Unsuitable Rule

Definitions of rule



one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct within a particular activity or sphere.

the rules of the game were understood


regulation ruling directive order act law statute edict canon mandate command dictate decree fiat injunction commandment stipulation requirement guideline direction ordinance


a strip of wood or other rigid material used for measuring length or marking straight lines; a ruler.

The plastic template contains rules , measures and a hole-punching guide.



exercise ultimate power or authority over (an area and its people).

Latin America today is ruled by elected politicians


govern preside over control lead dominate run head administer manage be in power be in control be in command be in charge govern reign be monarch be sovereign


make parallel lines across (paper).

a sheet of ruled paper

Synonyms of rule


regulation procedure precept control ruler pattern prescript dominion principle formula


govern be in power decree prevail find reign harness

Definitions of consequence



a result or effect of an action or condition.

many have been laid off from work as a consequence of the administration's policies


result upshot outcome effect repercussion ramification corollary concomitant aftermath aftereffect fruit(s) product by-product end result payoff sequela


importance or relevance.

the past is of no consequence


importance import significance account substance note mark prominence value concern interest moment

Synonyms of consequence


result importance aftermath event import

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Unsuitable Rule

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 - The Value Of Work

16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning. 17 Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time--for strength and not for drunkenness. 18 Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks. 19 Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. 20 Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.

Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 - Enjoy Life While It Lasts

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 - The Burden Of Folly

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 - Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 - Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 - The Value Of Work

Song of Songs 1:1-1 - Title

Song of Songs 2:1-3 - Dialogue Between Maiden And Her Beloved

Song of Songs 3:1-4 - Maiden's Dream (?): Seeking And Finding

Song of Songs 4:1-7 - Groom's Praise Of His Bride

Song of Songs 5:8-8 - Adjuration Refrain

Related Topics


Ezekiel 16:58

"You have borne the penalty of your lewdness and abominations," the LORD declares.

Colossians 3:25

For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

Numbers 5:31

'Moreover, the man will be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.'"

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Lamentations 5:7

Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

Exodus 22:22

"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

Leviticus 24:15

"You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin.

Leviticus 5:1

'Now if a person sins after he hears a public adjuration to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt.

Ezekiel 23:35

"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, bear now the punishment of your lewdness and your harlotries.'"

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

Jeremiah 32:33

"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

Jeremiah 48:10

"Cursed be the one who does the LORD'S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

2 Samuel 24:12

"Go and speak to David, 'Thus the LORD says, "I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you."'"

Numbers 9:13

'But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet neglects to observe the Passover, that person shall then be cut off from his people, for he did not present the offering of the LORD at its appointed time That man will bear his sin.

Galatians 6:5

For each one will bear his own load.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ezekiel 23:49

'Your lewdness will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Numbers 14:34

'According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

Hebrews 10:26

For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Deuteronomy 19:16

"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Proverbs 1:24

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Titus 3:4

But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

Ezekiel 14:10

"They will bear the punishment of their iniquity; as the iniquity of the inquirer is, so the iniquity of the prophet will be,

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Malachi 3:15

'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"

Isaiah 47:7

"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever ' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.

Isaiah 32:17

And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Joshua 5:6

For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD, to whom the LORD had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.

Deuteronomy 28:15

"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

Galatians 3:8

The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."

Proverbs 1:31

"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Hosea 13:16

Samaria will be held guilty, For she has rebelled against her God They will fall by the sword, Their little ones will be dashed in pieces, And their pregnant women will be ripped open.

Ezekiel 44:12

"Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them," declares the Lord GOD, "that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.

From Thematic Bible

Israel » Judgment of God » Unbelief » Complaints » Consequences

Israel » Judgment of God » Unbelief » Complaints » Consequences

Numbers 14:13-39

But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. "Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say, read more.

Topics on Consequences

Adultery, Consequences Of


The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Anger Of God, Consequences


"Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that He would have destroyed you.

Consequences Of Forsaking God


But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.

Consequences Of Obstinacy


A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Fall Of Man, Consequences Of


being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;

Idleness, Consequences Of


Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Sin, Consequences Of


Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.

Spiritual Blindness, Consequences Of


For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Stubbornness, Consequences Of


being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;

Proverbs 19:10

Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

Nehemiah 9:37

"Its abundant produce is for the kings Whom You have set over us because of our sins; They also rule over our bodies And over our cattle as they please, So we are in great distress.

Isaiah 3:4

And I will make mere lads their princes, And capricious children will rule over them,

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.

Isaiah 3:12

O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.

1 Timothy 2:12

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

Leviticus 26:17

'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.

Psalm 106:41

Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And those who hated them ruled over them.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

Isaiah 3:6-7

When a man lays hold of his brother in his father's house, saying, "You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler, And these ruins will be under your charge," He will protest on that day, saying, "I will not be your healer, For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; You should not appoint me ruler of the people."

Lamentations 5:8

Slaves rule over us; There is no one to deliver us from their hand.

Luke 19:14

"But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

Jeremiah 22:15

"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.