KING

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Called KING OF KINGS
Ezr 7:12; Eze 26:7; Da 2:37
Divinely authorized
De 17:15; 1Sa 9:16,17; 16:12; 1Ch 22:10; 2Ch 2:11,12; Pr 8:15; Da 2:21,37; 4:17; 5:20; Ho 8:4; 13:11
How chosen
By divine appointment, Saul
1Sa 10:1
David and the Davidic dynasty
1Sa 16:1-13
Hereditary succession
2Sa 7:12-16; 1Ki 1:28-30; 2Ch 21:3,4; Ps 89:35-37
See ISRAEL, KINGS OF JUDAH
Not hereditary
1Ch 1:43-51
See ISRAEL, KINGS OF ISRAEL, after the revolt
By lot
1Sa 10:20,21
Modes of induction into office
By anointing
See ANOINTING
By proclamation
2Sa 15:10; 1Ki 1:33,34; 2Ki 9:13; 11:12
By an oath
2Ki 11:4
Ceremonial recognition of
Prostration
1Sa 25:41; 2Sa 9:6,8; 1Ki 1:23,31,47
Obeisance
1Ki 1:16
Kneeling before
Mt 27:29
Salutation to: "O king, live forever,"
Da 2:4; 6:6,21
Acts as Judge
2Sa 8:15; 15:2; 1Ki 10:9; 2Ki 8:1-6; Ps 72:1-4; 122:5; Ac 25:11,12,20
Precepts concerning
De 17:14-19; Pr 31:4,5; Eze 46:16-18
Obedience to, enjoined
Ec 8:2-5
Rights and duties of
Pr 25:2,5,6,15; 29:4,12,14; Jer 21:12
Exercise executive clemency
1Sa 11:13
Constitutional restrictions of
De 17:18-20; 1Sa 10:24,25; 2Sa 5:3; 2Ki 11:12,17; 2Ch 23:11; Jer 34:8-11; Da 6:12-15
Influenced by popular opinion
Saul
1Sa 14:45; 15:24
David
2Ch 20:21
Hezekiah
2Ch 30:2
Zedekiah
Jer 38:19,24-27
Herod
Mt 14:5; Ac 12:2,3
Pilate
Joh 19:6-13
Religious duties of
Eze 45:9-25; 46:2,4-8
Deification of
Eze 28:2,9
Loyalty to, enjoined
Pr 16:14,15; Ec 10:20
Influential queens
Bath-sheba
1Ki 1:28-34
Jezebel
1Ki 18:4,13; 19:1-3; 21:5-16
Esther
Es 5:1-8
Respect due to
Job 34:18; Isa 8:21; Mt 22:21; Mr 12:17
Profiting from
Confiscations of property
2Sa 16:4; 1Ki 21:1-16
Plunder
2Sa 12:30; 1Ch 26:27; 2Ch 24:23
Tariff on imports, and internal revenue on merchandise
1Ki 10:15-29
Taxes
2Sa 20:24; 1Ki 12:18; 2Ch 17:11
Poll tax
Mt 17:24-27
Presents
1Sa 10:27; 16:20; 2Sa 8:2; 1Ki 10:2,10,25; 2Ch 9:24; Ps 72:10
Commissary of
1Ki 4:7-19,27,28; 1Ch 27:25-31; 2Ch 26:10; 32:28,29
Extensive livestock of
Jud 12:14; 1Ki 1:33; 4:26; 10:25; 2Ch 9:24,25; Es 6:8
Chief officers of
The captain of the army
2Sa 8:16; 1Ki 4:4
The recorder
2Sa 8:16; 20:24; 1Ki 4:3
The scribe
2Sa 8:17; 20:25; 1Ki 4:3
The chief priests
2Sa 8:17; 20:25; 1Ki 4:2
The chief of the bodyguard
2Sa 8:18; 15:18; 20:23; 1Ch 11:25
The collector of taxes
2Sa 20:24
The chief ruler
2Sa 20:26; 1Ki 4:5; Es 3:1,2; 8:1,2,15; 10:3
The advisor
1Ki 4:5
The provincial governors
Da 6:1-3
Subordinate officers of
The governor of the household
1Ki 4:6; 2Ch 28:7
The keeper of the wardrobe
2Ki 22:14; 2Ch 34:22
Drunkenness of, forbidden
Pr 31:4,5
Drunken, instances of
Ho 7:5
Baasha
1Ki 16:9
Ben-hadad
1Ki 20:16
Belshazzar
Da 5:1-4,23
Ahasuerus
Es 1:7,10; 5:6; 7:2
Prayer for
Ezr 6:10
Prayer for, enjoined
1Ti 2:1,2
Decrees of, irrevocable
Es 8:8; Da 6:8,9,12-15
Chronicles of, recorded
1Ki 11:41; 14:19; 2Ki 21:25; 1Ch 9:1; 27:24; 29:29; 2Ch 9:29; 12:15; 20:34; 26:22; 32:32; Ezr 5:17; Es 6:1
See GOVERNMENT
See RULERS
For the kings of Israel, before and after the revolt of the ten tribes
See ISRAEL