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The Messiah Prophecies

Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. -- Jesus (John 5:39)

 

Note: Where "The crucifixion" is the only comment made in the "Fulfillment in Jesus" column, this is because it is generally understood what happens during a crucifixion, and the Bible writers did not feel it necessary to explain details with which everyone of their time was already familiar.

Old Testament Prophecy

Fulfillment in Jesus

  • Genesis 3:15 -- and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
  • Jesus' "heel" was bruised at the crucifixion; Satan's "head" was bruised when Jesus won complete victory by his death and resurrection. Colossians 2:15 -- and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
    Galatians 4:4 -- But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
  • Genesis 14:18 -- And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
  • Jesus is both a king and priest, as was Melchizedek
    Matthew 27:11 -- And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. [Equates to our modern terminology, "You said it!"]
    Hebrews 10:11,12 -- And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. (See Hebrews 5-10 for further study of Jesus' priesthood.)
    Melchizedek was king of Salem [Jerusalem] -- "King of Peace": Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey--something kings did in order to indicate that they came in peace. He was also establishing by this act that he is the King of Jerusalem. Luke 19:37,38 -- And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen: saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
    Melchizedek ... brought forth bread and wine: Matthew 26:26-28 -- ... Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
  • Genesis 22:18 -- and in thy [Abraham's] seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
  • The "seed" refers to Messiah: Galatians 3:16 -- Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
    Messiah the blessing on all nations: Galatians 3:14 -- That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
  • Genesis 49:10 -- The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
  • "Shiloh" refers to the Messiah. Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, of David's line. (See Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38.)
  • Exodus 12:5 -- Your lamb shall be without blemish .... [speaking of the Passover lamb]
  • I Peter 1:18,19 -- ... ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
    John 1:29 -- the next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!
    Hebrews 9:14 -- how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the lving God?
  • Exodus 17:6 -- Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb: and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
  • John 7:37,38 -- In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    I Corinthians 10:1,4 -- Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; ... and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
    (Remember also that Jesus was "smitten" for our sins, as Moses smote the rock.)
  • Leviticus 16:27 -- And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp ....
  • Jesus was crucified outside the walls of Jerusalem:
    John 19:17,18 -- And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified him ....
    Hebrews 13:11,12 -- For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
  • Numbers 9:2 -- Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season....
  • Jesus died on the cross at the time the Passover lambs were being slaughtered: John 18:28 -- Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
    Luke 23:44-46 -- And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. ... And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, ... he gave up the ghost.
  • Numbers 9:12 -- They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it. (Also Exodus 12:46)
  • "Leave none of it unto the morning": John 19:31 -- The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was a high day,) besought Pilate ... that they might be taken away.
    "Nor break any bone":John 19:33,36 -- But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: ... For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
  • Numbers 21:8,9 -- And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
  • John 13:14,15 -- And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. [Jesus foretelling his death on the cross.]
  • Deuteronomy 18:18,19 -- I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
  • John 8:26-28 -- I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. ... I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
    John 5:45,46 -- Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
  • Deuteronomy 21:23 -- His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;)....
  • Galatians 3:13 -- Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
    "Not remain all night upon the tree": John 19:31 -- The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was a high day,) besought Pilate ... that they might be taken away.
  • I Chronicles 17:11-13 -- [Prophesied to David] ... I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build me a house, and I will stablish his throne for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him .... (See also, II Samuel 7:12-14)
  • Jesus is both the Son of David and the Son of God the Father. (See Matthew 1:18-23 and Luke 1:26-35)
  • Psalm 2:1,2 -- Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his Anointed.
  • Acts 4:27 -- For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together.
    (This is a double prophecy, to be fulfilled again to a greater extent in the end times. See Revelation 19:11-21.)
  • Psalm 2:7 -- ... the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
  • Luke 1:35 -- And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
    Matthew 3:16, 17 -- And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
  • Psalm 2:8 -- Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
  • There are believers in Jesus in every nation upon earth today. See also, the converting of the Gentile peoples to Jesus, Acts 10-28.
  • Psalm 8:2 -- Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength ....
  • Matthew 21:15,16 -- And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
  • Psalm 16:9,10 -- ... my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
  • Acts 2:29-32 -- Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; he, seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
  • Psalm 18:43,44 -- Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
  • Millions of Gentiles believe on Jesus as the Savior of the world.
