Scepter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Alt. of Sceptre.

2. (v. t.) Alt. of Sceptre.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SCEPTRE; SCEPTER

sep'-ter (shebheT, sharbhiT, expanded form in Esther 4:11; Esther 5:2; Esther 8:4; rhabdos (Additions to Esther 15:11; Hebrews 1:8), skeptros): A rod or mace used by a sovereign as a symbol of royal authority. The Hebrew shebheT is the ordinary word for rod or club, and is used of an ordinary rod (compare 2 Samuel 7:14), of the shepherd's crook (Psalm 23:4), scribe's baton or marshal's staff (Judges 5:14), as well as of the symbol of royalty. Its symbolism may be connected with the use of the shebheT for protection (2 Samuel 23:21 Psalm 23:4) or for punishment (Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 30:31). It is used with reference to the royal line descended from Judah (Genesis 49:10), and figuratively of sovereignty in general and possibly of conquest (Numbers 24:17, in Israel; Isaiah 14:5, in Babylonia; Amos 1:5, 8, in Syria, among Philistines; Zechariah 10:11, in Egypt), the disappearance or cutting off of him that holdeth the scepter being tantamount to loss of national independence. The kingship of Yahweh is spoken of as a scepter (Psalm 45:6 (Hebrew verse 7) quoted in Hebrews 1:8). The manner of using the scepter by an oriental monarch is suggested in the act of Ahasuerus, who holds it out to Esther as a mark of favor. The subject touches the top of it, perhaps simply as an act of homage or possibly to indicate a desire to be heard. The scepter of Ahasuerus is spoken of as "golden" (Esther 5:2), but it is probable that scepters were ordinarily made of straight branches (maTeh) of certain kinds of vines (Ezekiel 19:11, 14).

It is sometimes difficult to determine whether the word shebheT is used in figurative passages in the sense of scepter or merely in the ordinary sense of staff (e.g. Psalm 125:3, the King James Version "rod," the Revised Version (British and American) and the American Standard Revised Version "sceptre" (of the wicked); Psalm 2:9, "rod of iron"; Proverbs 22:8, "rod of his wrath"). Another word, mechoqeq, literally, "prescribing" (person or thing), formerly translated uniformly "lawgiver," is now generally taken, on the basis of parallelism, to mean "sceptre" in four poetic passages (Genesis 49:10, "ruler's staff" to avoid repetition; Numbers 21:18 Psalm 60:7; Psalm 108:8).

Nathan Isaacs

Greek
4464. rhabdos -- a staff, rod
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: rhabdos Phonetic Spelling: (hrab'-dos) Short Definition:
a rod, staff Definition: a rod, staff, staff of authority, scepter. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7626. shebet -- rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
... rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe. Transliteration: shebet Phonetic Spelling:
(shay'-bet) Short Definition: tribes. ... correction, dart, rod, scepter, staff, tribe. ...
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8275. sharbit -- a scepter
... 8274, 8275. sharbit. 8276 . a scepter. Transliteration: sharbit Phonetic
Spelling: (shar-beet') Short Definition: scepter. Word ...
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4294. matteh -- a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe
... from natah Definition a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe NASB Word Usage branch
(3), branches (1), half-tribe* (13), rod (18), rods (6), scepter (2), spears ...
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2710. chaqaq -- to cut in, inscribe, decree
... 2), decree (1), decreed (1), enact (1), inscribe (2), inscribed (3), lawgiver (1),
marked (1), portrayed (1), ruler's (1), ruler's staff (1), scepter (3). ...
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Library

The Millennium in Relation to Christ.
... When Adam was created God said, "Let us make man in our image, and let them have
dominion." At the beginning, earth's scepter was committed into the hands of ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/2 the millennium in relation.htm

The Name Jesus and Also the Name Christ were Known from the ...
... 14. And not only Isaiah, but also David addresses him, saying, "Thy throne, O God,
is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of thy kingdom. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter iii the name jesus and.htm

"Jesus or Barabbas. "
... him.". * * *. Ah, see the king that's crowned in scorn, What monarch such
a crown has worn Or scepter borne, and he so great? Ye ...
/.../stead/king of the jews/chapter viii jesus or barabbas.htm

Salvation.
... The scepter is wrested from the cruel tyrant, sin, and righteousness in
quietness and peace sways the scepter, and man rejoices. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/the gospel day /chapter iv salvation.htm

The Will.
... The desires of the heart sway their scepter of power over the will, and it acts
to the granting the heart its wishes. This is a sad picture. ...
/.../orr/food for the lambs or helps for young christians/the will.htm

The Return of Christ to the Earth Itself.
... Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of Thy Kingdom is a right
scepter" (Ps.45:3-6). He Comes as the "Faithful and True.". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/7 the return of christ.htm

The Agreement of this Doctrine in Its Parts
... Jacob, when at the point of death, foretold that this seed should come forth from
the lineage and family of Judah, in these words: "The scepter shall not ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/2 the agreement of this.htm

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
... Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne; Alleluia! His the triumph,. ...
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne; Alleluia! ...
/.../ascension day 193 alleluia sing.htm

The Coming of a Deliverer
... The scepter shall not depart from Judah,. Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,. ...
There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel,. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 58 the coming of.htm

Hebrews i. 8-Jun
... of Kingly Office. "A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Thy kingdom."
Behold again another symbol of Royalty. Then again ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily iii hebrews i 8-jun.htm

Thesaurus
Scepter (28 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Alt. of Sceptre. 2. (vt) Alt. of Sceptre.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SCEPTRE; SCEPTER. sep ...
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Sceptre (20 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume
the scepter. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SCEPTRE; SCEPTER. ...
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Extended (40 Occurrences)
... 5:2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor
in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in ...
/e/extended.htm - 17k

