Monday, 28 January 2013


I've been reading Bullinger's commentary on Revelation and I noticed that the the greek word "archon", variously translated as chief (ruler), magistrate, prince, ruler, occurs... 37 times :).

I have colour coded the various "archons".

Now, only one verse refers to the Lord -  the very last!!!

Four refer to the prince of devils, beelzebub.

Three to the prince of this world, no prizes for identifying this one.

One to the prince of the power of the air, which to all intents and purposes is the same character as the prince of this world as above, except a different status.  Notice how, before the cross, this one is called the prince of this world (in the gospels). After the cross, in ephesians, he is now called the prince of the power of the air. Bit of a come down, methinks. Joh 16:11  "concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged."
So by combining  prince of this world (3) with prince of the power of the air (1), we have four, the earth number, which is what this character is interested in running.
Another way to look at this is by including the prince of devils with the prince of this world description (not including the prince of the power of the air description), which gives 7 pre-cross occurences in all. The devil seemed to be faring quite well until the cross, after which he gets only one mention, now in his demoted status as prince of the power of the air.

28 other rulers. (4*7, earth and perfection)

Present participle of G757; a first (in rank or power): - chief (ruler), magistrate, prince, ruler.

Mat_9:18  While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead:  but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Mat_9:23  And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
Mat_9:34  But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
Mat_12:24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Mat_20:25  But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
Mar_3:22  And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
Luk_8:41  And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
Luk_11:15  But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Luk_12:58   When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Luk_14:1  And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched  him.
Luk_18:18  And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luk_23:13  And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
Luk_23:35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
Luk_24:20  And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
Joh_3:1  There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh_7:26  But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
Joh_7:48  Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
Joh_12:31  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Joh_12:42  Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
Joh_14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
Joh_16:11   Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Act_3:17  And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
Act_4:5  And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,
Act_4:8  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
Act_4:26  The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together  against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act_7:27  But he that did his neighbour wrong  thrust him away,  saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?
Act_7:35  This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
Act_13:27  For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not,  nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every  sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Act_14:5  And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
Act_16:19  And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
Act_23:5  Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Rom_13:3  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
1Co_2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co_2:8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Eph_2:2  Wherein  in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh  in the children of disobedience:
