|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority.
2. (v. t.) To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.
3. (v. t.) To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.
4. (v. i.) To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.
Govern (21 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:6 'You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.'" (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Romans 12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (See NIV)
Hebrews 2:7 Thou hast made him only a little inferior to the angels; with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him, and hast set him to govern the works of Thy hands. (WEY)
Genesis 1:16 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. (See NAS NIV)
1 Samuel 8:5 and they said to him, "Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations." (See RSV)
1 Samuel 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to Yahweh. (See RSV)
1 Samuel 8:20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles." (See RSV)
1 Samuel 9:17 When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! this same shall have authority over my people." (See NIV)
1 Kings 3:9 Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?" (See RSV NIV)
1 Kings 21:7 Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great? (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 1:11 God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king: (See NIV)
Job 34:17 Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?- (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Psalms 9:8 He will judge the world in righteousness. He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness. (See NIV)
Psalms 67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Psalms 136:9 The moon and the stars to have rule by night: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. (See NIV)
Proverbs 8:16 Through me chiefs have authority, and the noble ones are judging in righteousness. (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 3:4 And I will make children their chiefs, and foolish ones will have rule over them. (See NIV)
Obadiah 1:21 Saviors will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom will be Yahweh's. (See NIV)
Zechariah 3:7 "Thus says Yahweh of Armies:'If you will walk in my ways, and if you will follow my instructions, then you also shall judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you a place of access among these who stand by. (See NAS NIV)