Uprightness (46 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom. (WEB ASV DBY). ...
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Rod (138 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A kind of scepter, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority;
tyranny; oppression. 4. (n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole. ...
/r/rod.htm - 42k

Endures (75 Occurrences)
... (WEB RSV NIV). Psalms 45:6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter
of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. (See RSV). Psalms ...
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Equity (19 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS). Psalms 45:6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter
of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. (WEB JPS ASV RSV). ...
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Helmet (10 Occurrences)
... Ephraim also is the defense of my head. Judah is my scepter. (See NAS RSV NIV). ... Ephraim
also is my helmet. Judah is my scepter. (WEB NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Forever (426 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The
scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom. (WEB NAS). ...
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Tip (17 Occurrences)
... 5:2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor
in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in ...
/t/tip.htm - 13k

Concordance
Scepter (28 Occurrences)

Hebrews 1:8
But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.
(WEB WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:27
He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father:
(See NIV)

Revelation 12:5
She gave birth to a son--a male child, destined before long to rule all nations with an iron scepter. But her child was caught up to God and His throne,
(WEY NIV)

Revelation 19:15
From His mouth there comes a sharp sword with which He will smite the nations; and He will Himself be their Shepherd, ruling them with a scepter of iron; and it is His work to tread the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Ruler of all.
(WEY NIV)

Genesis 49:10
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.
(WEB DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:18
the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their poles." From the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 24:17
I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will rise out of Israel, and shall strike through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth.
(WEB JPS WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 4:11
"All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, know, that whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days."
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 5:2
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther came near, and touched the top of the scepter.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 8:4
Then the king held out to Esther the golden scepter. So Esther arose, and stood before the king.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 2:9
Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.'
(See NIV)

Psalms 45:6
Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 60:7
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the defense of my head. Judah is my scepter.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 89:44
You have ended his splendor, and thrown his throne down to the ground.
(See RSV)

Psalms 108:8
Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is my helmet. Judah is my scepter.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 110:2
Yahweh will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 125:3
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 14:5
Yahweh has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 30:31
For through the voice of the Lord the Assyrian will be broken, and the Lord's rod will be lifted up against him.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 48:17
All you who are around him, bemoan him, and all you who know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 19:11
It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.
(Root in WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 19:14
Fire is gone out of the rods of its branches, it has devoured its fruit, so that there is in it no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 21:10
So as to slaughter a slaughter it is sharpened. So as to have brightness it is polished, Desire hath rejoiced the sceptre of my son, It is despising every tree.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 21:13
Because 'it is' a trier, And what if even the sceptre it is despising? It shall not be, an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
(See NIV)

Amos 1:5
I will break the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, and him who holds the scepter from the house of Eden; and the people of Syria shall go into captivity to Kir," says Yahweh.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 1:8
I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines will perish," says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 7:14
Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your heritage, who dwell by themselves in a forest, in the midst of fertile pasture land, let them feed; in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
(See NAS)

Zechariah 10:11
He will pass through the sea of affliction, and will strike the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile will dry up; and the pride of Assyria will be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt will depart.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Scepter

Scepter (Sceptre): A Symbol of Authority

Scepter (Sceptre): Figurative

Scepter (Sceptre): Made of Gold

Scepter (Sceptre): Made of Iron

Scepter : A Wand Used by Kings to Signify Favor or Disfavor to Those Who Desired an Audience With Them

Related Terms

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Extended (40 Occurrences)

Uprightness (46 Occurrences)

Rod (138 Occurrences)

Endures (75 Occurrences)

Equity (19 Occurrences)

Helmet (10 Occurrences)

Forever (426 Occurrences)

Tip (17 Occurrences)

Throne (181 Occurrences)

Divine (39 Occurrences)

Obtained (61 Occurrences)

Approached (61 Occurrences)

Inhabitant (54 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Nobles (71 Occurrences)

Unleash (2 Occurrences)

Court (172 Occurrences)

Lawgiver (7 Occurrences)

Wield (8 Occurrences)

Foreheads (14 Occurrences)

Tribal (25 Occurrences)

Triumph (52 Occurrences)

Ruler's (13 Occurrences)

Royal (154 Occurrences)

Ruling (123 Occurrences)

Exiled (14 Occurrences)

Exchange (41 Occurrences)

Destined (25 Occurrences)

Daughter (320 Occurrences)

Mattanah (2 Occurrences)

Pharaoh's (72 Occurrences)

Beer (15 Occurrences)

Ceremony (3 Occurrences)

Crush (50 Occurrences)

Aven (10 Occurrences)

Approaches (8 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Surging (10 Occurrences)

Scents (1 Occurrence)

Shiloh (34 Occurrences)

Sheth (2 Occurrences)

Skulls (2 Occurrences)

Sway (7 Occurrences)

Scepters (2 Occurrences)

Sank (19 Occurrences)

Holds (67 Occurrences)

Dug (45 Occurrences)

Extend (35 Occurrences)

Allotment (24 Occurrences)

Main (17 Occurrences)

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)

E'phraim (146 Occurrences)

Poles (58 Occurrences)

Staff (91 Occurrences)

Shoots (32 Occurrences)

Star (16 Occurrences)

Stem (18 Occurrences)

Golden (86 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Peoples (305 Occurrences)

O (1414 Occurrences)

Princes (324 Occurrences)

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Defense (49 Occurrences)

Provinces (40 Occurrences)

Ephraim (168 Occurrences)

Head (4291 Occurrences)

Justice (212 Occurrences)

Ashdod (21 Occurrences)

Ekron (20 Occurrences)

Corners (56 Occurrences)

Alike (67 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Lament (44 Occurrences)

Waves (43 Occurrences)

Leaders (167 Occurrences)

Belongs (127 Occurrences)

Kir (11 Occurrences)

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