"...be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses"

Deut 17:14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us," 15 be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite. 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again." 17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees 20 and not consider himself better than his brothers and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel. NIV

Solomon trangressed on all of the above

1 Kings 10:23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart...28-29 Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue-the royal merchants purchased them from Kue.
1 Kings 11:1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter-Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done. NIV

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God changed Jakob's name to Israel

Gen 32:24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, "Let Me go, for the day breaks." But he said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me!" 27 So He said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28 And He said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed." 29 Then Jacob asked, saying, "Tell me Your name, I pray." And He said, "Why is it that you ask about My name?" And He blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." NKJV
God finds it amusing  that Jacob asks about his Name, since His Name is in Jacob's new name, Israel!

Strong's Numbers (Hebrew)

Ya` aqob (yah-ak-obe'); from OT:6117; heel-catcher (i.e. supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch: KJV - Jacob.


aqab (aw-kab'); a primitive root; properly, to swell out or up; used only as denominative from OT:6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively, to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel): KJV - take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly.

OT:3478 Yisra'el (yis-raw-ale'); from OT:8280 and OT:410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: Israel.


sarah (saw-raw'); a primitive root; to prevail: KJV - have power (as a prince). [Future tense is esrah or yisrah - "s"  in sarah & Israel is actually "sh," viz. Yishrael and sharah.]


'el (ale); shortened from OT:352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): KJV - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."


'ayil (ah'-yil); from the same as OT:193; properly, strength; hence, anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster (as a strong support); an oak or other strong tree: KJV - mighty (man), lintel, oak, post, ram, tree.

More Scriptures linking God and His Name to Israel
Num 6:27 "So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them." NKJV
1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him: "I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. NKJV
1 Kings 11:36 And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there. NKJV
2 Kings 21:4 He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name." NKJV
2 Kings 21:7 "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever; NKJV
Ex 3:14 "'The Sovereign God,'" was the reply. "Just say, 'I Am has sent me!' 15 Yes, tell them, 'Jehovah, the God of your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has sent me to you.' (This is my eternal name, to be used throughout all generations.) TLB
Deut 28:10 All the nations in the world shall see that you belong to the Lord, and they will stand in awe. TLB
Jer 14:9 Are you also baffled? Are you helpless to save us? O Lord, you are right here among us, and we carry your name; we are known as your people. O Lord, don't desert us now! TLB
Dan 9:19 "O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen to me and act! Don't delay-for your own sake, O my God, because your people and your city bear your name." TLB
Acts 15:14 Peter has told you about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people to bring honor to his name. 15 And this fact of Gentile conversion agrees with what the prophets predicted. For instance, listen to this passage from the prophet Amos:  16'Afterwards' [says the Lord ], 'I will return and renew the broken contract with David,  17 so that Gentiles, too, will find the Lord-all those marked with my name.' TLB
2 Tim 2:19 But God's truth stands firm like a great rock, and nothing can shake it. It is a foundation stone with these words written on it: "The Lord knows those who are really his," and "A person who calls himself a Christian should not be doing things that are wrong." TLB
2 Tim 2:19 "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." NIV
Acts 15:16 'After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,** Says the LORD who does all these things.' NKJV **Gentile believers are called Christians after Christ, which proves that Christ is God!

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