'Rulers' in the Bible
But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Moses chose capable men from all Israel, and he made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
All the people, rulers, leaders, and judges were standing on either side of the ark, in front of the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. Both resident foreigners and native Israelites were there. Half the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and the other half in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the Lord's servant had previously instructed to them to do for the formal blessing ceremony.
So Joshua summoned all Israel, including the elders, rulers, judges, and leaders, and told them: "I am very old.
Joshua assembled all the Israelite tribes at Shechem. He summoned Israel's elders, rulers, judges, and leaders, and they appeared before God.
Hear, O kings! Pay attention, O rulers! I will sing to the Lord! I will sing to the Lord God of Israel!
The rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her and said to her, "Trick him! Find out what makes him so strong and how we can subdue him and humiliate him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred silver pieces."
So the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried and they tied him up with them.
When Delilah saw that he had told her his secret, she sent for the rulers of the Philistines, saying, "Come up here again, for he has told me his secret." So the rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her, bringing the silver in their hands.
The rulers of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate. They said, "Our god has handed Samson, our enemy, over to us."
Now the temple was filled with men and women, and all the rulers of the Philistines were there. There were three thousand men and women on the roof watching Samson entertain.
Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He pushed hard and the temple collapsed on the rulers and all the people in it. He killed many more people in his death than he had killed during his life.
He summoned the officers of the units of hundreds, the nobles, the rulers of the people, and all the people of land, and he then led the king down from the Lord's temple. They entered the royal palace through the Upper Gate and seated the king on the royal throne.
From Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues -- the judges, the rulers, the officials, the secretaries, the Erechites, the Babylonians, the people of Susa (that is, the Elamites),
The kings of the earth form a united front; the rulers collaborate against the Lord and his anointed king.
So now, you kings, do what is wise; you rulers of the earth, submit to correction!
The nobles of the nations assemble, along with the people of the God of Abraham, for God has authority over the rulers of the earth. He is highly exalted!
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David. Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? Do you judge people fairly?
Yet you will die like mortals; you will fall like all the other rulers."
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their rulers like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.
Though rulers plot and slander me, your servant meditates on your statutes.
/ (Sin/Shin) Rulers pursue me for no reason, yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to crave strong drink,
Wisdom gives a wise person more protection than ten rulers in a city.
For he says: "By my strong hand I have accomplished this, by my strategy that I devised. I invaded the territory of nations, and looted their storehouses. Like a mighty conqueror, I brought down rulers.
The Lord has broken the club of the wicked, the scepter of rulers.
For the fields of Heshbon are dried up, as well as the vines of Sibmah. The rulers of the nations trample all over its vines, which reach Jazer and spread to the desert; their shoots spread out and cross the sea.
The officials of Zoan are fools, the officials of Memphis are misled; the rulers of her tribes lead Egypt astray.
Therefore, listen to the Lord's word, you who mock, you rulers of these people who reside in Jerusalem!
He is the one who reduces rulers to nothing; he makes the earth's leaders insignificant.
I have stirred up one out of the north and he advances, one from the eastern horizon who prays in my name. He steps on rulers as if they were clay, like a potter treading the clay.
This is what the Lord, the protector of Israel, their Holy One, says to the one who is despised and rejected by nations, a servant of rulers: "Kings will see and rise in respect, princes will bow down, because of the faithful Lord, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you."
Your priests did not ask, 'Where is the Lord?' Those responsible for teaching my law did not really know me. Your rulers rebelled against me. Your prophets prophesied in the name of the god Baal. They all worshiped idols that could not help them.
Many foreign rulers will ruin the land where I planted my people. They will trample all over my chosen land. They will turn my beautiful land into a desolate wasteland.
What will you say when the Lord appoints as rulers over you those allies that you, yourself, had actually prepared as such? Then anguish and agony will grip you like that of a woman giving birth to a baby.
I will install rulers over them who will care for them. Then they will no longer need to fear or be terrified. None of them will turn up missing. I, the Lord, promise it!
Wail and cry out in anguish, you rulers! Roll in the dust, you who shepherd flocks of people! The time for you to be slaughtered has come. You will lie scattered and fallen like broken pieces of fine pottery.
(Bet) The Lord destroyed mercilessly all the homes of Jacob's descendants. In his anger he tore down the fortified cities of Daughter Judah. He knocked to the ground and humiliated the kingdom and its rulers.
Its boughs were strong, fit for rulers' scepters; it reached up into the clouds. It stood out because of its height and its many branches.
He has carried out his threats against us and our rulers who were over us by bringing great calamity on us -- what has happened to Jerusalem has never been equaled under all heaven!
All of them are blazing like an oven; they devour their rulers. All of their kings fall -- and none of them call on me!
Because of all their evil in Gilgal, I hate them there. On account of their evil deeds, I will drive them out of my land. I will no longer love them; all their rulers are rebels.
Where then is your king, that he may save you in all your cities? Where are your rulers for whom you asked, saying, "Give me a king and princes"?
I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You ought to know what is just,
Listen to this, you leaders of the family of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You hate justice and pervert all that is right.
They mock kings and laugh at rulers. They laugh at every fortified city; they build siege ramps and capture them.
Her princes are as fierce as roaring lions; her rulers are as hungry as wolves in the desert, who completely devour their prey by morning.
And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are in no way least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
But Jesus called them and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them.
Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came up, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.
Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them.
But when they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you should make your defense or what you should say,
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,
The people also stood there watching, but the rulers ridiculed him, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, his chosen one!"
and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
Yet here he is, speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to him. Do the rulers really know that this man is the Christ?
None of the rulers or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they?
Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus before and who was one of the rulers, said,
Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.
And now, brothers, I know you acted in ignorance, as your rulers did too.
On the next day, their rulers, elders, and experts in the law came together in Jerusalem.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, replied, "Rulers of the people and elders,
The kings of the earth stood together, and the rulers assembled together, against the Lord and against his Christ.'
For the people who live in Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize him, and they fulfilled the sayings of the prophets that are read every Sabbath by condemning him.
When both the Gentiles and the Jews (together with their rulers) made an attempt to mistreat them and stone them,
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,
(for rulers cause no fear for good conduct but for bad). Do you desire not to fear authority? Do good and you will receive its commendation,
Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing.
None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.