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Good_ kings "be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses" See Deut 17:14

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It is a remarkable fact that the Hebrew word anav, usually translated as "humble" or "meek," is the only adjective used in the Bible of Israel to describe the man Moses. Note that the noun form of anav is anava. The word appears in
Numbers 12:3. "Now the man Moses was very humble (anav), above all the men that were on the face of the earth."
Strange that the Torah uses no other adjective to characterize a man so extraordinary as Moses. After all, though supremely humble, Moses has also been called the wisest man that ever lived—and not only by Jews. Yet we find in the Torah not the lofty adjective "wise" but only the lowly anav to characterize mankind's greatest teacher and law-giver. The Precondition of Jewish Leadership 2005-08-25
2 Sam 8:15 David reigned with justice over Israel and was fair to everyone. TLB
2 Kings 14:2 Amaziah was twenty-five years old at the time, and he reigned in Jerusalem for twenty-nine years. (His mother was Jehoaddin, a native of Jerusalem.) 3 He was a good king in the Lord's sight, though not quite like his ancestor David; but he was as good a king as his father Joash. 4 However, he didn't destroy the shrines on the hills, so the people still sacrificed and burned incense there. TLB
2 Kings 15:3 Azariah was a good king, and he pleased the Lord just as his father Amaziah had. 4 But like his predecessors, he didn't destroy the shrines on the hills where the people sacrificed and burned incense. 5 Because of this the Lord struck him with leprosy, which lasted until the day of his death; so he lived in a house by himself. And his son Jotham was the acting king. TLB
2 Kings 15:34 Generally speaking, Jotham was a good king. Like his father Uzziah, he followed the Lord. But he didn't destroy the shrines on the hills where the people sacrificed and burned incense. TLB
2 Kings 23:19 Josiah demolished the shrines on the hills in all of Samaria. They had been built by the various kings of Israel and had made the Lord very angry. But now he crushed them into dust, just as he had done at Bethel. 20 He executed the priests of the heathen shrines upon their own altars, and he burned human bones upon the altars to defile them. Finally he returned to Jerusalem.  21 The king then issued orders for his people to observe the Passover ceremonies as recorded by the Lord their God in The Book of the Covenant. TLB
2 Kings 23:24 Josiah also exterminated the mediums and wizards, and every kind of idol worship, both in Jerusalem and throughout the land. For Josiah wanted to follow all the laws that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had found in the Temple. 25 There was no other king who so completely turned to the Lord and followed all the laws of Moses; and no king since the time of Josiah has approached his record of obedience. TLB
2 Chron 20:31 A thumbnail sketch of King Jehoshaphat: He became king of Judah when he was thirty-five years old and reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi. 32 He was a good king, just as his father Asa was. He continually tried to follow the Lord 33 with the exception that he did not destroy the idol shrines on the hills, nor had the people as yet really decided to follow the God of their ancestors. TLB

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2 Chron 26:1 The people of Judah now crowned sixteen-year-old Uzziah as their new king. 3 In all, he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecoliah, from Jerusalem. 4 He followed in the footsteps of his father Amaziah and was, in general, a good king in the Lord's sight. 5 While Zechariah was alive Uzziah was always eager to please God.TLB
Bad Kings_Politicians (Anti-Jew Jews)1 Kings 15:25 Meanwhile over in Israel, Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, had become king. He reigned two years, beginning in the second year of the reign of King Asa of Judah. 26 But he was not a good king; like his father, he worshiped many idols and led all of Israel into sin. TLB
This is also the lesson from the Bible, which tells us that when the weak, immoral king of Israel, Ahab, made a treaty with the cruel Syrian king Ben Hadad,the Lord informed him: 1 Kings 20:42 Then the prophet told him, "The Lord says, 'Because you have spared the man I said must die, now you must die in his place, and your people shall perish instead of his.'" TLB
1 Kings 22:51 It was during the seventeenth year of the reign of King Jehoshaphat of Judah that Ahaziah, Ahab's son, began to reign over Israel in Samaria; and he reigned two years. 52 But he was not a good king, for he followed in the footsteps of his father and mother and of Jeroboam, who had led Israel into the sin of worshiping idols. So Ahaziah made the Lord God of Israel very angry. TLB
Ps 125:3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity. NKJV
Ps 125:3 For the wicked (Sharon et al) shall not rule the godly, lest the godly be forced to do wrong. TLB
Isa 9:14 Therefore the Lord, in one day, will destroy the leaders of Israel and the lying prophets. 16 For the leaders of his people have led them down the paths of ruin. TLB
Isa 14:20 No monument will be given you, for you have destroyed your nation and slain your people. Your son will not succeed you as the king. TLB