  • Psalm 22:1 -- My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
  • Matthew 27:46 -- And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
  • Psalm 22:6 -- But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
  • John 1:11 -- He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
  • Psalm 22:7,8 -- All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
  • Matthew 27:39-43 -- And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
  • Psalm 22:14 -- I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
  • The crucifixion
  • Psalm 22:15 -- My strength is dried up as a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
  • John 19:28 -- After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
  • Psalm 22:16 -- ...they pierced my hands and my feet.
  • The crucifixion
  • Psalm 22:17 -- I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
  • The crucifixion. See also Matthew 27:36 -- And sitting down they watched him there.
  • Psalm 22:18 -- They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
  • John 19:23,24 -- Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. (See also Matthew 27:35, Mark 15:24, Luke 23:34)
  • Psalm 27:12 -- ...for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
  • Mark 14:55-59 -- And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together.
  • Psalm 31:5 -- Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
  • Luke 23:46 -- And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
  • Psalm 31:11 -- ... they that did see me without fled from me.
  • Mark 14:50 -- And they all forsook him, and fled.
  • Psalm 31:13 -- For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
  • "The slander of many": Matthew 11:19 -- The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber ....
    Mark 14:55-56 -- And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
    "They took counsel together ... to take away my life": Mark 14:1 -- ... the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
  • Psalm 34:20 -- He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
  • John 19:33,36 -- But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: ... For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
  • Psalm 35:19 -- Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
  • John 15:24,25 -- If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
  • Psalm 40:8 -- I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
  • John 8:29 -- And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
  • Psalm 41:9 -- Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
  • Mark 14:10,11 -- And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
  • Psalm 49:15 -- But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me.
  • Luke 24:2-6 -- And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: and as they wre afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen ....
    Mark 16:19 -- So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
  • Psalm 55:12-14 -- For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: but it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
  • Luke 22:47,48 -- And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
  • Psalm 65:3 -- Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
  • Hebrews 9:26... But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. (Speaking of Jesus and the atoning sacrifice He made as the perfect Lamb at the cross. See Hebrews 9:11-10:18 for a fuller understanding.)
  • Psalm 68:18 -- Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men.
  • "Ascended on high": Acts 1:9 --And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    "Led captivity captive": Colossians 2:15 -- and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
    "Received gifts for men": Acts 2:38 -- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (See also Ephesians 4:7-12)
  • Psalm 69:4 -- They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head ....
  • John 15:24,25 -- If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
  • Psalm 69:8 -- I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
  • John 7:5 -- For neither did his brethren believe in him.
  • Psalm 69:9 -- For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
  • John 2:13-17 -- And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple ... and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
    Romans 15:3 --For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
  • Psalm 69:21 -- They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
  • Matthew 27:34 -- they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
    Matthew 27:48 -- And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
  • Psalm 72:1 -- Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
  • Matthew 1:1 -- ...the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  • Psalm 72:12 -- For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
  • See the numerous stories in the gospels of Jesus helping those in needy, helpless conditions, including lepers, blind, demon-posessed, and resurrections of the dead.
  • Psalm 78:2 -- I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old.
  • Matthew 34,35 -- All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
  • Psalm 89:9 -- Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves there of arise, thou stillest them.
  • Mark 4:39 -- And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (See also Matthew 8:26, Luke 8:24)
  • Psalm 89:27 -- Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
  • Hebrews 1:2 -- hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things ....
    Colossians 1:18 -- And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
  • Psalm 89:45 -- The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame.
  • Jesus was crucified at about 33 years of age. Crucifixion was the most shameful of deaths, reserved for criminals.
  • Psalm 109:25 -- I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shook their heads.
  • Matthew 27:39 -- And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads.
  • Psalm 118:22,23 -- The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
  • "The builders refused": John 7:47-49 -- Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
    "Is become the head stone of the corner": I Corinthians 3:11 --For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (and) Matthew 16:18 -- ...upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (and) Acts 4:11,12 -- This [Jesus] is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other ....
  • Psalm 118:26 -- Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
  • Matthew 21:9 -- And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. (See also Mark 11:9, Luke 19:38, John 12:13)
  • Psalm 130:8 -- And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
  • Matthew 1:21 -- And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
  • Psalm 132:11 -- The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
  • [Angel speaking to Mary of Jesus' coming birth] Luke 1:32 -- He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.
