Old Testament Prophecies

Some of the Bible’s Old Testament Prophecies

The Bible is overflowing with Bible Old Testament Prophecies of the coming Messiah. Many are mentioned in the New Testament- 93 in Mathew, 49 in Mark,
80 in Luke, and 33 in John.


Mourning for the One Pierced with a Spear

Dominican monastery at San Marco, Florence, showing the lance piercing the side of Jesus on the cross (c. 1440) -Fra_Angelico
Dominican monastery at San Marco, Florence, showing the lance piercing the side of Jesus on the cross (c. 1440) -Fra_Angelico

I, the Lord, will make the descendants of David and the people of Jerusalem feel deep sorrow and pray when they see the one they pierced with a spear. They will mourn and weep for him, as parents weep over the death of their only child or their first-born. Zechariah 12:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Law of Moses is but a Shadow

The Law of Moses is like a shadow of the good things to come. This shadow isn’t the good things themselves, because it cannot free people from sin by the sacrifices that are offered year after year. Hebrews 10:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Jesus’ Birth Place Foretold

Bethlehem Ephrath,
you are one of the smallest towns
in the nation of Judah.
But the Lord will choose
one of your people
to rule the nation—
someone whose family
goes back to ancient times. Micah 5:2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Prince of Peace To Be Born

Nativity -artist unknown
Nativity -artist unknown

A Child Has Been Born
A child has been born for us.
We have been given a son
who will be our ruler.
His names will be
Wonderful Advisor
and Mighty God,
Eternal Father
and Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


The Messiah will be Born to a Virgin

But the Lord will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


The Lord Tells About the Coming King

Flight into Egypt- by John August Swanson
Flight into Egypt- by John August Swanson

Everyone in Jerusalem,
celebrate and shout!
Your king has won a victory,
and he is coming to you.
He is humble
and rides on a donkey;
he comes on the colt
of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Prophecy of the Guards

Brutal enemies attack me
like a pack of dogs,
tearing at my hands
and my feet.
I can count all my bones,
and my enemies just stare
and sneer at me.
They took my clothes
and gambled for them. Psalm 22:16-18 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Prophecy of Jesus

He was hated and rejected;
his life was filled with sorrow
and terrible suffering.
No one wanted to look at him.
We despised him and said,
“He is a nobody!”
He suffered and endured
great pain for us,
but we thought his suffering
was punishment from God.

Crucified Christ with Saints- by Anthony Sebastiano Ricci
Crucified Christ with Saints -Anthony Sebastiano Ricci

He was wounded and crushed
because of our sins;
by taking our punishment,
he made us completely well.
All of us were like sheep
that had wandered off.
We had each gone our own way,
but the Lord gave him
the punishment we deserved.
He was painfully abused,
but he did not complain.
He was silent like a lamb
being led to the butcher,
as quiet as a sheep
having its wool cut off. Isaiah 53:3-7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Christ’s Obedience

I let them beat my back
and pull out my beard.
I didn’t turn aside
when they insulted me
and spit in my face. Isaiah 50:6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


21 Biblical Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus

1  The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. read more
2  The Messiah will be born of a virgin. read more
3  The Messiah will be a prophet like Moses. read more
4  The Messiah will be tempted by Satan. read more
5  The Messiah will enter Jerusalem triumphantly. read more
6  The Messiah will be rejected by His own people. read more
7  The Messiah will be betrayed by one of His followers. read more
8  The Messiah will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. read more
9   The Messiah will be tried and condemned. read more
10 The Messiah will be silent before His accusers. read more
11 The Messiah will be smitten and spat upon. read more
12 The Messiah will be mocked and taunted. read more
13 The Messiah to die by crucifixion, with pierced hands & feet.read more
14 The Messiah will suffer with sinners. read more
15 The Messiah’s garments will be divided by casting lots. read more
16 The Messiah’s bones will not be broken. read more
17 The Messiah will die as a sin offering. read more
18 The Messiah will see His seed. read more
19 The Messiah will be buried in a rich man’s tomb. read more
20 The Messiah will be raised from the dead. read more
21 The Messiah will sit at God’s right hand. read more


