Prophecies Concerning Jesus and Their Fulfilment
The Two Branches in the Stream of Messianic Prophecy
Prophecies and their Fulfilment
"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."
|Would be the "Seed of a Woman"||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."(LUKE 2:7; REVELATION 12:5)
"Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?"(GENESIS 12:3)
|Promised Seed of Abraham||ACTS 3:25:
"Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed."(MATTHEW 1:1; LUKE 3:34)
"And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him."
|Promised Seed of Isaac||MATTHEW 1:2:
"Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;"(LUKE 3:34)
"I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth."(GENESIS 28:14)
|Promised Seed of Jacob||LUKE 3:34:
"Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,"(MATTHEW 1:2)
"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."
|Will Descend from the Tribe of Judah||LUKE 3:33:
"Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda."(MATTHEW 1:2-3)
"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."(ISAIAH 11:1-5; 2 SAMUEL 7:13)
|The Heir to the Throne of David||MATTHEW 1:1:
"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."(MATTHEW 1:6)
"But thou, Beth-lehem 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."
|Place of Birth||MATTHEW 2:1:
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem."(LUKE 2:4-7)
"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."
|Time of Birth||LUKE 2:1-2:
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)"(LUKE 2:3-7)
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
|Born of a Virgin||MATTHEW 1:18:
"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."(LUKE 1:26-35)
"Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not."
|Massacre of Infants||MATTHEW 2:16:
"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 enquired of the wise men."(MATTHEW 2:17-18)
"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt."
|Flight into Egypt||MATTHEW 2:14:
"When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:"(MATTHEW 2:15)
"Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted 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.
|Ministry in Galilee||MATTHEW 4:12-16:
"Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, 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."
"The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;"
|As a Prophet||JOHN 6:14:
"Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world."(JOHN 1:45; ACTS 3:19-26)
"The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek."
|As a Priest, like Melchizedek||HEBREWS 6:20: "
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."(HEBREWS 5:5-6; HEBREWS 7:15-17)
"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."(PSALM 2:2)
|His Rejection by Jews||JOHN 1:11:
"He came unto his own, and his own received him not."(JOHN 5:43; LUKE 4:29; LUKE 17:25; LUKE 23:18)
"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;"(PSALM 45:7; ISAIAH 11:3-4)
|Some of His Characteristics||LUKE 2:52:
"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man."(LUKE 4:18)
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy 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."(ISAIAH 62:11)
|His Triumphal Entry||JOHN 12:13-14:
"Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,"(MATTHEW 21:1-11; JOHN 12:12)
"Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me."
|Betrayed by a Friend||MARK 14:10:
"And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them."(MATTHEW 26:14-16; MARK 14:43-45)
"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."(ZECHARIAH 11:13)
|Sold for Thirty Pieces of Silver||MATTHEW 26:15:
"And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver."(MATTHEW 27:3-10)
"And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord."
|Money to be Returned for a Potter's Field||MATTHEW 27:6-7:
"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."(MATTHEW 27:3-5,8-10)
"When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few; and let another take his office."
|Judas' Office to be Taken by Another||ACTS 1:18-20:
"Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take."(ACTS 1:16-17)
"Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty."(PSALM 35:11)
|False Witnesses Accuse Him||MATTHEW 26:60-61:
"But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days."
"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."
|Silent When Accused||MATTHEW 26:62-63:
"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. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God."
"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."
|Smitten and Spat Upon||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."(MARK 15:17; JOHN 19:1-3; JOHN 18:22)
"They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away."(PSALM 109:3-5)
|Was Hated Without a Cause||JOHN 15:23-25:
"He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 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."
"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."
|Suffered Vicariously||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 Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."
(ROMANS 4:25; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3)
"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 transgressors."
|Crucified with Sinners||MATTHEW 27:38:
"Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left."(MARK 15:27-28; LUKE 23:33)
"For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet."
|Hands and Feet Pierced||JOHN 20:27:
"Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing."(JOHN 19:37; JOHN 20:25-26)
"But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 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."
|Mocked and Insulted||MATTHEW 27:39-40:
"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."
(MATTHEW 27:41-44; MARK 15:29-32)
"They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink."
|Given Gall and Vinegar||JOHN 19:29:
"Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth."(MATTHEW 27:34-48)
"He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him."
|Hears Prophetic Words Repeated in Mockery||MATTHEW 27:43:
"He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said: I am the Son of God."
"For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer."(ISAIAH 53:12)
|Prays for His Enemies||LUKE 23:34:
"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
|His Side to be Pierced||JOHN 19:34:
"But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water."
"They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture."
|Soldiers Cast Lots for His Coat||MARK 15:24:
"And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take."(JOHN 19:24)
"He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken."(EXODUS 12:46)
|Not a Bone to be Broken||JOHN 19:33:
"But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs."
"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."
|To be Buried with the Rich||MATTHEW 27:57-60:
"When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, 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."
"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."(MATTHEW 16:21)
|His Resurrection||MATTHEW 28:9:
"And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him."(LUKE 24:36-48)
"Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them."
|His Ascension||LUKE 24:50-51:
"And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven."(ACTS 1:9)
|of a kingly Messiah||of a suffering Messiah|
|PSALM 2:6-8, PSALM 68:19, PSALM 118:22||PSALM 22:18, PSALM 69:22|
|ISAIAH 9:5-6, ISAIAH 32:1-3, ISAIAH 42:1-4||ISAIAH 50:6, ISAIAH 52:14, ISAIAH 53:1-10|
|JEREMIAH 23:5||DANIEL 9:26|
|DANIEL 2:44||ZECHARIAH 11:12, ZECHARIAH 12:10, ZECHARIAH 13:7|
|ZECHARIAH 6:12-13, ZECHARIAH 9:9-10|
Source: Thompson Chain Reference Bible