- rule used 66 times.
- ruled used 13 times.
- ruler used 84 times.
- rulers used 78 times.
- ruler's used twice.
- rulest used twice.
- ruleth used 14 times.
- ruling used 3 times.
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- Included in Websters: Yes
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- Included in Thayers: Yes
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RULE, noun [Latin regula, from rego, to govern, that is, to stretch, strain or make straight.]
1. Government; sway; empire; control; supreme command or authority.
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 17:2.
And his stern rule the groaning land obey'd.
2. That which is established as a principle, standard or directory; that by which any thing is to be adjusted or regulated, or to which it is to be conformed; that which is settled by authority or custom for guidance and direction. Thus a statute or law is a rule of civil conduct; a canon is a rule of ecclesiastical government; the precept or command of a father is a rule of action or obedience to children; precedents in law are rules of decision to judges; maxims and customs furnish rules for regulating our social opinions and manners. The laws of God are rules for directing us in life, paramount to all others.
A rule which you do not apply, is no rule at all.
3. An instrument by which lines are drawn.
Judicious artist will use his eye, but he will trust only to his rule
4. Established mode or course of proceeding prescribed in private life. Every man should have some fixed rules for managing his own affairs.
5. In literature, a maxim, canon or precept to be observed in any art or science.
6. In monasteries, corporations or societies, a law or regulation to be observed by the society and its particular members.
7. In courts, rules are the determinations and orders of court, to be observed by its officers in conducting the business of the court.
8. In arithmetic and algebra, a determinate mode prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result.
9. In grammar, an establish form of construction in a particular class of words; or the expression of that form in words. Thus it is a rule in English, that s or es, added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but man forms its plural men, and is an exception to the rule
RULE of three, is that rule of arithmetic which directs, when three terms are given, how to find a fourth, which shall have the same ratio to the third term, as the second has to the first.
RULE, verb transitive
1. To govern; to control the will and actions of others, either by arbitrary power and authority, or by established laws. The emperors of the east rule their subjects without the restraints of a constitution. In limited governments, men are ruled by known laws.
If a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? 1 Timothy 3:5.
2. To govern the movements of things; to conduct; to manage; to control. That God rules the world he has created, is a fundamental article of belief.
3. To manage; to conduct, in almost any manner.
4. To settle as by a rule
That's a ruled case with the schoolmen.
5. To mark with lines by a ruler; as, to rule a blank book.
6. To establish by decree or decision; to determine; as a court.
RULE, verb intransitive To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority.
By me princes rule Proverbs 8:16.
It is often followed by over.
They shall rule over their oppressors. Isaiah 14:2.
We subdue and rule over all other creatures.
RU'LED, participle passive Governed; controlled; conducted; managed; established by decision.
1. One that governs, whether emperor, king, pope or governor; any one that exercises supreme power over others.
2. One that makes or executes laws in a limited or free government. Thus legislators and magistrates are called rulers.
3. A rule; an instrument of wood or metal with straight edges or sides, by which lines are drawn on paper, parchment or other substance. When a ruler has the lines of chords, tangents, sines, etc. it is called a plane scale.