 

43 Prophecies Jesus Christ Fulfilled

Old Testament Prophecies

Old Testament Scripture

New Testament Fulfillment

1    Messiah would be born of a woman.

But the Lord will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV) While Joseph was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her. Matthew 1:20 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law,…Galatians 4:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

2    Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Ephrath, you are one of the smallest towns in the nation of Judah. But the Lord will choose one of your people to rule the nation— someone whose family goes back to ancient times. Micah 5:2 Contemporary English Version (CEV) When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea, Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem… Matthew 2:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

So Joseph had to leave Nazareth in Galilee and go to Bethlehem in Judea. Long ago Bethlehem had been King David’s hometown, and Joseph went there because he was from David’s family.

Mary was engaged to Joseph and traveled with him to Bethlehem. She was soon going to have a baby, and while they were there,… Luke 2:4-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

3    Messiah would be born of a virgin.

But the Lord will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV) So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said, “A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:22-23 Contemporary
English Version (CEV)

 

One month later God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth in Galilee with a message for a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to Joseph from the family of King David. The angel greeted Mary and said, “You are truly blessed! The Lord is with you.”

Mary was confused by the angel’s words and wondered what they meant. Then the angel told Mary, “Don’t be afraid! God is pleased with you, and you will have a son. His name will be Jesus. Luke 1:26-31 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

4    Messiah would come from the line of Abraham.

I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you. Genesis 12:3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

You have obeyed me, and so you and your descendants will be a blessing to all nations on earth.” Genesis 22:18 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Jesus Christ came from the family of King David and also from the family of Abraham. And this is a list of his ancestors. Matthew 1:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

They have those famous ancestors, who were also the ancestors of Jesus Christ. I pray that God, who rules over all, will be praised forever! Amen. Romans 9:5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

5    Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. But God answered:No! You and Sarah will have a son. His name will be Isaac, and I will make an everlasting promise to him and his descendants. Genesis 17:19 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

But God said, “Abraham, don’t worry about your slave woman and the boy. Just do what Sarah tells you. Isaac will inherit your family name,… Genesis 21:12 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Terah, Nahor,Luke 3:34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
(See Luke 3)

6    Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob.

“What I saw in my vision
hasn’t happened yet. But someday, a king of Israel will appear like a star. He will wipe out you Moabitesand destroy those tribes who live in the desert. Numbers 24:17 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
From Abraham to King David, his ancestors were:Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers (Judah’s sonswerePerezandZerah, and their mother was Tamar), Hezron;Ram,Amminadab,Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz (his mother was Rahab), Obed (his mother was Ruth), Jesse, and King David.

From David to the time of the exile in Babylonia, the ancestors of Jesus were:

David, Solomon (his mother had been Uriah’s wife), Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram;

Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, Josiah, and Jehoiachin and his brothers. Matthew 1:2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

7    Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah.

You will have power and rule
until nations obey you and come bringing gifts. Genesis 49:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Amminadab, Admin, Arni, Hezron, Perez, Judah, Luke 3:33 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

(See Luke 3)

Everyone knows he came from the tribe of Judah, and Moses never said that priests would come from that tribe. Hebrews 7:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

8    Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne.

I’ll choose one of your sons to be king when you reach the end of your life and are buried in the tomb of your ancestors. I’ll make him a strong ruler, and no one will be able to take his kingdom away from him. He will be the one to build a temple for me. 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

His power will never end; peace will last forever. He will rule David’s kingdom and make it grow strong. He will always rule with honesty and justice. The Lord All-Powerful will make certain that all of this is done. Isaiah 9:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

He will be great and will be called the Son of God Most High. The Lord God will make him king, as his ancestor David was. He will rule the people of Israel forever, and his kingdom will never end.”Luke 1:32-33 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

This good news is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ! As a human, he was from the family of David. But the Holy Spirit proved that Jesus is the powerful Son of God, because he was raised from death. Romans 1:3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

9    Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal.