  • Psalm 146:7 -- ...which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners.
  • Feeds the hungry: Matthew 15:32-38 -- Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way....And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
    Looses the prisoners: Acts 5:17-20 -- Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, ... and were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
  • Psalm 146:8 -- The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down....
  • Blind eyes healed: Matthew 9:29,30 -- Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened....
    Raises the bowed down: Luke 13:11-13 -- And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
  • Psalm 146:9 -- The LORD preserveth the strangers: he relieveth the fatherless and widow....
  • Preserves strangers: Luke 17:15-18 -- And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
    Relieves the widow: Luke 7:12-15 -- ... there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow .... And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
  • Psalm 147:2 -- ... he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
  • Matthew 9:10-13 -- ... as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinner came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  • Proverbs 30:4 -- Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth: What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
  • God's Son: Mark 1:11 -- and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    Ascended: Acts 1:9 -- ... while they beheld, he was taken up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    Descended: John 6:32,33 -- ... but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
  • Isaiah 6:10 -- Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
  • John 12:39,40 -- Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor undertand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
  • Isaiah 7:14 -- Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
  • Matthew 1:18-20 -- 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. ... But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. (See also Luke 1:26-35)
  • Isaiah 9:1,2 -- ... the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
  • Matthew 4:12-16 -- ... he departed into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
  • Isaiah 9:6 -- For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  • Luke 2:10-11,13-14 -- 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 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.
    John 14:27 -- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
  • Isaiah 11:1 -- And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots
  • Jesus was a descendant of Jesse, David's father (See Matthew 1:6-17 and Luke 3:23-32)
    Matthew 2:23 -- and he [Joseph, with Mary and Jesus] came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. ("Nazareth" means "branch." This is clearer in the Hebrew.)
  • Isaiah 11:2,3 -- and the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD.
  • Luke 3:21,22 -- Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him....
    Luke 4:1 -- And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness
    (See also Luke 2:46,47, Mark 6:2, and John 7:14-16)
  • Isaiah 11:10 -- And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek....
  • Acts 10:44,45 -- While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    Acts 14:27 -- And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
    (See Acts ch. 8-28)
  • Isaiah 29:18,19 -- And in that day shall the deaf hear the word of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obsurity, and out of darkness.
  • Mark 7:32-37 -- And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. ... they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
    Mark 10:51,52 -- And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
  • Isaiah 32:2 -- And a man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
  • John 14:27 -- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    John 7:37,38 -- In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    Matthew 11:28-30 -- Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
  • Isaiah 32:3 -- And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
  • [Jesus speaking to those that believed on Him] Matthew 13:16,17 -- But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
  • Isaiah 32:4 -- The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
  • See Mark 7:32-37 for an account of a man with a speech impediment being healed (printed out for you next to the Isaiah 29:18,19 prophecy written above).
  • Isaiah 35:5,6 -- Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing....
  • Matthew 11:4,5 -- Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those which ye do hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up....
  • Isaiah 40:11 -- He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
  • John 10:11 -- I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
  • Isaiah 42:1 -- Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my Spirit upon him ....
  • Matthew 3:16,17 -- ... the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
  • Isaiah 42:2,3 -- He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
  • Matthew 12:15-21 -- But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; and charged them that they should not make him known: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen ... He shall not strive nor cry: neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets ....
  • Isaiah 42:6 -- I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.
  • Galatians 3:17 -- ... the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
    Acts 26:22,23 -- ... saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
  • Isaiah 42:7 -- to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
  • For accounts of Jesus healing the blind, see Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 8:22-26, John 9:1-41.
    John 9:30-33 -- The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
    For accounts of prisoners being set free, see Luke 13:10-17 and Luke 8:26-39.
  • Isaiah 42:18 -- Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
  • Mark 7:32-37 -- And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. ... they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
  • Isaiah 49:5 -- And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD and my God shall be my strength.
  • Matthew 23:37-39 -- O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not? Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
    Philippians 2:9-11 -- Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • Isaiah 49:6 -- And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
  • Luke 2:27-32 -- And he [Simeon] came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
    Acts 26:22,23 -- ... saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
  • Isaiah 50:4 -- The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary....