Rev_1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Mat_9:18  While heG846 spakeG2980 these thingsG5023 unto them,G846 behold,G2400 there cameG2064 a certainG1520 ruler,G758 andG2532 worshippedG4352 him,G846 saying,G3004 MyG3450 daughterG2364 is even now dead:G5053 G737 butG235 comeG2064 andG2532 layG2007 thyG4675 handG5495 uponG1909 her,G846 andG2532 she shall live.G2198
Mat_9:23  AndG2532 when JesusG2424 cameG2064 intoG1519 theG3588 ruler'sG758 house,G3614 andG2532 sawG1492 theG3588 minstrelsG834 andG2532 theG3588 peopleG3793 making a noise,G2350
Mat_9:34  ButG1161 theG3588 PhariseesG5330 said,G3004 He casteth outG1544 devilsG1140 throughG1722 theG3588 princeG758 of theG3588 devils.G1140
Mat_12:24  ButG1161 when theG3588 PhariseesG5330 heardG191 it, they said,G2036 ThisG3778 fellow doth notG3756 cast outG1544 devils,G1140 butG1508 byG1722 BeelzebubG954 the princeG758 of theG3588 devils.G1140
Mat_20:25  ButG1161 JesusG2424 calledG4341 themG846 unto him, and said,G2036 Ye knowG1492 thatG3754 theG3588 princesG758 of theG3588 GentilesG1484 exercise dominionG2634 over them,G846 andG2532 they that are greatG3173 exercise authorityG2715 upon them.G846
Mar_3:22  AndG2532 theG3588 scribesG1122 which came downG2597 fromG575 JerusalemG2414 said,G3004 He hathG2192 Beelzebub,G954 andG2532 byG1722 theG3588 princeG758 of theG3588 devilsG1140 casteth he outG1544 devils.G1140
Luk_8:41  And,G2532 behold,G2400 there cameG2064 a manG435 namedG3686 Jairus,G2383 andG2532 heG846 wasG5225 a rulerG758 of theG3588 synagogue:G4864 andG2532 he fell downG4098 atG3844 Jesus'G2424 feet,G4228 and besoughtG3870 himG846 that he would comeG1525 intoG1519 hisG848 house:G3624
Luk_11:15  ButG1161 someG5100 ofG1537 themG846 said,G2036 He casteth outG1544 devilsG1140 throughG1722 BeelzebubG954 the chiefG758 of theG3588 devils.G1140
Luk_12:58  (G1161) WhenG5613 thou goestG5217 withG3326 thineG4675 adversaryG476 toG1909 the magistrate,G758 as thou art inG1722 theG3588 way,G3598 giveG1325 diligenceG2039 that thou mayest be deliveredG525 fromG575 him;G846 lestG3379 he haleG2694 theeG4571 toG4314 theG3588 judge,G2923 andG2532 theG3588 judgeG2923 deliverG3860 theeG4571 to theG3588 officer,G4233 andG2532 theG3588 officerG4233 castG906 theeG4571 intoG1519 prison.G5438
Luk_14:1  AndG2532 it came to pass,G1096 as heG846 wentG2064 intoG1519 the houseG3624 of oneG5100 of theG3588 chiefG758 PhariseesG5330 to eatG5315 breadG740 on the sabbath day,G4521 thatG2532 theyG846 watchedG2258 G3906 him.G846
Luk_18:18  AndG2532 a certainG5100 rulerG758 askedG1905 him,G846 saying,G3004 GoodG18 Master,G1320 whatG5101 shall I doG4160 to inheritG2816 eternalG166 life?G2222
Luk_23:13  AndG1161 Pilate,G4091 when he had called togetherG4779 theG3588 chief priestsG749 andG2532 theG3588 rulersG758 andG2532 theG3588 people,G2992
Luk_23:35  AndG2532 theG3588 peopleG2992 stoodG2476 beholding.G2334 AndG1161 theG3588 rulersG758 alsoG2532 withG4862 themG846 deridedG1592 him, saying,G3004 He savedG4982 others;G243 let him saveG4982 himself,G1438 ifG1487 heG3778 beG2076 Christ,G5547 theG3588 chosenG1588 of God.G2316
Luk_24:20  AndG5037 howG3704 theG3588 chief priestsG749 andG2532 ourG2257 rulersG758 deliveredG3860 himG846 toG1519 be condemnedG2917 to death,G2288 andG2532 have crucifiedG4717 him.G846
Joh_3:1  There(G1161) wasG2258 a manG444 ofG1537 theG3588 Pharisees,G5330 namedG3686 Nicodemus,G3530 a rulerG758 of theG3588 Jews:G2453
Joh_7:26  But,G2532 lo,G2396 he speakethG2980 boldly,G3954 andG2532 they sayG3004 nothingG3762 unto him.G846 Do(G3379) theG3588 rulersG758 knowG1097 indeedG230 thatG3754 thisG3778 isG2076 theG3588 veryG230 Christ?G5547
Joh_7:48  Have anyG3387 ofG1537 theG3588 rulersG758 orG2228 ofG1537 theG3588 PhariseesG5330 believedG4100 onG1519 him?G846
Joh_12:31  NowG3568 isG2076 the judgmentG2920 of thisG5127 world:G2889 nowG3568 shall theG3588 princeG758 of thisG5127 worldG2889 be castG1544 out.G1854
Joh_12:42  NeverthelessG3676 (G3305 G2532) amongG1537 theG3588 chief rulersG758 alsoG2532 manyG4183 believedG4100 onG1519 him;G846 butG235 becauseG1223 of theG3588 PhariseesG5330 they did notG3756 confessG3670 him, lestG3363 they should beG1096 put out of the synagogue:G656