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. Psalm 45:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. Daniel 2:44 New International Version (NIV)

…and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”Luke 1:33 New International Version (NIV)

But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” He also says,“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe;like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” Hebrews 1:8-12 New International Version (NIV)

10    Messiah would be called Immanuel.

But the Lord will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

11    Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and I called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV) That night, Joseph got up and took his wife and the child to Egypt, where they stayed until Herod died. So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said, “I called my son out of Egypt.” Matthew 2:14 15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

12    A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace.

In Ramah a voice is heard,
crying and weeping loudly.
Rachel mourns for her children
and refuses to be comforted,
because they are dead. Jeremiah 31:15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
When Herod found out that the wise men from the east had tricked him, he was very angry. He gave orders for his men to kill all the boys who lived in or near Bethlehem and were two years old and younger. This was based on what he had learned from the wise men.

So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet Jeremiah had said, “In Ramah a voice was heard crying and weeping loudly. Rachel was mourning for her children, and she refused to be comforted, because they were dead.” Matthew 2:16-18 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

13    A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah.

Someone is shouting:
“Clear a path in the desert!
Make a straight road
for the Lord our God.

Fill in the valleys;

flatten every hill

and mountain.

Level the rough

and rugged ground.

Then the glory of the Lord

will appear for all to see.

The Lord has promised this!” Isaiah 40:3-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

So John went along the Jordan Valley, telling the people, “Turn back to God and be baptized! Then your sins will be forgiven.” Isaiah the prophet wrote about John when he said,

“In the desert someone is shouting, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord! Make a straight path for him. Fill up every valley and level every mountain and hill. Straighten the crooked paths and smooth out the rough roads. Then everyone will see the saving power of God.’” Luke 3:3-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

14    Messiah would be rejected by his own people.

I am like a stranger to my relatives and like a foreigner to my own family. Psalm 69:8 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering. No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, “He is a nobody!” Isaiah 53:3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
He came into his own world,
but his own nation did not welcome him. John 1:11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

Even Jesus’ own brothers had not yet become his followers. John 7:5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

15    Messiah would be a prophet.

Instead, he will choose one of your own people to be a prophet just like me, and you must do what that prophet says. Deuteronomy 18:15 Contemporary
English Version (CEV)
Then that time will come when the Lord will give you fresh strength. He will send you Jesus, his chosen Messiah. But Jesus must stay in heaven until God makes all things new, just as his holy prophets promised long ago.

Moses said, “The Lord your God will choose one of your own people to be a prophet, just as he chose me. Listen to everything he tells you. Acts 3:20-22 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

16    Messiah would be preceded by Elijah.

I, the Lord, promise to send the prophet Elijah before that great and terrible day comes. He will lead children and parents to love each other more, so that when I come, I won’t bring doom to the land. Malachi 4:5-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV) All the Books of the Prophets and the Law of Moses told what was going to happen up to the time of John. And if you believe them, John is Elijah, the prophet you are waiting for. Matthew 11:13-14 ContemporaryEnglish Version (CEV)

17    Messiah would be declared the Son of God.

I will tell the promise that the Lord made to me: “You are my son, because today I have become your father. Psalm 2:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV) So Jesus was baptized. And as soon as he came out of the water, the sky opened, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. Then a voice from heaven said, “This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him.” Matthew 3:16-17 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

18    Messiah would be called a Nazarene.

Like a branch that sprouts from a stump, someone from David’s family will someday be king. Isaiah 11:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV) …and they went to live there in the town of Nazareth. So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said, “He will be called a Nazarene. Matthew 2:23 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

19    Messiah would bring light to Galilee.

But those who have suffered will no longer be in pain. The territories of Zebulun andNaphtali in Galilee were once hated. But this land of the Gentiles across the Jordan River and along the

Mediterranean Sea will be greatly respected.

