Titles of Jesus - king of the Jews

A selection of verses showing how this theme runs consistently through the Bible.

A special descendant of Israel's King David who would sit on David's throne is mentioned in the Psalms:

Psalms 132 verse 11

11 The LORD has sworn to David in truth. 
He will not turn from it: 
“I will set the fruit of your body on your throne. 

The prophet Isaiah spoke of a descendant of David who would sit on David's throne:

Isaiah 9 verses 6 - 7

6 For a child is born to us. A son is given to us; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of Armies will perform this. 

Nathaniel, one of Jesus' disciples said that Jesus was king of the Jews:

John 1 verse 49

49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!” 

At his trial before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, Jesus confirmed that he was to be a king:

John 18 verse 37

37 Pilate therefore said to him, “Are you a king then?” 
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 

Pontius Pilate subsequently displayed the fact for all to see:

John 19 verse 19

19 Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross. There was written, “JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

The apostle Peter told his hearers that Jesus would be a king like King David:

Acts 2 verses 29 - 30

29 “Brothers, I may tell you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,

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