Ezek 33:24 "Son of dust, the scattered remnants of Judah living among the ruined cities keep saying, 'Abraham was only one man and yet he got possession of the whole country! We are many, so we should certainly be able to get it back!' 25 But the Lord God says: 'You are powerless, for you do evil! You eat meat with the blood, you worship idols, and murder. Do you suppose I'll let you have the land? 26 Murderers! Idolators! Adulterers! Should you possess the land?' TLB

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King's SinsDeceived/delusionsPs 4:2 2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? NIV
Prov 29:12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. NIV
2 Chron 16:7 About that time the prophet Hanani came to King Asa and told him, "Because you have put your trust in the king of Syria instead of in the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped from you. 8 Don't you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and cavalrymen? But you relied then on the Lord, and he delivered them all into your hand. TLB
Ps 58:1 Justice? You high and mighty politicians don't even know the meaning of the word! Fairness? Which of you has any left? Not one! All your dealings are crooked: you give "justice" in exchange for bribes. TLB
Ps 58:3 These men are born sinners, lying from their earliest words! 4 They are poisonous as deadly snakes, cobras that close their ears to the most expert of charmers. TLB
Ps 94:20 Will you permit a corrupt government to rule under your protection-a government permitting wrong to defeat right? TLB
JudgeGod giving them ropeEccl 3:16 Moreover, I notice that throughout the earth justice is giving way to crime, and even the police courts are corrupt. 17 I said to myself, "In due season God will judge everything man does, both good and bad."
18 And then I realized that God is letting the world go on its sinful way so that he can test mankind, and so that men themselves will see that they are no better than beasts. TLB

Mic 2:8 Yet to this very hour my people rise against me. For you steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, who walk in peace. 9 You have driven out the widows from their homes and stripped their children of every God-given right. TLB

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DemocracyEx 23:2 "Don't join mobs intent on evil. When on the witness stand, don't be swayed in your testimony by the mood of the majority present, and do not slant your testimony in favor of a man just because he is poor. TLB
Ex 32:21 Then he turned to Aaron. "What in the world did the people do to you," he demanded, "to make you bring such a terrible sin upon them?" 22 "Don't get so upset," Aaron replied. "You know these people and what a wicked bunch they are. 23 They said to me, 'Make us a god to lead us, for something has happened to this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt.' 24 Well, I told them, 'Bring me your gold earrings.' So they brought them to me and I threw them into the fire, and . . . well . . . this calf came out!" 25 When Moses saw that the people had been committing adultery-at Aaron's encouragement, and much to the amusement of their enemies- 26 he stood at the camp entrance and shouted, "All of you who are on the Lord's side, come over here and join me." And all the Levites came. 27 He told them, "Jehovah the God of Israel says, 'Get your swords and go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other and kill even your brothers, friends, and neighbors.'" 28 So they did, and about three thousand men died that day. 29 Then Moses told the Levites, "Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the Lord, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers; now he will give you a great blessing." TLB
Num 13:32 So the majority report of the spies was negative: "The land is full of warriors, the people are powerfully built, 33 and we saw some of the Anakim there, descendants of the ancient race of giants. We felt like grasshoppers before them, they were so tall!" TLB
Law and order Ps 11:3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed.What can the righteous do?" 4 But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven.He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth. 5 The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked.He hates everyone who loves violence. 6 He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds. 7 For the LORD is righteous, and he loves justice.Those who do what is right will see his face. NLT

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See also: "My burden for Israel and the Jews" & The referendum and Gods minorities
TribesJudah SpecialZech 2:10 Sing, Jerusalem, and rejoice! For I have come to live among you," says the Lord. 11 "At that time many nations will be converted to the Lord, and they too shall be my people; I will live among them all. Then you will know it was the Lord Almighty who sent me to you. And Judah shall be the Lord's inheritance in the Holy Land, for God shall once more choose to bless Jerusalem. TLB See also refs-Nations_Prophesy.html#Judah & Jlm
UnityGen 13:6 But the land could not support both Abram and Lot with all their flocks and herds. There were too many animals for the available pasture. 7 So fights broke out between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot, despite the danger they all faced from the tribes of Canaanites and Perizzites present in the land. 8 Then Abram talked it over with Lot. "This fighting between our men has got to stop," he said. "We can't afford to let a rift develop between our clans. Close relatives such as we are must present a united front! TLB (...for we are brothers. NIV)
Judah_Israel[It seems as if the remnant in Israel that returned first is mostly Judah] Isa 11:12 He will raise a flag among the nations for them to rally to; he will gather the scattered Israelites from the ends of the earth. 13 Then at last the jealousy between Israel and Judah will end; they will not fight each other any more. 14 Together they will fly against the nations possessing their land on the east and on the west, uniting forces to destroy them, and they will occupy the nations of Edom and Moab and Ammon. TLB This is also born out by Joel. It seems that the Armageddon war is against Judah:
Joel 3:1 "At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem," says the Lord, 2 "I will gather the armies of the world into the 'Valley Where Jehovah Judges' and punish them there for harming my people, for scattering my inheritance among the nations and dividing up my land. TLB
Ezek 37:16 "Take a stick and carve on it these words: 'This stick represents Judah and her allied tribes.' Then take another stick and carve these words on it: 'This stick represents all the other tribes of Israel.' 17 Now hold them together in your hand as one stick. 18 Tell these people (holding the sticks so they can see what you are doing), the Lord God says: 'I will take the tribes of Israel and join them to Judah and make them one stick in my hand.'" 21 For the Lord God says: "I am gathering the people of Israel from among the nations and bringing them home from around the world to their own land, 22 to unify them into one nation. One king shall be king of them all; no longer shall they be divided into two nations. ...24 "And David, my Servant-the Messiah-shall be their King, their only Shepherd; and they shall obey my laws and all my wishes. TLB