Those who walked in the dark have seen a bright light. And it shines upon everyone who lives in the land of darkest shadows. Isaiah 9:1-2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

But instead of staying in Nazareth, Jesus moved to Capernaum. This town was beside Lake Galilee in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali. So God’s promise came true, just as the prophet Isaiah had said,

 

“Listen, lands of Zebulunand Naphtali, lands along the road to the sea and east of the Jordan! Listen Galilee, land of the Gentiles!
Although your people live in darkness, they will see a bright light. Although they live in the shadow of death, a light will shine on them.” Matthew 4:13-16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

20    Messiah would speak in parables.

I will give instruction and explain the mystery of what happened long ago. These are things we learned from our ancestors, and we will tell them to the next generation. We won’t keep secret the glorious deeds and the mighty miracles of the Lord. Psalm 78:2-4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Then the Lord told me to go and speak this message to the people:

“You will listen and listen,

but never understand.

You will look and look,

but never see.” Isaiah 6:9-10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Jesus’ disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you use nothing but stories when you speak to the people?”Jesus answered: I have explained the secrets about the kingdom of heaven to you, but not to others. Everyone who has something will be given more. But people who don’t have anything will lose even what little they have. I use stories when I speak to them because when they look, they cannot see, and when they listen, they cannot hear or understand. So God’s promise came true, just as the prophet Isaiah had said,

“These people will listen

and listen,

but never understand.

They will look and look,

but never see.

All of them have

stubborn minds!

Their ears are stopped up,

and their eyes are covered.

They cannot see or hear

or understand.

If they could,

they would turn to me,

and I would heal them.” Matthew 13:10-15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Jesus used stories when he spoke to the people. In fact, he did not tell them anything without using stories. So God’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said,

“I will use stories

to speak my message

and to explain things

that have been hidden

since the creation

of the world.” Matthew 13:34-35 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

21    Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted.

The Spirit of the Lord God
has taken control of me!
The Lord has chosen and sent me to tell the oppressed
the good news, to heal the brokenhearted, and to announce freedom for prisoners and captives.

This is the year when the Lord God will show kindness to us and punish our enemies. The Lord has sent me to comfort those who mourn,… Isaiah 61:1-2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“The Lord’s Spirit has come to me,
because he has chosen me to tell the good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to announce freedom and to announce freedom for prisoners and captives.

This is the year when the Lord God will show kindness to us and punish our enemies. The Lord has sent me to comfort those who mourn,… Find Verse

22    Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord has made a promise that will never be broken: “You will be a priest forever, just like Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV) That is how it was with Christ. He became a high priest, but not just because he wanted the honor of being one. It was God who told him,

“You are my Son, because today I have become your Father!”

In another place, God says,“You are a priest forever just like Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:5-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

23    Messiah would be called King.

“I’ve put my king on Zion,
my sacred hill.” Psalm 2:6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)Everyone in Jerusalem,
celebrate and shout! Your king has won a victory, and he is coming to you. He is humble and rides on a donkey; he comes on the colt of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Above his head they put a sign that told why he was nailed there. It read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” Matthew 27:37 Contemporary English Version (CEV)The disciples led the donkey to Jesus. They put some of their clothes on its back, and Jesus got on. Many people spread clothes on the road, while others went to cut branches from the fields.

In front of Jesus and behind him, people went along shouting,“Hooray!

God bless the one

who comes

in the name of the Lord!

God bless the coming kingdom

of our ancestor David.

Hooray for God

in heaven above!”

After Jesus had gone to Jerusalem, he went into the temple and looked around at everything. But since it was already late in the day, he went back to Bethany with the twelve disciples. Mark 11:7-11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

24    Messiah would be praised by little children.

With praises from children
and from tiny infants, you have built a fortress. It makes your enemies silent, and all who turn against you are left speechless. Psalm 8:2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The men said to Jesus, “Don’t you hear what those children are saying?”“Yes, I do!” Jesus answered. “Don’t you know that the Scriptures say, ‘Children and infants will sing praises’?” Matthew 21:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

25    Messiah would be betrayed.

My most trusted friend has turned against me, though he ate at my table. Psalm 41:9 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

I told them, “Pay me my wages, if you think you should; otherwise, forget it.” So they handed me my wages, a measly thirty pieces of silver.

