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Principality

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) prin-si-pal’-i-ti: In the [[Old Testament]] the word occurs but once (Jer 13:18, "your principalities shall come down"). Here the [[King James Version]] margin "head tires" is properly preferred by the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) for mera’ashoth (from ro’sh, "head"), "head-parts." In the [[New Testament]] "principality" occurs for arche, "rule," generally in the plural, referring (a) to men in authority (Tit 3:1, "Put them in mind to be subject (the King James Version; "in subjection," the Revised Version (British and American)) to principalities (the King James Version; "rulers," the Revised Version (British and American)), and powers" (the King James Version; "to authorities," the Revised Version (British and American)); (b) to superhuman agencies, angelic or demonic (Ro 8:38; Eph 3:10; 6:12; Col 1:16; 2:10,15). Paul was keenly sensible of the dualism of mind and body and of the law in his members warring against t