- You will… bear a Son… and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; - Luke 1:31-32
Matthew records the visit of the Magi, who came looking for the King of the Jews. When speaking with Herod, the Magi confirmed the Old Testament prophecy of Micah 5:2 — “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah… From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel” (Matthew 2:5-6).
Upon meeting Christ for the first time, future apostle Nathanael declared that He was the King of the Jews.
- Nathanael answered Him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel. - John 1:49
James’ and John’s mother acknowledged Jesus’ kingship when she asked that her sons have a place of prominence in His kingdom.
- She said to [Christ], Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left. - Matthew 20:21
Christ accepted and announced His kingship upon entering Jerusalem the week before His death, in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9 (Matthew 21:2-5).
- Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. […] This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: Behold your King is coming to you, Gentle, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden. - Matthew 21:2-5
During His trial, when Pilate asked if Jesus was the King, Christ answered that He was.
- So Pilate asked Him, saying, Are You the King of the Jews? And He answered him and said, It is as you say. - Luke 23:2-3
Christ also declared to Pilate that He was born into this world to be the King.
- Therefore Pilate said to Him, So You are a king? Jesus answered, You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, - John 18:37
When He was crucified, the charge against Him was the He was the King of the Jews (John 19:19).
- Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS. - John 19:19
While dying on the cross, the penitent thief acknowledge Christ’s kingship.
- And he was saying, Jesus, remember me when You come 1in Your kingdom! - Luke 23:42