Then the Lord said, “Throw the money into the treasury.” So I threw the money into the treasury at the Lord’s temple. Zechariah 11:12-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd came up. It was led by Judas, one of the twelve apostles. He went over to Jesus and greeted him with a kiss.Jesus asked Judas, “Are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke 22:47-48 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve disciples. He went to the chief priests and asked, “How much will you give me if I help you arrest Jesus?” They paid Judas thirty silver coins, and from then on he started looking for a good chance to betray Jesus. Matthew 26:14-16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

26    Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field.

I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord. Zechariah 11:12-13 New International Version (NIV) Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” Matthew 27:9-10 New International Version (NIV)

27    Messiah would be falsely accused.

Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about. Psalm 35:11 New International Version (NIV) Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him: “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another, not made with hands.’” Mark 14:57-58 New International Version (NIV)

28    Messiah would be silent before his accusers.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 New International Version (NIV)
So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.”But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. Mark 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

29    Messiah would be spat upon and struck.

I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;I did not hide my face
from mocking and spitting. Isaiah 50:6 New International Version (NIV)
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him… Matthew 26:67 New International Version (NIV)

30    Messiah would be hated without cause.

Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye. Psalm 35:19 New International Version (NIV)

 

Those who hate me without reason out number the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. Psalm 69:4 New International Version (NIV)

If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’ John 15:24-25 New International Version (NIV)

31    Messiah would be crucified with criminals.

Find Verses Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Matthew 27:38 New International Version (NIV)

 

They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. Mark 15:27-28 New International Version (NIV)

32    Messiah would be given vinegar to drink.

Enemies poisoned my food,
and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar. Psalm 69:21 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
There they gave Jesus some wine mixed with a drug to ease the pain. But when Jesus tasted what it was, he refused to drink it. Matthew 27:34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

Jesus knew that he had now finished his work. And in order to make the Scriptures come true, he said, “I am thirsty!” A jar of cheap wine was there. Someone then soaked a sponge with the wine and held it up to Jesus’ mouth on the stem of a hyssop plant. 30 After Jesus drank the wine, he said, “Everything is done!” He bowed his head and died. John 19:28-30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

33    Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced.

Brutal enemies attack me
like a pack of dogs,
tearing at my hands
and my feet. Psalm 22:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

I, the Lord, will make the descendants of David and the people of Jerusalem feel deep sorrow and pray when they see the one they pierced with a spear. They will mourn and weep for him, as parents weep over the death of their only child or their first-born. Zechariah 12:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

So they told him, “We have seen the Lord!”But Thomas said, “First, I must see the nail scars in his hands and touch them with my finger. I must put my hand where the spear went into his side. I won’t believe unless I do this!”

A week later the disciples were together again. This time, Thomas was with them. Jesus came in while the doors were still locked and stood in the middle of the group. He greeted his disciples and said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at my hands! Put your hand into my side. Stop doubting and have faith!” John 20:25-27 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

34    Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed.

Everyone who sees me makes fun and sneers. They shake their heads, and say,
“Trust the Lord! If you are his favorite,let him protect you and keep you safe.” Psalm 22:7-8 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.”While the crowd stood there watching Jesus, the soldiers gambled for his clothes. The leaders insulted him by saying, “He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God’s chosen Messiah!” Luke 23:35 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

35    Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments.

They took my clothes and gambled for them. Psalm 22:18 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.”While the crowd stood there watching Jesus, the soldiers gambled for his clothes.

