King of Glory

King of Glory is a name of God that only occurs in one psalm. It is associated with the Lord of hosts. All glory belongs to God; He is the source of glory.

The Hebrew word for glory (kavod) is sometimes used figuratively to mean “heavy” or “dense.” When we speak of a “weighty” person, someone who is honorable, worthy, or impressive, we come close to the way in which the word is used to describe God. Kavod includes “reputation” but is never detached from the actual reality of the worth and majesty of God. We honor and glorify God by giving Him appropriate respect, attention and obedience in recognition of His glory (Isa. 29:13).

A name of God, the King of glory (Melekh ha’kavod) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 24:7.

King of glory (Melekh ha’kavod) in the Hebrew text of Ps. 24:7.

King of Glory in Hebrew:

Melekh hakkavod

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4428, 3519b

Bible reference: Ps. 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. (Psalm 24:9-10 KJV)

Similar names for God are: Majestic Glory, Father of glory, Lord of glory, God of glory.

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