I can see him, but not right now. I observe him, but from a distance. A star streams forth from Jacob; a scepter arises from Israel. He will crush Moab's forehead, along with all of Seth's descendants.
He will rule over Jacob, annihilating those who survive in the city."
"As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.
"O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, because from you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
Nathaniel replied to him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!"
Let the Messiah, the king of Israel, come down from the cross now, since seeing is believing!" Even the men who were crucified with him kept insulting him.
saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!"
and asked, "Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
Meanwhile, Jesus was made to stand in front of the governor. The governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so."
Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!"
They kept coming up to him and saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" Then they began to slap him on the face.
Above his head they placed the charge against him. It read, "This is Jesus, the king of the Jews."
There was also an inscription over him written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "This is the King of the Jews."
Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered him, "You say so."
Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the king of the Jews for you?"
So Pilate asked them again, "Then what should I do with the man you call "the King of the Jews'?"
They began to greet him, "Long live the king of the Jews!"
The written notice of the charge against him read, "The king of the Jews."
Then Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He answered, "You say so."
So Pilate went back into the governor's headquarters, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
Pilate wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "Jesus from Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
Then the Jewish high priests told Pilate, "Don't write, "The King of the Jews,' but that this fellow said, "I am the King of the Jews.'"
But you have a custom that I release one person for you at Passover. Do you want me to release for you the king of the Jews?"
"I have set my king on Zion, my holy mountain."
"Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion; cry out, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you. He is righteous, and he is able to save. He is humble, and is riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
"He saved others but can't save himself! He is the king of Israel. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.