Rulers

-(Appointed and removed by God)

-Chastised Daniel 4

-Monarchical

-Patriarchal Genesis 27:29, 37

-STANCES .Nimrod Genesis 10:8-10 Abraham Genesis 14:13-24; 17:6; 21:21-32 .Melchizedek

Genesis 14:18 .Isaac Genesis 26:26-31 Judah Genesis 38:24 .Heads of families Exodus 6:14 Tshmael

Genesis 17:20 .Esau, and the dukes of Edom Genesis 36 .Theocratic

-CHARACTER QUALIFICATIONS Genesis 41:33; Exodus 18:21, 22; 23:8; Deuteronomy 1:13;

16:18-20; 27:19; 2 Samuel 23:3, 4; Ezra7:25; Psalm 2:10, 11; 72:1-17; Proverbs 16:10, 12; 17:7; 20:8,

19:12; 26, 28; 21:1; 25:2, 24:23-26; 3, 5; 28:2, 16; 29:2, 31:4, 5, 4, 14; 8, 9; Ecclesiastes 8:4; 10:16, 17;

Isaiah 5:22, 23; 16:5; 28:6; 60:17; Jeremiah 13:18; Romans 12:8; 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1, 2; 1 Peter 2:13, 14

-DUTIES Exodus 18:16, 23:3, 6, 20, 21; 7, 9; Leviticus 19:15; 24:22; Numbers 27:16, 17;

Deuteronomy 1:16, 17; 16:18-20; 17:16-20; 19:18, 19; 24:16; 25:1; Joshua 1:7, 8; 2 Chronicles 9:8; 19:6,

7; Ezra 7:25,\" 26; Psalm 82:2-4; 148:11, 13; Isaiah 58:6; Jeremiah 21:12; 22:1-3; Zechariah 7:9, 10; 8:16;

Romans 13:3; 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2: 14

-RIGHTEOUS .STANCES .Pharaoh, in his treatment of Abraham Genesis 12:15-20 Abimelech, in

his treatment of Isaac Genesis 26:6-1 1 Joseph, in how he conducted the affairs of Egypt Genesis 41 :37-57

.Pharaoh, in his treatment of Jacob and his family Genesis 47:5-10; 50:1-6 .Moses, in his administration of

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the affairs of the people of Israel Numbers 16:15

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receiving compensation for judgment 1 Samuel 12:3, 4 .Saul, after the defeat of the Ammonites 1 Samuel

11:12, 13 . Solomon, in his judgment between the two women who claimed the same child 1 Kings 3:16-28

.Solomon, according to the testimony of the queen of Sheba 1 Kings 10:6-9 Asa, in abolishing sodomy and

other abominations of idolatry 1 Kings 15:11-1 5; 2 Chronicles 14:2-5 Jehoshaphat, in walking in the ways

of the Lord 1 Kings 22:41-46; 2 Chronicles 17:3-10; 19; 20:3-30 .Hezekiah, in his fear of the Lord 2 Kings

18:3; 20:1-11; 2 Chronicles 30; 31 Josiah, in repairing the temple and in other good works 2 Kings 22; 23;

2 Chronicles 34; 35 .Cyrus, in emancipating the Jews Ezra 1 .Darius, in advancing the rebuilding of the

temple Ezra 6:1-12 Artaxerxes, in commissioning Ezra to restore the forms of worship at Jerusalem Ezra

7; Nehemiah 2; 5:14 Nehemiah Nehemiah 4; 5 .Daniel

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proclaimimg a fast John 3:6-9

-WICKED Genesis 15:13, 14; Exodus 3:9; Deuteronomy 27:19; 1 Samuel 8:10-18; 2 Chronicles 28:19;

Nehemiah 5:7-9; 9:34-37; Job 24:22, 24; 35:9; Psalm 10:17, 18; 12:5, 8; 49:20; 58:1, 2; 82:2; 94:20, 21;

110:5; Proverbs 17:15, 26; 28:15, 29:2, 16, 28; 4, 12; 30:21, 22; 4:1, Ecclesiastes 3:16, 17; 13, 14; 5:8;

10:5-7, 8:9; 16, 17; 3:12, Isaiah 1:23; 14, 15; 5:7; 10:1-3; 14:4-20; 28:14, 15; 29:20, 21; 30:33; 33:1; 40:23;

52:5; 59:14, 15; Jeremiah 5:28, 29; Ezekiel 21:25, 26; 22:6, 27; 28:2; 34:2-4, 7-10; 45:9; Hosea 5:10; 7:3;

10:7; Amos 3:10, 11; 4:1, 2; 5:11, 12; 6:12, 13; Micah 3:1-3, 9-11; 7:3, 4; Hab 1:4; 2:5-13; Zep 1:8; 3:3;

Acts 23:3; James 2:6, 9

.STANCES .Potiphar, putting Joseph into prison Genesis 39:20 with Genesis 40:15 .Pharaoh,

oppressing the Israelites Exodus 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 1 1 Adoni-bezek, torturing seventy kings

Judges 1:7 Abimelech, killing his seventy brothers Judges 9:1-5 Eli\'s sons, desecrating the sacrifices 1

