Messianic Prophecies

Messianic Prophecies

Messianic Prophecy: What Is It?

Messianic prophecy is the collection of over 300 predictions (a conservative estimate) in the Old Testament about the future Messiah of the Jewish people. These predictions were written by multiple authors, in numerous books, over approximately 1,000 years.

Messianic Prophecy is so dramatic today because, with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the reliability of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (both of which have been proven to exist before the time Jesus walked on the earth), you can be assured that these prophecies were not “conspired” after-the-fact.

Messianic Prophecy: Fulfillment by Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ)

The messianic prophecies were fulfilled by the Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ. Although many Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah, many did, and they became the Jewish sect later known as the Christians.

Christianity, based in dramatic part on the fulfillment of historical prophecy, spread rapidly throughout the Roman Empire during the 1st Century.

ProphecyIn Old TestamentFulfillment in NT
The Messiah would be born of the “seed” of a woman.Genesis 3:15Luke 1:34-35
The Messiah would defeat Satan.Genesis 3:151 John 3:8
The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham.Genesis 12:3Matthew 1:1
Above Prophecy
Genesis 18:17-18Matthew 1:1
Above Prophecy
Genesis 22:18Galatians 3:16
The Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac.Genesis 17:19Luke 3:34
Above Prophesy
Genesis 26:4Luke 3:34
The Messiah would come for all nations.Genesis 18:17-18Galatians 3:14
Above Prophecy
Genesis 22:18Galatians 3:14
Above Prophecy
Genesis 28:14Galatians 3:26-29
Above Prophecy
2 Samuel 22:50Romans 15:8-9
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 11:10Acts 13:47-48
Above Prophecy
Psalm 18:49Ephesians 3:4-6
The Messiah would be a Prophet.Deuteronomy 18:15-19John 6:14
The Messiah would speak with words of authority given to Him by G-d.Deuteronomy 18:15-19Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The Messiah would be given authority over all things.Psalm 8:6Matthew 28:18
Above Prophecy
Psalm 2:8John 17:4-24
The Messiah would be a descendant of David.2 Samuel 7:12-13Matthew 1:1
Above Prophecy
2 Samuel 7:16Above
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 7:13-14Above
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 9:7Above
Above Prophecy
1 Chronicle 17:11-12Luke 3:31
Above Prophecy
Jeremiah 23:5-6″Luke 3:23-31
Above Prophecy
Ezekiel 17:22-24Above
Above Prophecy
Ezekiel 34:23-24Above
Above Prophecy
Psalm 89:29Above
Above Prophecy
Psalm 89:35-36Above
The Messiah would be a KingGenesis 49:10John 1:49
Above Prophecy
Numbers 24:17John 19:19
Above Prophecy
Psalm 2:6John 12:12-13
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 9:9Above
The Messiah would be the Son of G-d.2 Samuel 7:12-13Matthew 3:16-17
Above Prophecy
Psalm 2:7Luke 1:31-35
Above Prophecy
Psalm 2:12Matthew 17:5
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 9:6Luke 1:35
Above Prophecy
1 Chronicles 17:13-14Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah would call G-d his Father.Psalm 89:26Matthew 11:27
The Messiah would be G-d.Psalm 45:6-7Hebrews 1:8-9
Above Prophecy
Psalm 110:1Matthew 22:41-45
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 7:14John 12:45
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 40:3John 10:30
Above Prophecy
Jeremiah 23:5-6John 13:13
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 11:10-11John 12:45
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 11:12-13John 14:7
The Messiah would be both G-d and man.Zechariah 12:10John 10:30
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 9:6John 10:30
Above Prophecy
Jeremiah 23:5-61 Timothy 3:16
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 13:7John 14:9
The Messiah would be the “Rock.”2 Samuel 23:2-41 Corinthians 10:4
The Messiah would be G-d’s servant.Isaiah 42:1John 4:34
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 49:6John 12:49-50
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 52:13John 9:4
Above Prophecy
Micah 5:2John 15:10
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 3:8John 17:4
The Messiah would be despised.Psalm 22:6Luke 23:21-23
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 49:7John 10:20
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:3Luke 4:28-29
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 11:18Matthew 27:20
The Messiah would be rejected by the Jews.Psalm 69:8John 1:11
Above Prophecy
Psalm 118:22Matthew 21:42-43
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 49:4John 5:43
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 11:12-13Matthew 26:14-15
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 12:10Matthew 26:14-15
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:3Matthew 27:21-23
