|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.
2. (a.) Uniform or established course of things.
3. (a.) Systematic method or practice; as, my rule is to rise at six o'clock.
4. (a.) Ordinary course of procedure; usual way; common state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exceptions.
5. (a.) Conduct in general; behavior.
6. (n.) The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
7. (n.) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.
8. (n.) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.
9. (n.) A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, 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.
10. (n.) A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.
11. (n.) A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly.
12. (n.) A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.
13. (n.) A composing rule. See under Composing.
14. (n.) To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.
15. (n.) To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.
16. (n.) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
17. (n.) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.
18. (n.) To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.
19. (v. i.) To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over.
20. (v. i.) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.
21. (v. i.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.
Rule (291 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. (KJV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the chief rule in the law? (BBE)
Matthew 22:38 This is the first and greatest rule. (BBE)
Mark 7:3 Now the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not take food without washing their hands with care, keeping the old rule which has been handed down to them: (ASV)
Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of no effect by your rule, which you have given: and a number of other such things you do. (BBE)
Mark 10:3 "What rule did Moses lay down for you?" He answered. (WEY)
Mark 10:6 but from the beginning of the creation the rule was, 'Male and female did God make them. (WEY)
Mark 10:42 Jesus summoned them, and said to them, "You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 1:33 He will have rule over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. (BBE)
Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the rule of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being ruler of Judaea, and Herod being king of Galilee, his brother Philip king of the country of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias king of Abilene, (BBE)
Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor. (ASV BBE YLT NAS)
Luke 22:25 And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors. (DBY)
Acts 11:2 And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him, (BBE)
Acts 15:1 Now certain men came down from Judaea, teaching the brothers and saying that without circumcision, after the rule of Moses, there is no salvation. (BBE)
Acts 21:24 Go with these, and make yourself clean with them, and make the necessary payments for them, so that they may be free from their oath: and everyone will see that the statements made about you are not true, but that you put yourself under rule, and keep the law. (BBE)
Acts 25:1 So Festus, having come into that part of the country which was under his rule, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. (BBE)
Romans 6:14 For sin may not have rule over you: because you are not under law, but under grace. (BBE)
Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, it is not to our lower natures that we are under obligation that we should live by their rule. (WEY)
Romans 11:30 For as you, in time past, were not under the rule of God, but now have got mercy through their turning away, (BBE)
Romans 13:1 Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him. (WEY)
Romans 13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (See NIV)
Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ has died and lived again, that he might rule over both dead and living. (DBY)
Romans 15:12 Again, Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, he who arises to rule over the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles will hope." (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 15:18 And I will keep myself from talking of anything but those things which Christ has done by me to put the Gentiles under his rule in word and in act, (BBE)
Romans 15:31 So that I may be kept safe from those in Judaea who have not put themselves under the rule of God, and that the help which I am taking for Jerusalem may be pleasing to the saints; (BBE)
Romans 16:26 But is now made clear; and by the writings of the prophets, by the order of the eternal God, the knowledge of it has been given to all the nations, so that they may come under the rule of the faith; (BBE)
1 Corinthians 4:8 For even now you are full, even now you have wealth, you have been made kings without us: truly, I would be glad if you were kings, so that we might be kings with you. (See RSV)
1 Corinthians 7:4 The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife. (See RSV)
1 Corinthians 7:17 Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies. (See RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 15:24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Corinthians 15:25 For his rule will go on till he has put all those who are against him under his feet. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not that we rule over your faith, but are fellow-workmen of your joy: for by faith ye stand. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. (KJV BBE DBY WBS)
2 Corinthians 10:16 to announce the glad tidings to that which is beyond you, not to be boasting in another's rule of things made ready to hand. (DBY)
Galatians 5:16 But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh. (BBE)
Galatians 6:16 As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God's Israel. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 1:21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. (WEB ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 5:24 And as the church is under Christ's authority, so let wives be under the rule of their husbands in all things. (BBE)
Ephesians 6:2 Give honour to your father and mother (which is the first rule having a reward), (BBE)
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, to the extent that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule. Let us be of the same mind. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)
Colossians 2:10 and He is the Lord of all princes and rulers. (Root in WEY BBE NAS RSV)
Colossians 2:15 And the hostile princes and rulers He shook off from Himself, and boldly displayed them as His conquests, when by the Cross He triumphed over them. (Root in WEY BBE NAS)
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we laid down this rule for you: "If a man does not choose to work, neither shall he eat." (WEY NIV)
1 Timothy 2:12 In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but to be quiet. (BBE YLT)
1 Timothy 3:5 (but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?) (WEB KJV WEY DBY)
1 Timothy 3:12 A deacon must be true to his one wife, and rule his children and his own household wisely and well. (WEY)
1 Timothy 5:14 I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, and give no occasion to the adversary for reviling. (WEB WEY ASV DBY RSV)
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV)
Titus 3:1 Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, (Root in WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. (KJV ASV WBS)
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. (KJV ASV BBE WBS)