  • Luke 2:46,47 -- ...they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.[Jesus at twelve years of age]
    Mark 6:2 -- and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
    John 7:14-16 -- Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
  • Isaiah 50:5 -- The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
  • John 8:28,29 -- ...I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. ... for I do always those things that please him.
  • Isaiah 50:6 -- I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
  • John 19:1 -- Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
    Mark 14:65 -- And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. (See also Matthew 26:67)
  • Isaiah 52:14 -- As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: so shall he sprinkle many nations ....
  • Result of the scourging and beatings. (See John 19:1-6, Matthew 26:67-68, Mark 14:65, Luke 22:63-65)
  • Isaiah 53:1 -- Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
  • John 12:37,38 -- But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: that the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath belived our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
  • Isaiah 53:2 -- For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
  • "A root out of a dry ground": Israel was very spiritually dry at the time of Jesus' appearing. There had been no prophet to speak God's word for 400 years.
    "No form nor comeliness...": Possibly refers to his appearance after the scourgings and beatings, possibly refers to his humble station in life, whereas the Jews were looking for a regal Messiah.
  • Isaiah 53:3 -- He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  • John 6:66 -- From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
    John 15:18 -- [Jesus speaking] If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
    "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" -- His sufferings at the time of his death, and also his sorrow over death and trouble during his lifetime (at Lazarus' grave Jesus wept, John 11:35)
  • Isaiah 53:4,5 -- Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • The sufferings of Jesus by scourging and beatings at his trial, and at the cross.
    Matthew 8:16,17 -- When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
  • Isaiah 53:6 -- All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  • The cross. See also 2 Corinthians 5:21 -- For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
  • Isaiah 53:7 -- He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
  • Matthew 26:62 -- And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace.
    Matthew 27:12-14 -- And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.
  • Isaiah 53:8 -- He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
  • "Taken from prison and from judgment": Matthew 27:1,2 -- When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
    "Who shall declare his generation?": Jesus had no children (no "generation" to declare), cut off from life in His prime.
    "For the transgression of my people ...": Romans 5:8 -- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Isaiah 53:9 -- And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
  • Matthew 27:57-60 -- When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: he went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
    John 19:41,42 -- Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre ws nigh at hand.
    (It was important that Jesus be buried at Golgotha, the place of crucifixion, because of the Isaiah Scripture that "he made his grave with the wicked." Crucified criminals were commonly buried at the site of crucifixion. It is odd that a rich man of Arimathea would have chosen to build a tomb for himself in such a place. Some scholars believe that Joseph perhaps had been impressed of the Holy Spirit to do this, so that this Scripture could be fulfilled.)
    "He had done no violence...": John 18:38 -- ... He [Pilate] went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
  • Isaiah 53:10,11 -- Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
  • "He shall see his seed": Those that obtained eternal life through his death (See Hebrews 2:10-14).
    "An offering for sin": Hebrews 9:26,28 -- ...but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. ... so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
    "The pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand": God's plan is fulfilled through Jesus.
    "He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied": Hebrews 12:2 -- ...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  • Isaiah 53:12 -- Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors: and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the trangressors.
  • "A portion with the great ... divide the spoil with the strong": Speaks of Jesus' total victory over Satan through his death and resurrection, and his ascension to the throne of God.
    Mark 15:27,28 -- And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
    "Made intercession for the transgressors": Luke 23:34 -- Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
  • Isaiah 55:4 -- Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people ....
  • John 18:37 -- ... To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
  • Isaiah 55:5 -- Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
  • Acts 10:45 -- And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    Acts 11:18 -- When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
    Acts 13:48 -- And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
  • Isaiah 56:8 -- The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, besides those that are gathered unto him.
  • See Scripture verses fulfilling Isaiah 55:5, above.
  • Isaiah 61:1 -- The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
  • Matthew 11:5 -- the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
    Examples of "binding up the brokenhearted, proclaiming liberty to the captives, opening of the prison to the bound" are: Jesus helping the widow of Nain by raising her son from the dead (Luke 7:11-17), Mary Magdalene set free of seven devils (Luke 8:2), the Gadarene demoniac delivered (Luke 8:26-39), etc.
  • Jeremiah 23:5,6 -- Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • These verses show that the Messiah would be both man (the Son of David) and God (THE LORD). (Most of this passage speaks of the Messiah's future reign on the earth.)
