HaMelech: Our God, the King (a Hebrew word study)

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HaMelech. This name of our God tells us something majestic: He reigns!

He is HaMelech – The King.

(Ha = The | Melech = King)


Melech, or malak, is the most common word in the Old Testament for a ruler. As well as being translated ‘king’, as in Psalm 98, it can also be translated as ‘prince’, ‘ruler’, ‘chief’ and ‘captain’. It carries the weight of one who is in charge of others, and whose influence and power is high above anyone else’s.

With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord. (Psalm 98:6)



Earthly kings are numerous in and out of Scripture. History is littered with both merry and mean monarchs whose reigns lasted for years, or even a matter of days.

But our God HaMelech is different…

Want to know what makes Him different, and discover a striking fact about the kingship of Jesus that’s mentioned in the Bible?

With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout joyfully before the King, the Lord. - Psalm 98:6
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P.S. I’ve made a free printable Bible verse art print for you to display in your home as a visual reminder that God is HaMelech, the King. You can sign up to get it below, as well as when you click through to read the full post above. I hope it’s a blessing to you!

Free Printable 'King' Scripture Art - Psalm 98:6 - With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.
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A short Hebrew word study on HaMelech, the King, looking at both the Old Testament and New Testament to discover and declare that our God reigns - forever!
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