Verb hēgeomai (to govern, to consider) in the New Testament

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 6'And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come out someone governing (hēgeomai) who is to shepherd my people Israel.'"


22: 26But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the one governing (hēgeomai) like one who serves.


7: 10and rescued him from all his afflictions, and enabled him to win favor and to show wisdom when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him as someone governing (hēgeomai) over Egypt and over all his household.
14: 12Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the one governing (hēgeomai) the speech.
15: 22Then the apostles and the elders, with the consent of the whole church, decided to choose men from among their members and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, men governing (hēgeomai) among the brothers,
26: 2"I consider (hēgeomai) myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews,


2: 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider (hēgeomai) others as better than yourselves.
2: 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not consider (hēgeomai) equality with God as something to be exploited,
2: 25Still, I consider (hēgeomai) it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus - my brother and co-worker and fellow soldier, your messenger and minister to my need;
3: 7Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider (hēgeomai) as loss because of Christ.
3: 8More than that, I consider (hēgeomai) everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I consider (hēgeomai) them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

1 Thessalonians

5: 13consider (hēgeomai) them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

2 Thessalonians

3: 15Do not consider (hēgeomai) them as enemies, but warn them as believers.

2 Corinthians

9: 5So I considered (hēgeomai) it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you, and arrange in advance for this bountiful gift that you have promised, so that it may be ready as a voluntary gift and not as an extortion.

1 Thimothy

1: 12I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he considered (hēgeomai) me faithful and appointed me to his service,
6: 1Let all who are under the yoke of slavery consider (hēgeomai) their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed.


10: 29How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by those who have spurned the Son of God, considered (hēgeomai) as profane the blood of the covenant by which they were sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?
11: 11By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old - and Sarah herself was barren - because he considered (hēgeomai) him faithful who had promised.
11: 26He considered (hēgeomai) abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward.
13: 7Remember those who govern (hēgeomai) you, those who spoke the word of God to you; reflect on the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
13: 17Obey those who govern (hēgeomai) and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls and will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with sighing - for that would be harmful to you.
13: 24Greet all those who govern (hēgeomai) you and all the saints. Those from Italy send you greetings.


1: 2My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider (hēgeomai) it nothing but joy,

2 Peter

1: 13I consider (hēgeomai) it right, as long as I am in this body, to refresh your memory,
2: 13suffering the penalty for doing wrong. They consider (hēgeomai) it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation while they feast with you.
3: 9The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some consider (hēgeomai) of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.
3: 15and consider (hēgeomai) the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,