Appointed and removed by God
Government, God in
Instances of Patriarchal:
Heads of families
Esau, and the dukes of Edom
Character and qualifications of
Genesis 41:33; Exodus 18:21-22; Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 1:13; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Deuteronomy 27:19; 2 Samuel 23:3-4; Ezra 7:25; Psalms 2:10-11; Psalms 72:1-17; Proverbs 16:10; Proverbs 16:12-13; Proverbs 17:7; Proverbs 19:12; Proverbs 20:8; Proverbs 20:26; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 21:1; Proverbs 24:23-26; Proverbs 25:2-3; Proverbs 25:5; Proverbs 28:2; Proverbs 28:16; Proverbs 29:2; Proverbs 29:4; Proverbs 29:14; Proverbs 31:4-5; Proverbs 31:8-9; Ecclesiastes 8:4; Ecclesiastes 10:16-17; Isaiah 5:22-23; Isaiah 16:5; Isaiah 28:6; Isaiah 60:17; Jeremiah 13:18; Romans 12:8; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; 1 Peter 2:13-14
Exodus 18:16; Exodus 18:20-21; Exodus 23:3; Exodus 23:6-7; Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 19:15; Leviticus 24:22; Numbers 27:16-17; Deuteronomy 1:16-17; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Deuteronomy 17:16-20; Deuteronomy 19:18-19; Deuteronomy 24:16; Deuteronomy 25:1; Joshua 1:7-8; 2 Chronicles 9:8; 2 Chronicles 19:6-7; Ezra 7:25-26; Psalms 82:2-4; Psalms 148:11; Psalms 148:13; Isaiah 58:6; Jeremiah 22:1-3; Jeremiah 21:12; Zech 7:9-10; Zech 8:16; Romans 13:3; 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2:14
Righteous, instances of:
Pharaoh, in his treatment of Abraham
Abimelech, in his treatment:
Joseph, in his conduct of the affairs of Egypt
Samuel, in not taking reward for judgment
1 Samuel 12:3-4
Saul, after the defeat of the Ammonites
1 Samuel 11:12-13
In his judgment between the two women who claimed the same child
1 Kings 3:16-28
According to the testimony of the queen of Sheba
1 Kings 10:6-9
Cyrus, in emancipating the Jews
Darius, in advancing the rebuilding of the temple
King of Nineveh, in repenting, and proclaiming a fast
Genesis 15:13-14; Exodus 3:9; Deuteronomy 27:19; 1 Samuel 8:10-18; 2 Chronicles 28:19; Nehemiah 5:7-9; Nehemiah 9:34-37; Job 24:22; Job 24:24; Job 35:9; Psalms 10:17-18; Psalms 12:5; Psalms 12:8; Psalms 49:20; Psalms 58:1-2; Psalms 82:2; Psalms 94:20-21; Psalms 110:5; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 17:26; Proverbs 28:15-16; Proverbs 28:28; Proverbs 29:2; Proverbs 29:4; Proverbs 29:12; Proverbs 30:21-22; Ecclesiastes 3:16-17; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 4:13-14; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Ecclesiastes 8:9; Ecclesiastes 10:5-7; Ecclesiastes 10:16-17; Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 3:12; Isaiah 3:14-15; Isaiah 5:7; Isaiah 10:1-3; Isaiah 14:4-20; Isaiah 28:14-15; Isaiah 29:20-21; Isaiah 30:33; Isaiah 33:1; Isaiah 40:23; Isaiah 52:5; Isaiah 59:14-15; Jeremiah 5:28-29; Ezekiel 21:25-26; Ezekiel 22:6; Ezekiel 22:27; Ezekiel 28:2; Ezekiel 34:2-4; Ezekiel 34:7-10; Ezekiel 45:9; Hosea 5:10; Hosea 7:3; Hosea 10:7; Amos 3:10-11; Amos 4:1-2; Amos 5:11-12; Amos 6:12-13; Micah 3:1-3; Micah 3:9-11; Micah 7:3-4; Habakkuk 1:4; Habakkuk 2:5-13; Zephaniah 1:8; Zephaniah 3:3; Acts 23:3; James 2:6; James 2:9
Wicked, instances of:
Pharaoh, oppressing the Israelites
Adoni-Bezek, torturing seventy kings
Abimelech, slaying his seventy brothers
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
Sparing Agag and the best of the booty
1 Samuel 15:8-35
In jealousy plotting against David
1 Samuel 18:8-29
Seeking to slay David
1 Samuel 9:19
Slaying Ahimelech and the priests
1 Samuel 22:7-19
Luxurious and idolatrous
1 Kings 11:1-13
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
Jehoram, cleaving to the sins of Jeroboam
2 Kings 3:2-3
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:
Conspiring against and slaying Pekahiah
2 Kings 15:25
Who conspired against Pekah
2 Kings 15:30
Amon, who followed the evil example of Manasseh
2 Kings 21:19-22
Jehoahaz, who followed in the ways of his fathers
2 Kings 23:32
Jehoiakim, in walking in the ways of his fathers
2 Kings 23:37
Jehoiachin, walking in the ways of his fathers
2 Kings 24:9
Ahaziah, doing evil after the house 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 the Jews
Commanding to destroy the wise men
Committing the three Hebrews to the furnace
Belshazzar, in drunkenness and committing sacrilege
The princes, conspiring against Daniel
Herod the Great, slaying the children in Bethlehem
In beheading John the Baptist
Herod Agrippa, persecuting the church
Chief priests, elders, and all the council, seeking false witness against Jesus