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60 OT Prophecies Concerning the Messiah Were Fulfilled in the Person of Jesus of Nazareth

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After the fall of Adam and Eve, but before God cursed the earth and pronounced judgment on Adam and Eve, He spoke of how He would restore mankind back to Himself. He would do this through the offspring (seed) of the woman as stated in Genesis 3:15. From this first glimmer of light, the Bible builds up a large and specific range of prophecies regarding this One (Messiah) who was to come and restore the close and intimate relationship that God had with mankind before Adam had sinned. He, the Messiah, would accomplish this by becoming the only sacrifice acceptable to the Father for the forgiveness of sin, because He was, and is, without sin. One scholar has suggested that there are 300 prophecies recorded in the Old Testament concerning the coming Messiah. (1) All of these prophecies were completely fulfilled in the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
Below is a list of 60 Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

Concerning His Birth

Prophesied

Fulfilled

1. Born of the seed of woman Gen 3:15 Gal 4:4
2. Born of a virgin Isa 7:14 Mt 1:18-25
3. Seed of Abraham Gen 22:18 Mt 1:1
4. Seed of Isaac Gen 21:12 Lk 3:23-34
5. Seed of Jacob Num 24:17 Lk 3:34
6. Seed of David Jer 23:5 Lk 3:31
7. Tribe of Judah Gen 49:10 Rev 5:5
8. Family line of Jesse Isa 11:1 Lk 3:32
9. Born in Bethlehem Mic 5:2 Mt 2:1-6
10. Herod kills the children Jer 31:15 Mt 2:16-18

Concerning His Nature

Prophesied

Fulfilled

11. He pre-existed creation Mic 5:2 1 Pet 1:20
12. He shall be called Lord Ps 110:1 Acts 2:36
13. Called Immanuel (God with us) Isa 7:14 Mt 1:22-23
14. Prophet Deut 18:18-19 Acts 3:18-25
15. Priest Ps 110:4 Heb 5:5-6
16. Judge Isa 33:22 Jn 5:22-23
17. King Ps 2:6 Jn 18:33-37
18. Anointed by the Spirit Isa 11:2 Mt 3:16-17
19. His zeal for God Ps 69:9 Jn 2:15-17
20. Preceded by a messenger Isa 40:3 Mt 3:1-3
21. To begin in Galilee Isa 9:1-2 Mt 4:12–17
22. Ministry of Miracles Isa 35:5-6 Mt 9:35; 11:4
23. Teacher of parables Ps 78:1-4 Mt 13:34–35
24. He was to enter the temple Mal 3:1 Mt 21:10–12
25. Enter Jerusalem on donkey Zech 9:9 Mt 21:1–7
26. Stone of stumbling to Jews Isa 28:16; Ps 118:22 1 Pet 2:6–8
27. Light to Gentiles Isa 49:6 Acts 13:46–48

The day Jesus was crucified

Prophesied

Fulfilled

28. Betrayed by a friend Ps 41:9 Jn 13:18-27
29. Sold for 30 pieces of silver Zech 11:12 Mt 26:14-15
30. 30 pieces thrown in Temple Zech 11:13 Mt 27:3-5
31. 30 pieces buys potter’s field Zech 11:13 Mt 27:6-10
32. Forsaken by His disciples Zech 13:7 Mk 14:27-50
33. Accused by false witnesses Ps 35:11, 20-21 Mt 26:59-61
34. Silent before accusers Isa 53:7 Mt 27:12-14
35. Wounded and bruised Isa 53:4-6 1 Pet 2:21-25
36. Beaten and spat upon Isa 50:6 Mt 26:67-68
37. Mocked Ps 22:6-8 Mt 27:27-31
38. Fell under the cross Ps 109:24-25 Jn 19:17; Lk 23:26
39. Hands and feet pierced Ps 22:16 Jn 20:24-28
40. Crucified with thieves Isa 53:12 Mt 27:38
41. Prayed for enemies Isa 53:12 Lk 23:34
42. Rejected by His own people Isa 53:3 Jn 19:14-15
43. Hated without cause Ps 69:4 Jn 15:25
44. Friends stood aloof Ps 38:11 Lk 22:54; 23:49
45. People wag their heads Ps 22:7; 109:25 Mt 27:39
46. People stare at Him Ps 22:17 Lk 23:35
47. Clothing divided and gambled for Ps 22:18 Jn 19:23-24
48. Became very thirsty Ps 22:15 Jn 19:28
49. Gall and vinegar offered to Him Ps 69:21 Mt 27:34
50. His forsaken cry Ps 22:1 Mt 27:46
51. Committed Himself to God Ps 31:5 Lk 23:46
52. Bones not broken Ps 34:20 Jn 19:32-36
53. Heart broken Ps 69:20; 22:14 Jn 19:34
54. His side pierced Zech Zech 12:10 Jn 19:34-37
55. Darkness over the land Amos 8:9 Lk 23:44-45
56. Buried in rich man’s tomb Isa 53:9 Mt 27:57-60

His Resurrection and Ascension

Prophesied

Fulfilled

57. Raised from the dead Ps 16:8-11 Acts 2:24-31
58. Begotten as Son of God Ps 2:7 Acts 13:32-35
59. Ascended to God Ps 68:18 Eph 2:8-10
60. Seated beside God Ps 110:1 Heb 1:3-13

[1] J. E. Hunter, Let Us Go On To Maturity, Zondervan Books, 14th Printing, 1978, page 13.

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