archo (verb) – rule
From Strong’s Lexicon
- to be chief, to lead, to rule
Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
From Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
1. In the NT the active voice occurs only at Mark 10:42; Romans 15:12, “to rule.” Jesus relativises the concept in relation to earthly rulers; He finds true power only in God and not in them.
Vol. 1: Theological dictionary of the New Testament. 1964- (G. Kittel, G. W. Bromiley & G. Friedrich, Ed.) (electronic ed.) (478). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.