Prophecies about JESUS

One of the main reasons for believing in Jesus was the way His life fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. Following is a list of some of the main prophecies and their fulfillment.

 

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem

Old Testament Reference:

  • Micah 5:2 (KJV)
    But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 2:1-6 (KJV)

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, and thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

  • Luke 2:1-20 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be born of a virgin

Old Testament Reference:

  • Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 1:18-25 (KJV)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

  • Luke 1:26-38 (KJV)

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be a prophet like Moses

Old Testament Reference:

  • Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19 (KJV)

The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • John 7:40 (KJV)

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

Prophecy:

Messiah was to enter Jerusalem in triumph

Old Testament Reference:

  • Zechariah 9:9 (KJV)

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 21:1-9 (KJV)
  • John 12:12-16 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be rejected by His own people

Old Testament Reference:

  • Isiah 53:1-3 (KJV)
  • Psalm 118:22 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 26:3-4 (KJV)
  • John 12:37-43 (KJV)
  • Acts 4:1-12 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah was to suffer with criminals and pray for His enemies

Old Testament Reference:

  • Isaiah 53:12 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 27:38 (KJV)
  • Mark 15:27-28 (KJV)
  • Luke 23:32-34 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be given vinegar and gall

Old Testament Reference:

  • Psalm 69:21 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 27:34 (KJV)
  • John 19:28-30 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Others were to cast lots for Messiah’s garments

Old Testament Reference:

  • Psalm 22:18 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 27:35 (KJV)
  • John 19:23-24 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah’s bones were not to be broken

Old Testament Reference:

  • Exodus 12:46 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • John 19:31-36 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah was to die as a sacrifice for sin

Old Testament Reference:

  • Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 10-12 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • John 1:29, 11:49-52 (KJV)
  • Acts 10:43, 13:38-39 (KJV)

 

Prophecy:

Messiah was to be raised from the dead

Old Testament Reference:

  • Psalm 16:10 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Matthew 28:1-10 (KJV)
  • Mark 16:1-8 (KJV)
  • Luke 24:1-12 (KJV)
  • John 20:1-9 (KJV)
  • Acts 2:22-32 (KJV)

Prophecy:

Messiah is now at God’s right hand

Old Testament Reference:

  • Psalm 110:1 (KJV)

New Testament Fulfillment:

  • Mark 16:19 (KJV)
  • Luke 24:50-51 (KJV)
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