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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Rule

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A — 1: ἀρχή

(Strong's #746 — Noun Feminine — arche — ar-khay' )

"a beginning," etc., denotes "rule," Luke 20:20 , RV, "rule" (AV, "power"); 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 1:21 , RV, "rule" (AV, "principality"). See BEGINNING , B.

A — 2: κανών

(Strong's #2583 — Noun Masculine — kanon — kan-ohn' )

is translated "rule" in the AV of 2 Corinthians 10:13,15; in Galatians 6:16 , AV and RV; in Philippians 3:16 , AV (RV, in italics): see PROVINCE , No. 2.

B — 1: ἄρχομαι

(Strong's #756 — Verb — archo — ar'-khom-ahee )

(akin to A, No. 1), in the Active Voice denotes "to rule," Mark 10:42; Romans 15:12 , RV, "to rule" (AV, "to reign"). See BEGIN , A, No. 1.

B — 2: οἰκοδεσποτέω

(Strong's #3616 — Verb — oikodespoteo — oy-kod-es-pot-eh'-o )

from oikos, "a house," and despotes, "a master," signifies "to rule the household;" so the RV in 1 Timothy 5:14 (AV, "guide the house"). See GUIDE , B, Note (1). Cp. oikodespotes, "a householder."

B — 3: προΐστημι

(Strong's #4291 — Verb — proistemi — pro-is'-tay-mee )

lit., "to stand before," hence, "to lead, attend to" (indicating care and diligence), is translated "to rule" (Middle Voice), with reference to a local church, in Romans 12:8; perfect Active in 1 Timothy 5:17; with reference to a family, 1 Timothy 3:4,12 (Middle Voice); 1 Timothy 3:5 (2nd aorist, Active). See MAINTAIN.

B — 4: ἡγέομαι

(Strong's #2233 — Verb — hegeomai — hayg-eh'-om-ahee )

"to lead," is translated "to rule" in Hebrews 13:7,17,24 (AV marg., in the first two, "are the guides" and "guide."

B — 5: ποιμαίνω

(Strong's #4165 — Verb — poimaino — poy-mah'ee-no )

"to act as a shepherd, tend flocks," is translated "to rule" in Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15 , all indicating that the governing power exercised by the Shepherd is to be of a firm character; in Matthew 2:6 , AV, "shall rule" (RV, "shall be shepherd of"). See FEED.

B — 6: βραβεύω

(Strong's #1018 — Verb — brabeuo — brab-yoo'-o )

properly, "to act as an umpire" (brabeus), hence, generally, "to arbitrate, decide," Colossians 3:15 , "rule" (RV, marg., "arbitrate"), representing "the peace of Christ" (RV) as deciding all matters in the hearts of believers; some regard the meaning as that of simply directing, controlling, "ruling." Cp. katabrabeuo; see ROB.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Rule'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/rule.html. 1940.

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