Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus

Christ’s Birth

Born in Bethlehem
Matthew 2:3-4, 5, 6 ~ Micah 5:2
God became flesh
John 1:1,14, 1John 4:2, 1John 5:20, Isaiah 9:6
Infant in Egypt
Matthew 2:13, 14, 15 ~ Hosea 11:1
Massacre of children
Matthew 2:16-7, 18 ~ Jeremiah 31:15
Boyhood in Nazareth
Matthew 2:23 (oral prophecy)

Christ's Ancestry

Virginal conception
Matthew 1:18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25 ~ Isaiah 7:14 Luke 1:26-27
Seed of a woman
Galatians 4:4 Matthew 1:21 Genesis 3:15
Seed of Abraham
Luke 1:72-73, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:16-17, 18
Seed of Isaac and Jacob
Luke 3:34, Genesis 17:19, Genesis 21:12, Numbers 24:17
Of the tribe of Judah
Luke 3:33, Genesis 49:10
Son of David
Luke 3:31, Matthew 1:1, 2Samuel 7:12-13, 14
 

John the Baptist’s Witness

Christ Heralded by John
Luke 1:76, Malachi 3:1, Luke 3:2-6, Matthew 11:10
Voice in the wilderness
Mrk 1:2-4, Isaiah 40:3-5, John 1:23, Matthew 3:1-3
John antitype of Elijah
Matthew 17:10-11, 12-13, Malachi 4:5-6, Luke 1:17, Mrk 9:11-12, 13
 

Christ’s Ministry

Enlightened mankind
Matthew 4:12-13, 14-15, 16 ~ Isaiah 9:1-2
Sight to the blind (fig.)
Luke 4:16-21 ~ Isaiah 61:1-3
Proclaimed justice
Matthew 12:17-18, 19-20, 21 ~ Isaiah 42:1-4
Light to the Gentiles
Luke 2:32, Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 49:6
All taught of God
John 6:45, Isaiah 54:13
Healed the sick
Matthew 8:16-17 ~ Isaiah 53:4
Taught in parables
Matthew 13:34-35, Psalms 78:2, Matthew 13:11-12, 13-14, 15, Isaiah 6:9-10
Mrk 4:11-12, 13, John 12:39-40, 41
 

Conflict and Opposition

Cleansed the temple
John 2:15-17, Romans 15:3, Psalms 69:9
Met with opposition
Matthew 21:42-43, Psalms 118:22
Stone builders rejected
Matthew 21:42, Acts 4:11, Ephesians2:20, 1Peter 2:7, Psalms 118:22-23
Mrk 12:10-12, Luke 20:17
Met with unbelief
John 12:37-41, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 53:1
Met with hard heartedness
Matthew 15:7-9, Romans 11:9-10, Isaiah 29:13
Psalms 69:22-23, Mrk 7:68
Met with hatred
John 15:24-25, Psalms 35:19, Psalms 69:4
Enemies take counsel against him
Psalms 2:1-2, Acts 4:25-28
 

Praise and Betrayal

Praised from the mouth of babes
Matthew 21:16, Psalms 8:2
Triumphal entry to Jerusalem
Matthew 21:4-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:13, Zechariah 9:9, Isaiah 62:11
Matthew 23:39, Luke 13:35, Psalms 118:26, Mrk 11:9
Betrayed
John 13:18, Psalms 41:9
The betrayal price
Matthew 26:14-16, Matthew 27:5-10, Zechariah 11:12-13
Judas to be replaced
Acts 1:16-20, Psalms 69:25, Psalms 109:8, John 17:12
Disciples scattered
Matthew 26:31, Zechariah 13:7, Mrk 14:27
False witnesses
Mrk 14:55-57, Psalms 27:12-14
 

The Crucifixion

The crucifixion
Matthew 27:33-46, Psalms 22:1-18
Crucified with thieves
Matthew 27:38, Luke 22:37, Isaiah 53:9,12
Given vinegar and gall
Matthew 27:34, Psalms 69:21, John 19:28-29
Lots cast for his garments
Matthew 27:35 , Psalms 22:18
Mrk 15:24, Luke 23:34, John 19:23-24
Taunts of mockers
Matthew 27:39-44, Psalms 22:7-8, Luke 23:35
"Forsaken" by God
Matthew 27:46, Psalms 22:1, Mrk 15:34
Note: Isaiah 54:7 not applicable
No bones broken
John 19:31-36, Psalms 34:20
Pierced
John 19:37, Zechariah 12:10; 13:6, Psalm 22:16, Luke 24:39
John 20:24-29
The sacrifice for sin
Hebrews 10:5-10, 1John 2:1-2, Psalms 40:6-8
Burial in rich man’s tomb
Matthew 27:57-58, 59-60, Isaiah 53:9
 

Christ’s glory

Resurrection
Acts 2:24-28, Psalms 16:8-11, Jonah 1:17, Hosea 6:2
Acts 13:34-37, Matthew 12:40
Ascension on high
Acts 2:34-35, Psalms 110:1, Psalms 68:18, Acts 1:9
Ephesians 4:8, Daniel 7:13-14
Given the name above all names
Philippians 2:9, Isaiah 9:6
Son of Man crowned with glory
Hebrews 2:5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 1Corinthians 15:25-6, 27-28, Psalms 8:5-6
 

Christ’s Mighty Power

Eternal God upon the throne
Hebrews 1:8-13, Psalms 45:6-7, Psalms 102:25-26, 27
Creator of heavens and earth
Hebrews 1:10-12, Psalms 102:25-26, 27
Let all the angels worship him
Hebrews 1:6, Psalms 97:7
Declared God’s Son
Matthew 3:17, Luke 1:35, Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, Hebrews 5:5, Psalms 2:7
At God’s right hand
Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34, Psalms 110:1, Psa16:8-9, 10-11,
Mrk12:36, Matthew 22:44
 

Christ as King and Priest

Heir to David’s throne
Luke 1:32-33, Acts 2:30-36
To crush the nations
Revelation 2:26-27, Revelation 12:5, Revelation 19:15, Psalms 2:9, Daniel 2:44-45
A priest of the order of Melchizedek
Hebrews 5:6, Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:17,21, Psalms 110:4
In the midst of his church
Hebrews 2:11-12, Psalms 22:22, Revelation 1:12-20
 

Christ’s Second Advent (yet future)

Resurrection of the dead
Daniel 12:2,13, Hosea 13:14, Isaiah 25:8, 1Corinthians 15:51-52, 53-54, 56-57
Entry of the saints into heaven
Daniel 12:3, Hebrews 4:1-11, Psalms 95:6-11
The wicked enter everlasting fire
Isaiah 34:8-9, 10, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 19:2-4,

Revelation 20:14-15