Prophecies of Jesus

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Birth prophecies of Jesus

Family of Jesus are
descendants of Judah
Foretold: Genesis 49:10
Fulfilled: Luke 3:33

Jesus in Lineage of Abraham
Foretold: Genesis 12:3, 17:17
Fulfilled: Matthew 1:1 - 2, Luke 3:34

Jesus is Heir to
Throne of King David
Foretold: Isaiah 9:6 - 7
Fulfilled: Luke 1:32

Jesus is anointed and Eternal
Foretold: Psalm 45:6 - 7
Fulfilled: Hebrews 1:8 - 10

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Born like other humans
Foretold: Genesis 3:14 - 15
Fulfilled: Galatians 4:4

Born in Bethlehem
Foretold: Micah 5:2
Fulfilled: Luke 2:4 - 7

The time of birth
Foretold: Daniel 9:24 - 25
Fulfilled: Luke 2:1 - 5

Jesus born of a virgin
Foretold: Isaiah 7:13 - 14
Fulfilled: Luke 1:26 - 31

A prophet like Moses
Foretold: Deuteronomy 18:15
Fulfilled: Acts 3:19 - 22

Murder of infants
Foretold: Jeremiah 31:15
Fulfilled: Matthew 2:16 - 18

Jesus called out of Egypt
Foretold: Hosea 11:1
Fulfilled: Matthew 2:13 - 15

Spirit of the Lord on Him
Foretold: Isaiah 11:2, 42:1
Fulfilled: Matthew 3:16, John 1:32

Full of wisdom and power
Foretold: Isaiah 11:1 - 10
Fulfilled: Romans 15:12, Eph. 1:17

Possess Key of David
Foretold: Isaiah 22:22
Fulfilled: Revelation 3:7

Jesus comes as King
Foretold: Isaiah 62:11
Fulfilled: Matthew 21:5, Revelation 22:12

Jesus is the chief cornerstone
Foretold: Psalm 118:22 - 23
Fulfilled: Matthew 21:42, 1Peter 2:4 - 7


Prophecies about Jesus' ministry

Way of the Lord prepared
Foretold: Isaiah 40:3 - 4
Fulfilled: Luke 3:2 - 5

A messenger before the Lord
Foretold: Malachi 3:1
Fulfilled: Luke 7:24 - 27


Arrival of the Holy Family in Bethlehem by Cornelis Massys
Arrival of the Holy Family in Bethlehem
Cornelis Massys

Declared the Son of God
Foretold: Psalm 2:7
Fulfilled: Matthew 3:13 - 17

Ministry of Jesus in Galilee
Foretold: Isaiah 9:1 - 2
Fulfilled: Matthew 4:12 - 16

Jesus heals broken hearted
Foretold: Isaiah 61:1 - 3
Fulfilled: Luke 4:17 - 21

Priest after Melchizedek
Foretold: Psalm 110:1,4
Fulfilled: Hebrews 5:5 - 6

Rejected and not believed by Jews
Foretold: Isaiah 53:1 - 4
Fulfilled: John 1:11, 12:37 - 40

Deaf and blind are healed
Foretold: Isaiah 29:18 - 19
Fulfilled: Matthew 11:5, Mark 7:37

Jesus cares for and heals needy
Foretold: Isaiah 35:4 - 10, Psalm 72:13
Fulfilled: Matthew 9:30, John 9:1 - 7, Luke 10:33

Jesus is the Good Shepherd
Foretold: Isaiah 40:10 - 11, Ezekiel 34:23 - 24
Fulfilled: John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25

The meek Servant
Foretold: Isaiah 42:1 - 4
Fulfilled: Matthew 12:17 - 21, Phil. 2:7

He speaks in parables
Foretold: Psalm 78:1 - 2
Fulfilled: Matthew 13:34 - 35

Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Foretold: Zechariah 9:9
Fulfilled: Mark 11:7 - 11

Jesus anointed to preach liberty
Foretold: Isaiah 61:1 - 3
Fulfilled: Luke 4:17 - 19, Acts 10:38

Will propose New Covenant
Foretold: Jeremiah 31:31 - 34
Fulfilled: Matt. 26:27 - 29, Heb. 8:8 - 12

Stumbling block to some
Foretold: Isaiah 8:14 - 15
Fulfilled: Romans 9:33

Jesus hated without reason
Foretold: Psalm 35:19
Fulfilled: John 15:23 - 25

Jesus is praised by children
Foretold: Psalm 8:1 - 2
Fulfilled: Matthew 21:15 - 16

Additional Study Materials
Prophecies fullfilled on day Christ died
Old Testament Timeline
Is it wrong to wear a cross?
How did the Lord use humor to teach?

References
Harmony of the Gospels in Modern English
Holman Quicksource Bible Atlas


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