Samuel 2:12-17 .Debauching themselves and the worshipers 1 Samuel 2:22 .Samuel\'s sons, taking bribes 1

Samuel 8:1-5 .Saul, sparing Agag and the best of the booty 1 Samuel 15:8-35 .Saul, jealously plotting

against David 1 Samuel 19 .Saul, killing Ahimelech and the priests 1 Samuel 22:7-19 .Hanun, maltreating

David\'s servants 2 Samuel 10:4; 1 Chronicles 19:2-5 .David, numbering Israel and Judah 2 Samuel 24:1-9;

1 Chronicles 21:1-7; 27:23, 24 .Solomon, luxurious, and idolatrous 1 Kings 11:1-13 .Solomon, oppressing

the people 1 Kings 12:4; 4:7-23 .Rehoboam, making the yoke heavy 1 Kings 12:8-11; 2 Chronicles 10:1-15

.Jeroboam, perverting the true worship 1 Kings 12:26-33; 13:1-5; 14:16 Exalting debased persons to the

priesthood 1 Kings 12:31; 13:33; 2 Kings 17:32; 2 Chronicles 11:14, 15; Ezekiel 44:7; with Numbers 3:10

Abijam, walking in the sins of Rehoboam 1 Kings 15:3 Nadab, walking in the ways of Jeroboam 1 Kings

15:26 .Baasha, walking in the ways of Jeroboam 1 Kings 15:33, 34 Asa, imprisoning the seer, and

oppressing the people 2 Chronicles 16:10 .Zimri, walking in the ways of Jeroboam 1 Kings 16:19 .Omri,

walking in the ways of Jeroboam 1 Kings 16:25-29 Ahab, serving Baal 1 Kings 16:30-33; 21:21-26

.Confiscating Naboth\'s vineyard 1 Kings 21; with 1 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 22:38; 2 Kings 9:26 Jehoram,

cleaving to the sins of Jeroboam 2 Kings 3:2, 3 .Hazael, committing pillage (plundering) 2 Kings 8:12;

10:32; 12:17; 13:3-7 .Jehoram, walking in the ways of the kings of Israel 2 Kings 8:18; 2 Chronicles 2 1 : 1 3

Jehu, departing not from the sins of Jeroboam 2 Kings 10:29 Jehoahaz, in following the sins of Jeroboam

2 Kings 13:1,2 Jehoash, in following the wicked example of Jeroboam 2 Kings 13:10, 11 Jeroboam II,

not departing from the sins of Jeroboam 2 Kings 14:23, 24 .Zachariah, Menahem, Pekahiah, and Pekah,

following the sins of Jeroboam 2 Kings 15:9, 18, 24, 28 .Conspiring against Pekahiah and assassinating

him 2 Kings 15:25 .Hoshea, who conspired against Pekah 2 Kings 15:30 .In permitting Baal-worship 2

Kings 17:1, 2, 7-18 Ahaz, burning his own children in idolatrous sacrifice 2 Kings 16:3; 2 Chronicles 28:2-

4 .Manasseh, who committed the abominations of the heathen 2 Kings 21:1-17; 2 Chronicles 33:2-7

Amon, who followed the evil example of Manasseh 2 Kings 21 : 19-22 Jehoahaz, who followed in the

ways of his forefathers 2 Kings 23:32 Jehoiakim, in walking in the ways of his forefathers 2 Kings 23:37

Jehoiachin, in walking in the ways of his forefathers 2 Kings 24:9 .Zedekiah, following the evil example of

Jehoiakim 2 Kings 24:19; 2 Chronicles 36:12, 13 And persecuting Jeremiah Jeremiah 38:5, 6 Joash,

killing Zechariah 2 Chronicles 24:2, 17-25 Ahaziah, doing evil like the household of Ahab 2 Chronicles

22:1-9 Amaziah, worshiping the gods of Seir 2 Chronicles 25:14 .Uzziah, invading the priest\'s office 2

Chronicles 26: 16 Ahasuerus and Haman, decreeing the death of all Jews (genocide) Esther 3

Nebuchadnezzar, commanding to destroy the wise men Daniel 2:1-13 Nebuchadnezzar, committing the

three Hebrews to the furnace Daniel 3 : 1 -23 .Belshazzar, in drunkenness and committing sacrilege Daniel

5:22 .Darius, in deifying himself Daniel 6:7, 9 .The princes, conspiring against Daniel Daniel 6:1-9 .Herod

the Great, killing the infants in Bethlehem Matthew 2:16-18 .Herod Antipas, in beheading John the Baptist

Matthew 14:1-1 1 .Herod Antipas, in craftiness and tyranny Luke 13:31, 32; 23:6-15 .Herod Agrippa I,

persecuting the congregation in Jerusalem Acts 12:1-19 .Pilate, delivering up Jesus for crucifixion Matthew

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27:11-26; Mark 15:15 .The chief priests, elders, and the Sanhedrin, seeking false witness against Jesus

Matthew 26:59 .Ananias, the high priest, commanding to strike Paul Acts 23:2


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