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What does KING mean?
Melech, the Hebrew word “king,” is used for both human kings and the King of all Kings, God Himself.

כִּֽי־תָבֹ֣א אֶל־הָאָ֗רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְהֹוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ נֹתֵ֣ן לָ֔ךְ וִֽירִשְׁתָּ֖הּ וְיָשַׁ֣בְתָּה בָּ֑הּ וְאָמַרְתָּ֗ אָשִׂ֤ימָה עָלַי֙ מֶ֔לֶךְ כְּכׇל־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר סְבִיבֹתָֽי׃

If, after you have entered the land that Hashem your God has assigned to you, and taken possession of it and settled in it, you decide, “I will set a king over me, as do all the nations about me,”

ki-ta-VO el ha-A-retz a-SHER a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha no-TAYN LA-kh, vi-ri-SHAH vi-YA-sha-VAH BAH, vi-a-MAR-ta, a-SI-mah a-LAI me-LEKH k'-KOL ha-go-YIM a-SHER s'-vi-VO-tai

Deuteronomy 17:14

וְאַתֶּ֧ם תִּהְיוּ־לִ֛י מַמְלֶ֥כֶת כֹּהֲנִ֖ים וְג֣וֹי קָד֑וֹשׁ אֵ֚לֶּה הַדְּבָרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר תְּדַבֵּ֖ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

but you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Yisrael.”

v'-a-TEM tih-yu LEE mam-LE-khet ko-ha-NEEM v'-GOY ka-DOSH AY-leh ha-d'-va-REEM a-SHER t'-da-BAYR el b'-NAY yis-ra-AYL

Exodus 19:6

Description about KING
Melech, the Hebrew word “king,” is used for both human kings and the King of all Kings, God Himself. “God is king for ever and ever; the nations will perish from His land” (Psalms 10:16). Almost every Jewish blessing said over food or for special occasions includes the words Eloheinu Melech Ha’olam, meaning “Our God, King of the Universe.” Though the story of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, the first description of a human king in the Bible, is largely negative, God permitted the Israelites to appoint a king to lead the nation. Israelite kings, however, are tasked with a far more exalted role than the average human king. They must serve as God’s messengers on Earth, unify the nation of Israel and turn their hearts towards God. Righteous kings like King David and King Hezekiah fulfilled these goals and brought God’s glory to the people of Israel. To ensure they remember their higher mission, Israelite kings are commanded to always carry with them a copy of the Five Books of Moses. Nevertheless, many Biblical kings, such as King Jeroboam and King Menashe, lost sight of their mission and led the people of Israel astray. In preparation for receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, God gave the Israelites a lofty goal: to become a mamlechet kohanim, a “kingdom of priests.” Like the priests who performed the Divine service in the Tabernacle and the Temple and also served as the spiritual teachers of the nation, the Israelites are tasked with bringing the knowledge and awareness of God to the entire world.
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Where is KING in the Bible?
Deuteronomy 17:14, Exodus 19:6
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