Rule or lordship, referring to political authority exercised by human beings (Gen 37:8; Judg 14:4; Ps 72:8) or the realm in which such authority is exercised (2Kgs 20:13). Oppressive rule is condemned (Lev 25:43; Lev 25:53; Matt 20:25). Ultimate and eternal dominion over all things belongs to God (Ps 22:28; Ps 145:13; Dan 4:3; Rev 1:6). Humanity also rules over creation, though under God (Gen 1:26; Gen 1:28; Ps 8:6). In the NT, dominion may also refer to certain angelic or cosmic powers (Col 1:16; Rom 8:38), which, however, are subordinated to the power of God (Eph 1:21; Col 2:15).

Gen 37:8

8His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Are you indeed to have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his ... View more

Judg 14:4

4His father and mother did not know that this was from the Lord; for he was seeking a pretext to act against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had d ... View more

Ps 72:8

8May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

2Kgs 20:13

13Hezekiah welcomed them; he showed them all his treasure house, the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his armory, all that was found in his store ... View more

Lev 25:43

43You shall not rule over them with harshness, but shall fear your God.

Lev 25:53

53As a laborer hired by the year they shall be under the alien's authority, who shall not, however, rule with harshness over them in your sight.

Matt 20:25

25But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.

Ps 22:28

28For dominion belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.

Ps 145:13

13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his ... View more

Dan 4:3

3How great are his signs,
how mighty his wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and his sovereignty is from generation to generation.

Rev 1:6

6and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Gen 1:26

26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the ... View more

Gen 1:28

28God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the b ... View more

Ps 8:6

6You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,

Col 1:16

16for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been ... View more

Rom 8:38

38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Eph 1:21

21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.

Col 2:15

15He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

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