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Hos 1:10 "Yet the time will come when Israel shall prosper and become a great nation; in that day her people will be too numerous to count-like sand along a seashore! Then, instead of saying to them, 'You are not my people,' I will tell them, 'You are my sons, children of the Living God.' 11 Then the people of Judah and Israel will unite and have one leader; they will return from exile together; what a day that will be-the day when God will sow his people in the fertile soil of their own land again. TLB
Zech 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O my people! Shout with joy! For look-your King is coming! He is the Righteous One, the Victor! Yet he is lowly, riding on a donkey's colt! ...13 Judah, you are my bow! Ephraim, you are my arrow! Both of you will be my sword, like the sword of a mighty soldier brandished against the sons of Greece." 14 The Lord shall lead his people as they fight! His arrows shall fly like lightning; the Lord God shall sound the trumpet call and go out against his enemies like a whirlwind off the desert from the south. 15 He will defend his people, and they will subdue their enemies, treading them beneath their feet. They will taste victory and shout with triumph. They will slaughter their foes, leaving  horrible carnage everywhere. TLB
Shepherds-(spiritual leaders) badG's dealing with them

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Ps 58:6 O God, break off their fangs. Tear out the teeth of these young lions, Lord. 7 Let them disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands. 8 Let them be as snails that dissolve into slime and as those who die at birth, who never see the sun. 9 God will sweep away both old and young. He will destroy them more quickly than a cooking pot can feel the blazing fire of thorns beneath it. TLB
Lam 2:9 Jerusalem's gates are useless. All their locks and bars are broken, for he has crushed them. Her kings and princes are enslaved in far-off lands, without a temple, without a divine law to govern them or prophetic vision to guide them. TLB

Isa 9:14 Therefore the Lord, in one day, will destroy the leaders of Israel and the lying prophets. 16 For the leaders of his people have led them down the paths of ruin. TLB

Isa 66:7 "Who has heard or seen anything as strange as this? For in one day, suddenly, a nation, Israel, shall be born, even before the birth pains come. In a moment, just as Israel's anguish starts, the baby is born; the nation begins. 9 Shall I bring to the point of birth and then not deliver?" asks the Lord your God. "No! Never! TLB

Isa 56:8 For the Lord God who brings back the outcasts of Israel says, "I will bring others too besides my people Israel." (our time)
9 Come, wild animals of the field; come, tear apart the sheep; come, wild animals of the forest, devour my people. 10 For the leaders of my people-the Lord's watchmen, his shepherds-are all blind to every danger. They are featherbrained and give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie there, love to sleep, to dream. 11 And they are as greedy as dogs, never satisfied; they are stupid shepherds who only look after their own interest, each trying to get as much as he can for himself from every possible source. TLB
Messiah will deliver his people from their bad shepherdsZech 10:3 "My anger burns against your 'shepherds'-your leaders-and I will punish them-these goats. For the Lord Almighty has arrived to help his flock of Judah. I will make them strong and glorious like a proud steed in battle.TLB 
lack of discernment
Same god in IslamDemo at the PLO Mission to at the UN, October 05, 2003: Rabbi Avi Weiss: "And it's not just terror, but radical Islam. As a rabbi, I'm waiting for one Islamic cleric to rise in his mosque and declare, 'this terror is immoral'. My message to my Islamic clerical brethren is, if you are silent, you are complicit, you are an accomplice. We tell the people of Israel, we are with you. And we turn to God and say, 'We want to feel Your presence. We pray that You are listening."
Rabbi Allen Schwartz of Congregation Ohab Zedek told the crowd: "Psalm 120 states, 'I am all for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.' How many times has Israel asked its neighbors to come to the table to talk? How many victims of terror, grandparents, parents and children must Israel bury? Yet the world speaks in moral relativism. We meet on the eve of Yom Kippur. One translation of 'kippur' is a covering. We must cover - we must meet - this kind of horrific news with even more of our own good deeds, by not giving up hope for a better day."

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