Prophecies about Jesus Fulfilled

In my second post in this series I wanted to share with you some of what I have learned related to the texts written about Jesus in the Old Testament (before he was ever born) and which of these texts were fulfilled (or actually happened) in the New Testament. As I mentioned previously, I only looked at the books in the Old Testament that to the best of my knowledge were part of the Dead Sea Scrolls archaeology discovery in 1946-47. This assured me that the texts in the Old Testament were actually written before the birth of Christ (by several hundred years in most cases). I am not trying to prove any point here, instead, as stated in my blog post at the beginning of this series, I am only sharing what I have learned. I also need to thank some people that had written much of this down many years ago, yet whose websites I can no longer find. Hyperlinks to the verses are included. Enjoy!

Jesus Genealogy and Heritage Old Testament
Scripture
New Testament
Fulfillment
Messiah would come from the line of Abraham. Genesis 12:3
Genesis 22:18
Matthew 1:1
Romans 9:5
Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19
Genesis 21:12
Luke 3:34
Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob. Numbers 24:17 Matthew 1:2
Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10 Luke 3:33
Hebrews 7:14
Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne. 2 Samuel 7:12-13
Isaiah 9:7
Luke 1:32-33
Romans 1:3
Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1
Luke 2:4-6
     
Prophesy About Jesus Old Testament
Scripture
New Testament
Fulfillment
Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Luke 1:26-31
Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7
Daniel 2:44
Luke 1:33
Hebrews 1:8-12
Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23
A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah Isaiah 40:3-5 Luke 3:3-6
Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Isaiah 53:3 John 1:11
John 7:5
Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:16-17
Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1 Matthew 2:23
Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:13-16
Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4
Isaiah 6:9-10
Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35
Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1-2 Luke 4:18-19
Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:5-6
Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6
Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 27:37
Mark 11:7-11
Messiah would be praised by little children. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:16
Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field. Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 27:9-10
Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7 Mark 15:4-5
Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38
Mark 15:27-28
Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16
Zechariah 12:10
John 20:25-27
Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8 Luke 23:35
Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments. Psalm 22:18 Luke 23:34
Matthew 27:35-36
Messiah would be forsaken by God. Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46
Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side. Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34
Messiah would be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
Messiah would resurrect from the dead. Psalm 16:10 Matthew 28:2-7
Acts 2:22-32
Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12 Romans 5:6-8

If you are looking to read some more of these texts for yourself I would HIGHLY recommend that you start with Isaiah 53. I would refer to this as one of the most substantial chapters written about Jesus before he was born. Other chapters are below for your reference:

Major Prophesies
Isaiah 53

All Prophetic Sections
Daniel 2

Isaiah 6, 7, 9, 11, 40, 53, 61

Micah 5

Psalm 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 78, 110

Zechariah 9, 11, 12

 

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