster that nothing like what has been done to Jerusalem has ever been done under all of heaven.
He will deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward.
All of them are as hot as an oven,and they consume their rulers.All their kings fall;not one of them calls on Me.
Where now is your king,that he may save you in all your cities,and the rulers you demanded, saying,“Give me a king and leaders”?
Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,you rulers of the house of Israel.Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?
Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob,you rulers of the house of Israel,who abhor justiceand pervert everything that is right,
They mock kings,and rulers are a joke to them.They laugh at every fortressand build siege ramps to capture it.
But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and the men of high position exercise power over them.
Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them.
Whenever they bring you before synagogues and rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how you should defend yourselves or what you should say.
Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?
Nevertheless, many did believe in Him even among the rulers, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, so they would not be banned from the synagogue.
The next day, their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem
Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders:
The kings of the earth took their standand the rulers assembled togetheragainst the Lord and against His Messiah.
For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.
When an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to assault and stone them,
For I am persuaded that not even death or life,angels or rulers,things present or things to come, hostile powers,
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval.
However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
For everything was created by Him,in heaven and on earth,the visible and the invisible,whether thrones or dominionsor rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,