Names of God including the word king

Names of God including the word “king.”

Ten names include the word “king.” For more information, click on the name.

Everlasting King

Great King

King (see below)

King eternal

King of glory

King of heaven

King of Israel

King of Jacob

King of kings

King of the Jews

King of the nations

 

 

King

The Hebrew word melekh, meaning king, has a broad meaning, applying to several classes of leading “magisterial” figures, our modern “king” is just one possibility. Some scholars think that the word “king” may not have been used of God before the monarchy. They argue that earlier references (Ex. 15:18; Num. 23:21; Deut. 33:5) may be editorial additions, though Gideon understood the idea of kingship (Judg. 8:22-23). Neighboring nations had kings, so the office was understood.

David was Israel’s greatest monarch. He became the model which God pointed to when speaking about His Messiah. Inter-testamental literature tells of a Davidic king with military prowess, righteousness, and holiness coming to restore justice. The New Testament describes Jesus (Yeshua‘) as that king, beginning with the birth narratives. He spent much time teaching and demonstrating the kingdom of God. Before Pilate, Jesus emphasized the distinctiveness of His kingdom. Jesus will one day hand the kingdom to God the Father, the eternal king (1 Cor. 15:24).

My King (Malkhi) photographed in the Hebrew text of Psalm 84:3.

My King (Malkhi) in the Hebrew text of Ps. 84:3.

 

My King in Hebrew:

Malkhi

Strong’s Concordance number: 4428

Bible references: Ps. 84:3; Isa. 33:22; 43:15; Jer. 46:18; 48:15; 51:57; Zech. 9:9 (259X)

I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. (Isaiah 43:15 KJV)

"Do not fear daughter of Zion; behold your King is coming" pictured in the Greek text of John 12:15.

“Do not fear daughter of Zion; behold your King is coming” in the Greek text of John 12:15.

King in Greek:

Basileus

Strong’s Concordance number: 935

Bible references: Matt. 21:5; 25:34, 40; Luke 19:38; 23:2; John 12:15; 18:37; 19:12, 14-15; Acts 17:7

Say to Daughter Zion,
“See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
(Matt. 21:5 NIV, which is a quotation of Zechariah 9:9)

Similar royal names for God are “great King,” “King of kings,” “King of heaven,” “King of the nations,” “King of Israel,” and “King of Jacob.”

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