Joh_14:30  HereafterG2089 I will notG3756 talkG2980 muchG4183 withG3326 you:G5216 forG1063 theG3588 princeG758 of thisG5127 worldG2889 cometh,G2064 andG2532 hathG2192(G3756) nothingG3762 inG1722 me.G1698
Joh_16:11  (G1161) OfG4012 judgment,G2920 becauseG3754 theG3588 princeG758 of thisG5127 worldG2889 is judged.G2919
Act_3:17  AndG2532 now,G3568 brethren,G80 I wotG1492 thatG3754 throughG2596 ignoranceG52 ye didG4238 it, asG5618 did alsoG2532 yourG5216 rulers.G758
Act_4:5  AndG1161 it came to passG1096 onG1909 theG3588 morrow,G839 that theirG846 rulers,G758 andG2532 elders,G4245 andG2532 scribes,G1122
Act_4:8  ThenG5119 Peter,G4074 filledG4130 with the HolyG40 Ghost,G4151 saidG2036 untoG4314 them,G846 Ye rulersG758 of theG3588 people,G2992 andG2532 eldersG4245 of Israel,G2474
Act_4:26  TheG3588 kingsG935 of theG3588 earthG1093 stood up,G3936 andG2532 theG3588 rulersG758 were gatheredG4863 togetherG1909 G846 againstG2596 theG3588 Lord,G2962 andG2532 againstG2596 hisG846 Christ.G5547
Act_7:27  ButG1161 he that did his neighbour wrongG91 G4139 thrust him away,G683 G846 saying,G2036 WhoG5101 madeG2525 theeG4571 a rulerG758 andG2532 a judgeG1348 overG1909 us?G2248
Act_7:35  ThisG5126 MosesG3475 whomG3739 they refused,G720 saying,G2036 WhoG5101 madeG2525 theeG4571 a rulerG758 andG2532 a judge?G1348 the sameG5126 did GodG2316 sendG649 to be a rulerG758 andG2532 a delivererG3086 byG1722 the handG5495 of the angelG32 which appearedG3700 to himG846 inG1722 theG3588 bush.G942
Act_13:27  ForG1063 they that dwellG2730 atG1722 Jerusalem,G2419 andG2532 theirG846 rulers,G758 because they knew him not,G50 G5126 norG2532 yet theG3588 voicesG5456 of theG3588 prophetsG4396 which are readG314 everyG2596 G3956 sabbath day,G4521 they have fulfilledG4137 them in condemningG2919 him.
Act_14:5  AndG1161 whenG5613 there wasG1096 an assaultG3730 made bothG5037 of theG3588 Gentiles,G1484 andG2532 also of the JewsG2453 withG4862 theirG846 rulers,G758 to use them despitefully,G5195 andG2532 to stoneG3036 them,G846
Act_16:19  AndG1161 when herG848 mastersG2962 sawG1492 thatG3754 theG3588 hopeG1680 of theirG848 gainsG2039 was gone,G1831 they caughtG1949 PaulG3972 andG2532 Silas,G4609 and drewG1670 them intoG1519 theG3588 marketplaceG58 untoG1909 theG3588 rulers,G758
Act_23:5  ThenG5037 saidG5346 Paul,G3972 I wistG1492 not,G3756 brethren,G80 thatG3754 he wasG2076 the high priest:G749 forG1063 it is written,G1125 Thou shalt notG3756 speakG2046 evilG2560 of the rulerG758 of thyG4675 people.G2992
Rom_13:3  ForG1063 rulersG758 areG1526 notG3756 a terrorG5401 to goodG18 works,G2041 butG235 to theG3588 evil.G2556 WiltG2309 thou thenG1161 notG3361 be afraidG5399 of theG3588 power?G1849 doG4160 that which is good,G18 andG2532 thou shalt haveG2192 praiseG1868 ofG1537 the same:G846
1Co_2:6  HowbeitG1161 we speakG2980 wisdomG4678 amongG1722 them that are perfect:G5046 yetG1161 notG3756 the wisdomG4678 of thisG5127 world,G165 norG3761 of theG3588 princesG758 of thisG5127 world,G165 that come to nought:G2673
1Co_2:8  WhichG3739 noneG3762 of theG3588 princesG758 of thisG5127 worldG165 knew:G1097 forG1063 had they(G1487) knownG1097 it, they would notG3756 have(G302) crucifiedG4717 theG3588 LordG2962 of glory.G1391
Eph_2:2  WhereinG1722 G3739 in time pastG4218 ye walkedG4043 accordingG2596 to theG3588 courseG165 of thisG5127 world,G2889 accordingG2596 to theG3588 princeG758 of theG3588 powerG1849 of theG3588 air,G109 theG3588 spiritG4151 that now workethG1754 G3568 inG1722 theG3588 childrenG5207 of disobedience:G543
Rev_1:5  AndG2532 fromG575 JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 who is theG3588 faithfulG4103 witness,G3144 and theG3588 first begottenG4416 ofG1537 theG3588 dead,G3498 andG2532 theG3588 princeG758 of theG3588 kingsG935 of theG3588 earth.G1093 Unto him that lovedG25 us,G2248 andG2532 washedG3068 usG2248 fromG575 ourG2257 sinsG266 inG1722 his ownG848 blood,G129

36 verses found, 37 matches

Matthew 5 verses found 5 matches
Mark 1 verse found 1 match
Luke 8 verses found 8 matches
John 7 verses found 7 matches
Acts 10 verses found 11 matches
Romans 1 verse found 1 match
1 Corinthians 2 verses found 2 matches
Ephesians 1 verse found 1 match
Revelation 1 verse found 1 match

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