Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘This is what the Lord God of Israel says: “I raised you up 1 from among the people and made you ruler over my people Israel.
Seraiah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, supervisor in the temple of God,
I used you to smash shepherds and their flocks. I used you to smash farmers and their teams of oxen. I used you to smash governors and leaders.” 1
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, 1 nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,
in which 1 you formerly lived 2 according to this world’s present path, 3 according to the ruler of the kingdom 4 of the air, the ruler of 5 the spirit 6 that is now energizing 7 the sons of disobedience, 8
– whose appearing 1 the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time.
Three thousand men of Judah went down to the cave in the cliff of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines rule over us? Why have you done this to us?” He said to them, “I have only done to them what they have done to me.”
He has selected the best part for himself, for the portion of the ruler 1 is set aside 2 there; he came with the leaders 3 of the people, he obeyed the righteous laws of the Lord and his ordinances with Israel.
In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the real leader in Israel. 1 The Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel; you will rule over Israel.’”
“So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd 1 to make you leader of my people Israel.
He summoned 1 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.
But the president of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the crowd, “There are six days on which work 1 should be done! 2 So come 3 and be healed on those days, and not on the Sabbath day.”
and rescued him from all his troubles, and granted him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made 1 him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.
In the past, even when Saul was king, you were Israel’s commanding general. 1 The Lord your God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel; you will rule over my people Israel.’”