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Rule the World. Humankind is on Earth for that Purpose

Rule the world is the theme of many a saga, from James Bond to Lord of the Rings, from the Game of Thrones to Harry Potter. It’s the theme of the Bible.

Humankind is to rule the world. That is a given, even an injunction. The question is, How are we going to rule?
Humankind is to rule the world. That is a given, even an injunction. The question is, How are we going to rule?

Rule the world and Biblical Hebrew

Genesis 1:26,28

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion (H7287) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful (H6509), and multiply (H7235), and replenish (H4390) the earth, and subdue (H3533) it: and have dominion (H7287) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Revelation 1:5

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. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

1:6 And [Christ] has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

5:10 And [Christ] has made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Fruitful

H6509

פָּרָה pârâh paw-raw’; a primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively):

KJV — bear, bring forth (fruit), (be, cause to be, make) fruitful, grow, increase.

Isaiah 45:8

Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth (H6509) salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Multiply

H7235.

רָבָה râbâh raw-baw’; a primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect):

KJV — (bring in) abundance ([idiom] -antly), + archer (by mistake for H7232 (רָבַב)), be in authority, bring up, ⨯ continue, enlarge, excel, exceeding(-ly), be full of, (be, make) great(-er, -ly, ⨯ -ness), grow up, heap, increase, be long, (be, give, have, make, use) many (a time), (any, be, give, give the, have) more (in number), (ask, be, be so, gather, over, take, yield) much (greater, more), (make to) multiply, nourish, plenty(-eous), ⨯ process (of time), sore, store, thoroughly, very.

1 Kings 4:30 And Solomon’s wisdom excelled (H7235) the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority (H7235), the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Replenish

H4390

מָלֵא mâlêʼ maw-lay’; or מָלָא; (Esther 7:5), a primitive root; to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively):

KJV — accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, ⨯draw, give in, go) full(-ly, -ly set, tale), (over-) flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a (hand-) full, +have wholly.

Exodus 28:41 And you shall put them [Priest’s garments] upon Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate (H4390) them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office.

Leviticus 8:33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration (H43904) be at an end (H4390): for seven days shall he consecrate (H4390) you.

Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished (H4390), that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

Jeremiah 44:25 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled (H4390) with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows…

Subdue

H3533

כָּבַשׁ kâbash kaw-bash’; a primitive root; to tread down; hence, negatively, to disregard; positively, to conquer, subjugate, violate:

KJV — bring into bondage, force, keep under, subdue, bring into subjection.

Micah 7:19

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue (H3533) our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Further Study

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