'Rulers' in the Bible
Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers in the congregation returned to him; and Moses spoke to them.
The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the breastpiece;
"Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I--to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so I have done to them."
Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, 'By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who shall begin the battle?" And he answered, "You."
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, "Men have come out from Samaria."
So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of Ahab, saying,
Then the rulers of the fathers' households, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with the overseers over the king's work, offered willingly;
Now when Jehoram had taken over the kingdom of his father and made himself secure, he killed all his brothers with the sword, and some of the rulers of Israel also.
He took the captains of hundreds, the nobles, the rulers of the people and all the people of the land, and brought the king down from the house of the LORD, and came through the upper gate to the king's house. And they placed the king upon the royal throne.
When Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD and His people Israel.
Even in the matter of the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
"For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness."
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother!" Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
"I have aroused one from the north, and he has come; From the rising of the sun he will call on My name; And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar, Even as the potter treads clay."
Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You."
"The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit.
then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.'"
'And it had strong branches fit for scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the clouds So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.
"Behold, the rulers of Israel, each according to his power, have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood.
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent word to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Then the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
"Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.
Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame.
All of them are hot like an oven, And they consume their rulers; All their kings have fallen None of them calls on Me.
And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel Is it not for you to know justice?
Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight,
"They mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them They laugh at every fortress And heap up rubble to capture it.
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
"When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.
"Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they?
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and elders of the people,
'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.'
"For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.
And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,