  • Jeremiah 31:15 -- Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to comforted for her children, because they were not.
  • Matthew 2:16-18 -- Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, In Ramah was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
  • Ezekiel 21:26,27 -- Thus saith the Lord God: Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
  • There was no king in Israel, from the time of the captivity in Babylon, until the coming of Christ.
    John 18:37 -- Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth ....
  • Ezekiel 34:23 -- And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
  • John 10:11 -- I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
    Of David's line: Luke 1:26,27 -- ...the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
  • Daniel 9:25-26 -- Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary ....
  • The commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem came in 446 B.C. (or BCE). 69 "weeks" refers to weeks of years (69 X 7 = 483 years). Hebrew years were 360 days long, so this would equate to a little over 476 of our years, putting the Messiah's time at approximately 30 A.D. (or CE). "After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off" (Jesus' death at approximately 33 A.D. (CE), which may be slightly off due to inaccuracies in our calendars, compared to the ancient calendars.) Note also that the Messiah would be cut off before Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed, which happened in 70 A.D. (CE).
    But not for himself: Jesus died, not for his own sins, but for ours. Consider also John 11:49-52 -- And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
  • Hosea 6:2 -- After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
  • Luke 24:46 -- And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.
  • Hosea 11:1 -- When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
  • Matthew 2:13-15 -- ... the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
  • Hosea 13:14 -- I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction ....
  • John 11:43,44 -- And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
    (This verse will be more completely fulfilled at the final resurrection of the dead in Christ. See I Corinthians 15:55-57 and I Thessalonians 4:13-17.)
  • Amos 8:9,10 -- And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day ... and I will make it as the mourning of an only son ....
  • Luke 23:44,45 -- And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened .... (See also Mark 15:33, Matthew 27:45)
  • Micah 5:2 -- 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.
  • Born in Bethlehem: Luke 2:4-7 -- And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, 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 ....
    "From everlasting": John 8:57,58 -- Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
  • Haggai 2:7,9 -- ... the Desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. ... The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • The Messiah needed to come to the 2nd temple--the one being referred to by Haggai. This temple was then destroyed in 70 A.D. (CE)
  • Haggai 2:23 -- In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Jesus was a descendent of Zerubbabel. (See the genealogies of Jesus, Matthew 1:12-16 and Luke 3:23-27.)
  • Zechariah 2:10,11 -- Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
  • John 1:14 -- And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
    John 10:16 -- And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. [Jesus speaking of the Gentiles who would also come to believe on Him]
    (This is a double prophecy, which will be further fulfilled during Jesus' thousand year reign upon the earth.)
  • Zechariah 6:12 -- ... Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD.
  • "The BRANCH": Jesus was called the Nazarene. Nazareth means branch.
    "He shall build the temple of the LORD": God's "temple" is now the hearts of his people. I Corinthians 3:16,17 -- Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and tht the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
  • Zechariah 6:13 -- Even he shall build the temple of the LORD: and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
  • Jesus unites both the kingship and the priesthood in Himself
    His kingship: Matthew 1:1 -- The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
    John 18:37 -- Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world ....
    His priesthood: Hebrews 9:11,12 -- But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (See Psalm 110 and Hebrews 5-10 for an in-depth explanation of Jesus' priesthood.)
  • Zechariah 9:9 -- Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, they 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.
  • Matt. 21:2-9 -- (Quoting vs. 6 and 7 only) And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
  • Zechariah 11:12,13 -- And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
  • Matthew 27:3-7 -- Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
  • Zechariah 12:10 -- ... they shall look upon me whom they have pierced....
  • John 19:34 -- but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
  • Zechariah 13:7 -- Awake O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered....
  • "Sword against my shepherd": The crucifixion, carried out by the sword of Rome
    "Sheep shall be scattered": Matthew 26:56 -- ... Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
  • Malachi 3:1 -- Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Matthew 11:9,10 -- [Jesus speaking of John the Baptist] But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
  • Malachi 4:5,6 -- Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers ....
  • Luke 1:16,17 -- [The angel Gabriel speaking of the coming birth of John the Baptist] And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
    Matthew 11:14,15 -- [Jesus speaking of John the Baptist] And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    (This is a double prophecy, which will again be fulfilled literally in the end times. See Revelation 11:1-14.)
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