Hebrews 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. (KJV ASV BBE WBS)
1 Peter 3:22 Who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been put under his rule. (BBE)
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for the judging, starting with the church of God; but if it makes a start with us, what will be the end of those who are not under the rule of God? (BBE)
Revelation 2:26 He who overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him I will give rule over the nations, (BBE)
Revelation 2:27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father: (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 11:15 And at the sounding of the seventh angel there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will have rule for ever and ever. (BBE)
Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to do what he has in mind, and to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished. (See NIV)
Revelation 19:15 Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
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. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
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. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, like us: and let him have rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every living thing which goes flat on the earth. (BBE YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 1:28 And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth. (Root in BBE YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 4:7 If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 14:4 For twelve years they were under the rule of Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they put off his control. (BBE)
Genesis 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Wilt thou indeed be a king over us? wilt thou indeed rule over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words. (DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. To him will the obedience of the peoples be. (Root in WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 21:31 If the death of a son or of a daughter has been caused, the punishment is to be in agreement with this rule. (BBE NAS RSV)
Exodus 32:8 Even now they are turned away from the rule I gave them, and have made themselves a metal ox and given worship to it and offerings, saying, This is your god, O Israel, who took you up out of the land of Egypt. (BBE)
Leviticus 23:14 And you may take no bread or dry grain or new grain for food till the very day on which you have given the offering for your God: this is a rule for ever through all your generations wherever you are living. (BBE)
Leviticus 23:21 And on the same day, let it be given out that there will be a holy meeting for you: you may do no field-work on that day: it is a rule for ever through all your generations wherever you are living. (BBE)
Leviticus 23:41 And let this feast be kept before the Lord for seven days in the year: it is a rule for ever from generation to generation; in the seventh month let it be kept. (BBE)
Leviticus 24:3 Outside the veil of the ark in the Tent of meeting; let Aaron see that it is burning from evening till morning at all times before the Lord: it is a rule for ever through all your generations. (BBE)
Leviticus 24:9 And it will be for Aaron and his sons; they are to take it for food in a holy place: it is the most holy of all the offerings made by fire to the Lord, a rule for ever. (BBE)
Leviticus 25:43 You shall not rule over him with harshness, but shall fear your God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 25:46 You may make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession; of them may you take your slaves forever: but over your brothers the children of Israel you shall not rule, one over another, with harshness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 25:53 As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with harshness over him in your sight. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 26:17 I will set my face against you, and you will be struck before your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you; and you will flee when no one pursues you. (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 8:24 This is the rule for the Levites: those of twenty-five years old and over are to go in and do the work of the Tent of meeting; (BBE)
Numbers 9:14 And if a man from another country is among you and has a desire to keep the Passover to the Lord, let him do as is ordered in the law of the Passover: there is to be the same rule for the man from another nation and for him who had his birth in the land. (BBE NIV)
Numbers 15:16 The law and the rule are to be the same for you and for those from other lands living with you. (BBE)
Numbers 19:2 This is the rule of the law which the Lord has made, saying, Give orders to the children of Israel to give you a red cow without any mark on her, and on which the yoke has never been put: (BBE)
Numbers 24:19 And Israel will go on in strength, and Jacob will have rule over his haters. (BBE YLT NIV)
Numbers 31:21 Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had been to the fight, This is the rule of the law which the Lord has given to Moses: (BBE)
Numbers 32:22 And the land is under the rule of the Lord: then after that you may come back, having done no wrong to the Lord and to Israel; and this land will be yours for your heritage before the Lord. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 15:6 For Yahweh 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. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 19:4 This is to be the rule for anyone who goes in flight there, after causing the death of his neighbour in error and not through hate; (BBE NIV)
Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like you, a people whose saviour is the Lord, whose help is your cover, whose sword is your strength! All those who are against you will put themselves under your rule, and your feet will be planted on their high places. (BBE)
Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made an agreement with the people that day, and gave them a rule and a law in Shechem. (BBE)
Judges 5:11 Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, there they will rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh, Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel. "Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates. (WEB JPS ASV YLT)
Judges 5:13 Then him who is left of the honourable ones He caused to rule the people of Jehovah, He caused me to rule among the mighty. (YLT)
Judges 8:22 Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also; for you have saved us out of the hand of Midian." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 8:23 Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you. Yahweh shall rule over you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:2 "Please speak in the ears of all the men of Shechem,'Is it better for you that all the sons of Jerubbaal, who are seventy persons, rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh." (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 11:39 And at the end of two months she went back to her father, who did with her as he had said in his oath: and she had never been touched by a man. So it became a rule in Israel, (BBE)
Judges 13:12 And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass: what shall be the ordering of the child, and how'shall we do unto him? (See JPS BBE NIV)
Judges 14:4 But his father and his mother didn't know that it was of Yahweh; for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines had rule over Israel. (WEB JPS ASV)