The Messiah would be a “stumbling stone” for the Jews.Isaiah 8:14Matthew 21:43-44
The Messiah would be crucified.Psalm 22:14Matthew 27:35
The Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced.Psalm 22:16Matthew 27:38
Above Prophecy
Zechariah 12:10John 19:34-37
None of the Messiah’s bones would be broken.Psalm 22:17John 19:32-33
Above Prophecy
Psalm 34:20John 19:32-33
The Messiah’s garments would be divided.Psalm 22:18John 19:23-24
Lots would be cast for the Messiah’s clothes.Psalm 22:18John 19:23-24
The Messiah would be the sin-bearer for all mankind.Isaiah 53:6Galatians 1:4
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:81 John 2:2
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:122 Corinthians 5:21
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:41 Peter 2:24
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:6Galatians 1:4
The Messiah would die for the sins of the world.Isaiah 53:81 John 2:2
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:10John 18:11
The Messiah would be resurrected.Psalm 2:7Acts 13:30-33
Above Prophecy
Psalm 16:8-10Matthew 28:6
The Messiah would be resurrected and live forever.Isaiah 53:10Mark 16:16
The Messiah would be born of a virgin.Isaiah 7:14Luke 1:34-35
The birth of the Messiah.Isaiah 9:6Luke 2:11
The Messiah would be Immanuel, “G-d with us.”Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:21-23
The Messiah would be called by his name before he was born.Isaiah 49:1Luke 1:30-31
The Messiah would be the “Wonderful Counselor.”Isaiah 9:6John 7:46
The Messiah would minister in Galilee.Isaiah 9:1-2Matthew 4:12-17
The Messiah’s body would not be subject to decay.Psalm 16:8-10Acts 13:35-37
The Messiah would be forsaken by God.Psalm 22:1Mark 15:34
The Messiah would be abandoned by the disciples.Psalm 22:11Mark 14:50
The Messiah’s betrayer would be a friend whom he broke bread with.Psalm 41:9Mark 14:17-18
The Messiah’s betrayer would have a short life.Psalm 109:8Acts 1:16-18
The Messiah’s betrayer would be replaced.Psalm 109:8Acts 1:20-26
The Messiah’s throne would be everlasting.Psalm 45:6-7Luke 1:31-33
The Messiah would ascend into heaven.Psalm 68:18Luke 24:51
The Messiah would be angered by disrespect toward the temple.Psalm 69:9John 2:13-17
The Messiah’s disciples would fail him in his time of need.Psalm 69:9Mark 14:33-41
The Messiah would be offered gall and vinegar.Psalm 69:21Matthew 27:34
The Messiah would call God his Father.Psalm 89:26Matthew 11:27
The Messiah would be a Priest in the order of Melchisedec.Psalm 110:4Hebrews 6:17-20
The Messiah would ascend and descend from heaven.Proverbs 30:4John 3:13
The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles.Isaiah 9:1-2Luke 2:28-32
The Messiah would be the “Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6Colossians 1:20
The Messiah would defeat death.Isaiah 25:8Revelation 1:18
The Messiah would heal the blind.Isaiah 35:5Mark 10:51-52
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 42:7Matthew 9:27-30
The Messiah would heal the deaf.Isaiah 35:5Mark 7:32-35
The Messiah would heal the lame.Isaiah 35:6Matthew 12:10-13
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 42:6John 8:12
The Messiah would be responsible for the judgment of mankind.Isaiah 49:2John 5:22-29
The Messiah would come to bring Israel back to God.Isaiah 49:5Matthew 15:24
The Messiah would speak with the knowledge given to him by God.Isaiah 50:4John 12:49
The Messiah’s back would be whipped.Isaiah 50:6Matthew 27:26
Above Prophecy
Isaiah 53:5Matthew 27:26
The Messiah’s face would be beaten and spit upon.Isaiah 50:6Matthew 26:67
The Messiah’s face would be disfigured from severe beatings.Isaiah 52:14Matthew 26:67-68
The Messiah would be oppressed and afflicted.Isaiah 53:7Matthew 27:27-31
The Messiah would be silent before his accusers.AboveMatthew 27:12-14
The Messiah would be a sacrificial lamb.
John 1:29
The Messiah would be judged.Isaiah 53:8John 18:13-22
The Messiah would be killed.
Matthew 27:35
The Messiah would be buried in a rich man’s grave.Isaiah 53:9Matthew 27:57
The Messiah would provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death.Isaiah 61:1-2John 8:31-32
The Messiah would be the new covenant.Jeremiah 31:31Matthew 26:28
The Messiah would ascend into heaven.Daniel 7:13-14Acts 1:9-11
The Messiah enters Jerusalem 483 years, after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem.Daniel 9:25John 12:12-13
The Messiah would be presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey.Zechariah 9:9Matthew 21:6-9
The Messiah would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver.Zechariah 11:12-13Matthew 26:14-15
Thirty pieces of silver would be thrown into the house of the Lord.AboveMatthew 27:3-5
Israel would be scattered as a result of rejecting the MessiahZechariah 13:7Matthew 26:31
A messenger would prepare the way for the Messiah.Malachi 3:1Matthew 11:10
The Messiah’s forerunner would turn many to righteousness.