Old Testament Prophecies Answered By Jesus' Life
All Scripture Taken From The New International Version Bible 1
 
1. Messiah To Be Born Of A Woman
Old Testament Prophecy

 Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." 

 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Galatians 4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 

 

 
 
2. Messiah To Be Born Of Abraham's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

 Genesis 12:2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 

 Genesis 18:18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: 

 Luke 3:23, 34 Now Jesus . . . . was the son, . . . . of Joseph, the son of Heli,. . . . the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 

 
 
3. Messiah To Be Born Of Isaac's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

 Genesis 21:12 But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:1, 2 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 

 Luke 3:23, 34 Now Jesus . . . . was the son, . . . . of Joseph, the son of Heli,. . . . the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 

 
 
4. Messiah To Be Born Of Jacob's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

 Numbers 24:17, 19 "I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. . . . . A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:1, 2 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 

 Luke 3:23, 34 Now Jesus . . . . was the son, . . . . of Joseph, the son of Heli,. . . . the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 

 
 
5. Messiah To Be Born Of Judah's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

 Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:1, 2 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 

 Luke 3:23, 33 Now Jesus . . . . was the son, . . . . of Joseph, the son of Heli,. . . .the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 

 
 
6. Messiah To Be Born Of Jesse's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:1, 6 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: . . . . and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 

 Luke 3:23, 32 Now Jesus himself was . . . . the son, . . . . of Joseph, the son of Heli, . . . the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, 

 
 
7. Messiah To Be Born Of David's Line
Old Testament Prophecy

Psalm 132:11 The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne-- 

 Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. 

 Jeremiah 23:5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 

 Jeremiah 33:15 "`In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David's line; he will do what is just and right in the land. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 

 Luke 1:32-33 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." 

 Acts 2:30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 

 Romans 1:3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, 

 
 
8. Messiah To Be A Prophet Like Moses
Old Testament Prophecy

 Deuteronomy 18:15, 19 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. . . . . If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 21:11 The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee." 

 John 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote-- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 

 John 6:14 After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world." 

 
 
9. Messiah To Be A Priest Like Melchizedek
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 

 Hebrews 5:5-6 So Christ also did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father." And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." 

 
 
10. Messiah To Be A King
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 2:6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill." 

 Jeremiah 23:5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 

 John 18:33-37 Pilate . . . . summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" . . . . Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. . . . . my kingdom is from another place." "You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. . . . . 

 
 
11. Messiah To Be The Son Of God
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 2:7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." 

 Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 

 
 
12. Messiah To Be God Himself
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

 
 
13. Messiah To Have The Title Of Lord
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 110:1 The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Luke 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ (Messiah) the Lord. 

 
 
14. Messiah Had Existed From The Beginning Of Time
Old Testament Prophecy

 Micah 5:2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." 

 Psalm 102:25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Colossians 1:17 He (Jesus) is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 

 John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 

 John 8:58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" 

 
 
15. Messiah To Be Preceded By A Messenger
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 40:3 A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. 

 Malachi 3:1 "See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 3:1-4 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, `Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'" John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 

 
 
16. Messiah To Be Born Of A Virgin
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 1:18, 22-25 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. . . . . All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-- which means, "God with us." When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. 

 
 
17. Messiah To Be Born In The City Of Bethlehem
Old Testament Prophecy

 Micah 5:2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 

 
 
18. Messiah's Birth To Be Marred By The Slaughter Of Children
Old Testament Prophecy

 Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 2:16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 

 
 
19. Messiah To Be Anointed By The Holy Spirit
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD-- 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 3:16-17 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." 

 
 
20. Messiah's Ministry Characterized By Holy Zeal 
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 69:9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 2:15-17 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me." 

 
 
21. Messiah's Ministry Characterized By Miracles 
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 35:5-6 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 9:35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 

 
 
22. Messiah To Enter Jerusalem On A Donkey's Colt
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Luke 19:35-37 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 

 
 
23. Messiah To Be Betrayed By A Friend
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 10:4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. 

Matthew 26:49-50 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him. Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 

 
 
24. Messiah To Be Sold For 30 Pieces Of Silver
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 11:12 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. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 26:15 and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him (Judas) thirty silver coins. 

 
 
25. Messiah's Betrayal Money To Be Thrown Into The Temple
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"-- the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. . . . . 

 
 
26. Messiah's Betrayal Money To Be Given To The Potters
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"-- the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. 

 
 
27. Messiah To Be Forsaken By The Disciples
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Mark 14:50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. 

 
 
28. Messiah To Be Accused By False Witnesses
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 35:11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 26:59-60 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward 

 
 
29. Messiah To Be Silent Before His Accusers
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:7 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 her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 

 
 
30. Messiah To Be Whipped
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. 

 
 
31. Messiah To Be Spit On And Beaten
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 50:6 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.  

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 26:67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him 

 
 
32. Messiah To Be Mocked
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 22:7-8 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him." 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. 

 
 
33. Messiah's Hands And Feet To Be Pierced
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 22:16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Luke 23:33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals-- one on his right, the other on his left. 

 
 
34. Messiah To Be Crucified With Criminals
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 

 
 
35. Messiah To Intercede For His Persecutors
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:12 . . . . For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 

 
 
36. Messiah To Be Rejected By His Own People
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 7:5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him. 

John 7:48 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 

 
 
37. Messiah To Be Hated For No Reason
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber 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. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 15:25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: `They hated me without reason.' 

 
 
38. Messiah's Crucifixion To Cause People The Shake Their Heads
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 109:25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 

 
 
39. Messiah's To Be Divided Up And Gambled For
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 22:18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 19:23-24 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. "Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." . . . . 

 
 
40. Messiah To Thirst And Be Offered Gall And Vinegar
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 69:21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 

 John 19:28-29 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. 

 
 
41. Messiah To Cry Out "My God, My God . . . ."
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? . . . . 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"-- which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" 

 
 
42. Messiah To Commit His Spirit Unto God 
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 31:5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. 

 
 
43. Messiah's Bones Not To Be Broken
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 34:20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 

 
 
44. Messiah's Side To Be Pierced
Old Testament Prophecy

 Zechariah 12:10 . . . . They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.  

 
 
45. Messiah's Death To Be Accompanied With Darkness
Old Testament Prophecy

 Amos 8:9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 

 
 
46. Messiah To Be Buried In A Rich Man's Tomb
Old Testament Prophecy

 Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Matthew 27:57-60 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 

 
 
47. Messiah To Be Raised From The Dead
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 16:10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Acts 13:35-37 So it is stated elsewhere: "`You will not let your Holy One see decay.' "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. 

 
 
48. Messiah To Ascend Into Heaven
Old Testament Prophecy

 Psalm 68:18 When you ascended on high, . . . . 

Fulfilled In Jesus

 Acts 1:9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 

 

 
 

Probability Of Jesus Fulfilling 8 Of The 48 Prophecies Above (No. 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 33 and 34,) By Accident Is
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Probability Of Jesus Fulfilling All 48 Of The Above Prophecies By Accident Is
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