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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority.

2. (v. t.) To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.

3. (v. t.) To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.

4. (v. i.) To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.

831. authenteo -- to govern, exercise authority
... to govern, exercise authority. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: authenteo Phonetic
Spelling: (ow-then-teh'-o) Short Definition: I domineer over Definition ...
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2230. hegemoneuo -- to command
... to command. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hegemoneuo Phonetic Spelling:
(hayg-em-on-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I govern Definition: I govern. ...
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2941. kubernesis -- steering, government, administration
... (). Word Origin from kubernao (to steer, guide, govern) Definition steering, government,
administration NASB Word Usage administrations (1). government. ...
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4165. poimaino -- to act as a shepherd
... Verb Transliteration: poimaino Phonetic Spelling: (poy-mah'-ee-no) Short Definition:
I shepherd, tend Definition: I shepherd, tend, herd; hence: I rule, govern ...
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1018. brabeuo -- to act as umpire
... rule. From the same as brabeion; to arbitrate, ie (genitive case) to govern
(figuratively, prevail) -- rule. see GREEK brabeion. (brabeueto) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8199. shaphat -- to judge, govern
... 8198, 8199. shaphat. 8200 . to judge, govern. Transliteration: shaphat Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-fat') Short Definition: judge. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/8199.htm - 6k

2280. chabash -- to bind, bind on, bind up
... bind up, gird about, govern, healer, put, saddle, wrap about. A primitive
root; to wrap firmly (especially a turban, compress, or ...
/hebrew/2280.htm - 6k

5148. nachah -- to lead, guide
... bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead forth, put, straiten. A primitive root;
to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or ...
/hebrew/5148.htm - 6k

6213. asah -- do, make
... put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit,
fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great ...
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4475. memshalah -- rule, dominion, realm
... Word Origin fem. of mimshal Definition rule, dominion, realm NASB Word Usage authority
(1), domain (1), dominion (9), forces (1), govern (2), rule (4). ...
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7980. shalat -- to domineer, be master of
... A primitive root; to dominate, ie Govern; by implication, to permit -- (bear, have)
rule, have dominion, give (have) power. 7979, 7980. shalat. 7981 . ...
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1777. din -- to judge
... root Definition to judge NASB Word Usage administer (1), defend (1), dispute (1),
execute judgment (1), govern (1), judge (9), judges (2), plead (2), pled (1 ...
/hebrew/1777.htm - 6k

4910. mashal -- to rule, have dominion, reign
... root Definition to rule, have dominion, reign NASB Word Usage dominion (1), gain
control (1), govern (1), had charge (1), have authority (1), master (1 ...
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I have Elsewhere Shown the Gross Darkness and Ignorance which ...
... Address 49: I have elsewhere shown the gross darkness and ignorance which
govern that which is called? I have elsewhere shown ...
/.../address 49 0 0 i have elsewhere.htm

Against those who Say that Demons Govern Human Affairs, and who ...
... Homily I. Against those who say that demons govern human affairs, and who are
displeased at the chastisement of God, and are offended at the prosperity of the ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily i against those who.htm

Moral Government.
... Whose right is it to govern? ... It is both his right and duty to govern. That
God is a moral governor, we infer". 1. From our own nature. ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture ii moral government.htm

Human Government.
... 1. It is plain that the right and duty to govern for the security and promotion
of the public interests, implies the right and duty to use any means necessary ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture xxi human government.htm

Whether all Things are Immediately Governed by God?
... viii, 6). But God can by Himself govern all things without any intermediary cause.
Therefore it seems that He governs all things immediately. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether all things are immediately.htm

Whether He that is Appointed to the Episcopate Ought to be Better ...
... iii, 3). Now a bishop is appointed to govern others. Therefore he should
be better than others. On the contrary, The Decretal [*Can. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether he that is appointed.htm

The Impending Conflict
... and obedience; no government could exist without them; and can it be conceived that
the Creator of the heavens and the earth has no law to govern the beings He ...
/.../white/the great controversy/chapter 36 the impending conflict.htm

The Impending Conflict.
... and obedience; no government could exist without them; and can it be conceived that
the Creator of the heavens and the earth has no law to govern the beings He ...
/.../the great controversy between christ and satan /36 the impending conflict.htm

Letter cxliii. (AD 412. )
... endowed with reason, namely, the human soul"appointed to occupy an inferior, that
is, an earthly body"after the entrance of sin, does not govern its own ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter cxliii a d 412.htm

Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
... Have we a right to think that man can govern himself, or must we go back and say
with Carlyle and Ruskin and Voltaire that the great body of men are ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 8/abbott the divinity in.htm

Govern (21 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to
govern the life; to govern a horse. ...Govern (21 Occurrences). ...
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Governed (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Govern. Multi-Version Concordance
Governed (8 Occurrences). Galatians 5:25 If we are living ...
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Sway (7 Occurrences)
... scepter. 2. (vi) To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion,
or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. 3 ...
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Natural (49 Occurrences)
... facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course
of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings ...
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Jez'ebel (19 Occurrences)
... bread?' (See RSV). 1 Kings 21:7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him: 'Dost
thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread ...
/j/jez'ebel.htm - 11k

Joyful (83 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). 1 Kings 21:7 Jezebel his wife said
to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise ...
/j/joyful.htm - 29k

Jezreelite (9 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 21:7 Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of
Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry. ...
/j/jezreelite.htm - 10k

Justly (22 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Psalms 67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will
judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah. ...
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Judge (297 Occurrences)
... 12. (vt) To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon. 13.
(vt) To exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern. Int. ...
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Jurisdiction (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of
making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority. ...
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Govern (21 Occurrences)

Matthew 2:6
'You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.'"

Romans 12:8
or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 2:7
Thou hast made him only a little inferior to the angels; with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him, and hast set him to govern the works of Thy hands.

Genesis 1:16
God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.

Genesis 1:18
and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.

1 Samuel 8:5
and they said to him, "Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 8:6
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to Yahweh.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 8:20
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles."
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 9:17
When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! this same shall have authority over my people."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 3:9
Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

1 Kings 21:7
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."

2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 1:11
God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king:
(See NIV)

Job 34:17
Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?-

Psalms 9:8
He will judge the world in righteousness. He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
(See NIV)

Psalms 67:4
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

Psalms 136:9
The moon and the stars to have rule by night: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 8:16
Through me chiefs have authority, and the noble ones are judging in righteousness.

Isaiah 3:4
And I will make children their chiefs, and foolish ones will have rule over them.
(See NIV)

Obadiah 1:21
Saviors will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom will be Yahweh's.
(See NIV)

Zechariah 3:7
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies:'If you will walk in my ways, and if you will follow my instructions, then you also shall judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you a place of access among these who stand by.



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