The leaders insulted him by saying, “He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God’s chosen Messiah!” Luke 23:34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross and gambled to see who would get his clothes.  Then they sat down to guard him. Matthew 27:35-36 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

36    Messiah’s bones would not be broken.

The entire meal must be eaten inside, and no one may leave the house during the celebration.No bones of the Passover lamb may be broken. Exodus 12:46 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

Not one of their bones will ever be broken. Psalm 34:20 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, and they did not break his legs.One of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus’ side, and blood and water came out. We know this is true, because it was told by someone who saw it happen. Now you can have faith too. All this happened so that the Scriptures would come true, which say, “No bone of his body will be broken.” John 19:33-36 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

37    Messiah would be forsaken by God.

My God, my God, why have you deserted me? Why are you so far away? Won’t you listen to my groans and come to my rescue? Psalm 22:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Then about that time Jesus shouted, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” Matthew 27:46 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

38    Messiah would pray for his enemies.

I had pity and prayed for my enemies,but their words to me were harsh and cruel. Psalm 109:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.”
While the crowd stood there watching Jesus, the soldiers gambled for his clothes. The leaders insulted him by saying, “He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God’s chosen Messiah!” Luke 23:34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

39    Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side.

I, the Lord, will make the descendants of David and the people of Jerusalem feel deep sorrow and pray when they see the one they pierced with a spear. They will mourn and weep for him, as parents weep over the death of their only child or their first-born. Zechariah 12:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV) One of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus’ side, and blood and water came out. John 19:34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

40    Messiah would be buried with the rich.

He wasn’t dishonest or violent, but he was buried in a tomb of cruel and rich people. Isaiah 53:9 Contemporary English Version (CEV) That evening a rich disciple named Joseph from the town of Arimathea went and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate gave orders for it to be given to Joseph, who took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth. Then Joseph put the body in his own tomb that had been cut into solid rock and had never been used. He rolled a big stone against the entrance to the tomb and went away. Matthew 27:57-60 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

41    Messiah would resurrect from the dead.

    I am your chosen one.
You won’t leave me in the grave or let my body decay. Psalm 16:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)But God will rescue me from the power of death. Psalm 49:15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Suddenly a strong earthquake struck, and the Lord’s angel came down from heaven. He rolled away the stone and sat on it. The angel looked as bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards shook from fear and fell down, as though they were dead.

The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was nailed to a cross. He isn’t here! God has raised him to life, just as Jesus said he would. Come, see the place where his body was lying. Now hurry! Tell his disciples that he has been raised to life and is on his way to Galilee. Go there, and you will see him. That is what I came to tell you.” Matthew 28:2-7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Now, listen to what I have to say about Jesus from Nazareth. God proved that he sent Jesus to you by having him work miracles, wonders, and signs. All of you know this. God had already planned and decided that Jesus would be handed over to you. So you took him and had evil men put him to death on a cross. But God set him free from death and raised him to life. Death could not hold him in its power. What David said are really the words of Jesus, “I always see the Lord near me, and I will not be afraid with him at my right side. Because of this, my heart will be glad, my words will be joyful, and I will live in hope. The Lord won’t leave me in the grave. I am his holy one, and he won’t let my body decay. He has shown me the path to life, and he makes me glad by being near me.”

My friends, it is right for me to speak to you about our ancestor David. He died and was buried, and his tomb is still here. But David was a prophet, and he knew that God had made a promise he would not break. He had told David that someone from his own family would someday be king.

David knew this would happen, and so he told us that Christ would be raised to life. He said that God would not leave him in the grave or let his body decay. All of us can tell you that God has raised Jesus to life! Acts 2:22-32 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

42    Messiah would ascend to heaven.

Open the ancient gates, so that the glorious king may come in. Who is this glorious king? He is our Lord, a strong and mighty warrior.

Open the ancient gates, so that the glorious king may come in. Who is this glorious king? He is our Lord, the All-Powerful! Psalm 24:7-10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
After the Lord Jesus had said these things to the disciples, he was taken back up to heaven where he sat down at the right side of God. Mark 16:19 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Luke 24:51 New International Version (NIV)

43    Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand.

When you ascended on high,
you took many captives; you received gifts from people,
even from the rebellious—

that you, Lord God, might dwell there. Psalm 68:18 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord says to my lord:

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies

a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110:1 New International Version (NIV)

’The Lord said to my Lord:
Sit at my right side until I make your enemies into a footstool for you.’ Matthew 22:44 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

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