'Rulers' in the Bible
from the Shihor east of Egypt as far as the border of Ekron on the north (which is considered part of Canaan). This includes the five rulers of the Philistines, the Gazites, the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, the Ekronites, and the Avvites.
Listen, you kings! Turn your ears to me, you rulers! As for me, to the LORD I will sing! I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
Meanwhile, Ahab had 70 sons who lived in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and the guardians of Ahab's children. He told them,
But during the seventh year of her reign, Jehoiada went out and called together the rulers of hundreds, the captains, and the guards, and assembled them together inside the LORD's Temple. He made a covenant with them, making them take an oath in the LORD's Temple, and then he revealed the king's son to them.
So David received them and assigned them to be officers over troops. Some of the descendants of Manasseh joined David when he was going to fight against Saul, accompanied by the Philistines. Even so, David was of no help to them, because the Philistine rulers were counseled to send him away. They told themselves, "He's going to go over to his master Saul at the cost of our heads."
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.
because they and their sons have married foreign women. As a result, the holy people have mingled themselves among the nations of these lands. As a matter of fact, the senior officials and the rulers have been foremost in this sin."
I told the officials, rulers, and the rest of the people, "The project is large and extensive, and we are separated from each other on the wall,
As the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and his anointed one, they say,
Therefore, kings, act wisely! Earthly rulers, be warned!
However, as all human beings do, you will die, and like other rulers, you will fall.'
to discipline his rulers at will and make his elders wise.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.
It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor.
"Listen to what the LORD says, you rulers of Sodom, and pay attention to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers,
For the fields of Heshbon wither, as well as the vines of Sibmah. The rulers of the nations have struck down its choicest vines, which once reached Jazer and pushed to the desert. Its shoots spread out and passed over the sea."
"And it will come about at that time, the LORD will punish the armies of the exalted ones in the heavens, and the rulers of the earth on earth.
"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.
who brings princes to nothing, and makes void the rulers of the earth.
"You are stirring up one from the north, and they are coming from the rising of the sun; and he will be called by his name. Rulers will arrive like mud; just like a potter, he will trample the clay.
"This is what my Lord says the LORD your Redeemer, O Israel, and his Holy One to one despised by people, to those abhorred as a nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings see and arise, and princes will bow down, because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, the one who has chosen you."
"The priests didn't say, "Where is the LORD?' and those handling the Law didn't know me. The rulers transgressed against me, the prophets prophesied by Baal, and they followed that which does not profit.
then I might reject the descendants of Jacob and my servant David by not taking some of his descendants as rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, I'll restore their fortunes, and I'll have compassion on them.'"
The Lord swallowed up without pity all of Jacob's habitations. In his wrath he tore down the strongholds of fair Judah. He cast to the ground in dishonor both her kingdom and its rulers.
"He has confirmed his accusation that he spoke against us and against our rulers who governed us by bringing upon us great calamity, because nowhere in the universe has anything been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.
I will execute their rulers among them, killing all of their officials as well," says the LORD.
From them arises the cornerstone and tent peg, from them the battle bow, from them arise all sorts of oppressive rulers.
"O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, because from you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
But Jesus called the disciples and said, "You know that the rulers of the unbelievers lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them.
Jesus called his disciples and told them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers among the unbelievers lord it over them, and their superiors act like tyrants over them.
He pulled powerful rulers from their thrones and lifted up humble people.
When people bring you before synagogue leaders, rulers, or authorities, don't worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,
The next day, their rulers, elders, and scribes met in Jerusalem
Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, told them, "Rulers and elders of the people!
The kings of the earth take their stand, and rulers meet together against the Lord and against his Messiah.'
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
This is also why you pay taxes. For rulers are God's servants faithfully devoting themselves to their work.
However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.
None of the rulers of this world understood it, because if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
He did this so that now, through the church, the wisdom of God in all its variety might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm
For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.
And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.
Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.