492 verses

Gen 1:16

(NIV)
God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
(ESV)
And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.

Gen 1:18

(NIV)
to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
(ESV)
to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Gen 3:16

(NIV)
To the woman he said,

‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labour you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.’
(ESV)
To the woman he said,

“I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be contrary to your husband,
but he shall rule over you.”

Gen 4:7

(NIV)
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.’

(ESV)
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”

Gen 6:3

(NIV)
Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit will not contend with humans for ever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.’

(ESV)
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”

Gen 15:14

(NIV)
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterwards they will come out with great possessions.
(ESV)
But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

Gen 16:5

(NIV)
Then Sarai said to Abram, ‘You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.’

(ESV)
And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between you and me!”

Gen 18:25

(NIV)
Far be it from you to do such a thing – to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?’

(ESV)
Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

Gen 19:9

(NIV)
‘Get out of our way,’ they replied. ‘This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.’ They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

(ESV)
But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down.

Gen 22:3

(NIV)
Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.
(ESV)
So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Gen 24:2

(NIV)
He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, ‘Put your hand under my thigh.
(ESV)
And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh,

Gen 24:27

(NIV)
saying, ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.’

(ESV)
and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.”

Gen 24:48

(NIV)
and I bowed down and worshipped the Lord. I praised the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.
(ESV)
Then I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to take the daughter of my master’s kinsman for his son.

Gen 30:6

(NIV)
Then Rachel said, ‘God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son.’ Because of this she named him Dan.

(ESV)
Then Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.

Gen 31:53

(NIV)
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.’

So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.
(ESV)
The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” So Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac,

Gen 37:8

(NIV)
His brothers said to him, ‘Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?’ And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

(ESV)
His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Gen 45:8

(NIV)
‘So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
(ESV)
So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Gen 45:26

(NIV)
They told him, ‘Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.’ Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.
(ESV)
And they told him, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” And his heart became numb, for he did not believe them.

Gen 49:16

(NIV)
‘Dan will provide justice for his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.
(ESV)
Dan shall judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.

Exod 2:14

(NIV)
The man said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?’ Then Moses was afraid and thought, ‘What I did must have become known.’

(ESV)
He answered, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.”

Exod 5:21

(NIV)
and they said, ‘May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.’

(ESV)
and they said to them, “The Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Exod 13:17

(NIV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ‘If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.’
(ESV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.”

Exod 13:21

(NIV)
By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
(ESV)
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

Exod 15:13

(NIV)
In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
to your holy dwelling.
(ESV)
“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

Exod 18:13

(NIV)
The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood round him from morning till evening.
(ESV)
The next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening.

Exod 18:16

(NIV)
Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.’

(ESV)
when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.”

Exod 18:22

(NIV)
Let them serve as judges for the people at all times, but let them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.
(ESV)
And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

Exod 18:26

(NIV)
They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.

(ESV)
And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves.

Exod 21:8

(NIV)
If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.
(ESV)
If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her.

Exod 29:9

(NIV)
and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance.

‘Then you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.

(ESV)
and you shall gird Aaron and his sons with sashes and bind caps on them. And the priesthood shall be theirs by a statute forever. Thus you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.

Exod 32:34

(NIV)
Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.’

(ESV)
But now go, lead the people to the place about which I have spoken to you; behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them.”

Exod 35:35

(NIV)
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers – all of them skilled workers and designers.

(ESV)
He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.

Exod 36:8

(NIV)
All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands.
(ESV)
And all the craftsmen among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains. They were made of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet yarns, with cherubim skillfully worked.

Lev 8:13

(NIV)
Then he brought Aaron’s sons forward, put tunics on them, tied sashes round them and fastened caps on them, as the Lord commanded Moses.

(ESV)
And Moses brought Aaron’s sons and clothed them with coats and tied sashes around their waists and bound caps on them, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Lev 19:15

(NIV)
‘“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favouritism to the great, but judge your neighbour fairly.

(ESV)
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Num 22:21

(NIV)
Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials.
(ESV)
So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab.

Num 23:7

(NIV)
Then Balaam spoke his message:

‘Balak brought me from Aram,
the king of Moab from the eastern mountains.
“Come,” he said, “curse Jacob for me;
come, denounce Israel.”
(ESV)
And Balaam took up his discourse and said,

“From Aram Balak has brought me,
the king of Moab from the eastern mountains:
Come, curse Jacob for me,
and come, denounce Israel!’

Num 25:5

(NIV)
So Moses said to Israel’s judges, ‘Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.’

(ESV)
And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Each of you kill those of his men who have yoked themselves to Baal of Peor.”

Num 35:24

(NIV)
the assembly must judge between the accused and the avenger of blood according to these regulations.
(ESV)
then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood, in accordance with these rules.

Deut 1:16

(NIV)
And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you.
(ESV)
And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.

Deut 15:6

(NIV)
For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

(ESV)
For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

Deut 16:18

(NIV)
Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.
(ESV)
“You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deut 17:9

(NIV)
Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Enquire of them and they will give you the verdict.
(ESV)
And you shall come to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision.

Deut 17:12

(NIV)
Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the Lord your God is to be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.
(ESV)
The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Deut 19:17

(NIV)
the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time.
(ESV)
then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days.

Deut 19:18

(NIV)
The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite,
(ESV)
The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely,

Deut 21:2

(NIV)
your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance from the body to the neighbouring towns.
(ESV)
then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure the distance to the surrounding cities.

Deut 25:1

(NIV)
When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.
(ESV)
If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty,

Deut 25:2

(NIV)
If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,
(ESV)
then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a number of stripes in proportion to his offense.

Deut 32:12

(NIV)
The Lord alone led him;
no foreign god was with him.
(ESV)
the Lord alone guided him,
no foreign god was with him.

Deut 32:36

(NIV)
The Lord will vindicate his people
and relent concerning his servants
when he sees their strength is gone
and no one is left, slave or free.
(ESV)
For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants,
when he sees that their power is gone
and there is none remaining, bond or free.

Josh 8:33

(NIV)
All the Israelites, with their elders, officials and judges, were standing on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the Lord, facing the Levitical priests who carried it. Both the foreigners living among them and the native-born were there. Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord had formerly commanded when he gave instructions to bless the people of Israel.

(ESV)
And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel.

Josh 12:2

(NIV)
Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.
He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge – from the middle of the gorge – to the River Jabbok, which is the border of the Ammonites. This included half of Gilead.
(ESV)
Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead,

Josh 12:5

(NIV)
He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salekah, all of Bashan to the border of the people of Geshur and Maakah, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

(ESV)
and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of Sihon king of Heshbon.

Josh 23:2

(NIV)
summoned all Israel – their elders, leaders, judges and officials – and said to them: ‘I am very old.
(ESV)
Joshua summoned all Israel, its elders and heads, its judges and officers, and said to them, “I am now old and well advanced in years.

Josh 24:1

(NIV)
Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God.

(ESV)
Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before God.

Judg 2:16

(NIV)
Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.
(ESV)
Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who plundered them.

Judg 2:17

(NIV)
Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshipped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.
(ESV)
Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they whored after other gods and bowed down to them. They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the Lord, and they did not do so.

Judg 2:18

(NIV)
Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them.
(ESV)
Whenever the Lord raised up judges for them, the Lord was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. For the Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them.

Judg 2:19

(NIV)
But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshipping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

(ESV)
But whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.
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