Prophecy – Fulfilled

Prophecy (Forty-Four That Jesus Christ Fulfilled) 


The books of the Old Testament contain many passages about the Messiah—all prophecies Jesus Christ fulfilled.  For instance, the crucifixion of Jesus was foretold in Psalm 22:16-18 approximately 1,000 years before Christ was born, long before this method of execution was even practiced. 


Some Bible scholars suggest there are more than 300 prophetic Scriptures fulfilled in the life of Jesus. 


Although this list is not exhaustive, we will find 44 Messianic predictions clearly fulfilled in Jesus Christ, along with supporting references from the Old and New Testament. 


Forty-Four Prophecies Jesus Christ Fulfilled  


Prophecies about Jesus

Old Testament Scripture

New Testament Fulfillment

Messiah would be born of a woman

Genesis 3:15

Matthew 1:20; Galatians 4:4 

Messiah would be born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2

Matthew 2; Luke 2:4-6 

Messiah would be born of a virgin

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:26-31 

Messiah would come from the line of Abraham

Genesis 12:3; 22:18

Matthew 1:1; Romans 9:5 

Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac

Genesis 17:19; 21:12

Luke 3:34 

Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob

Numbers 24:17

Matthew 1:2 

Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah

Genesis 49:10

Luke 3:33; Hebrews 7:14 

Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne

2 Samuel 7:12-13; Isaiah 9:7

Luke 1:32-33; Romans 1:3 

Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal

Psalm 45:6-7; Daniel 2:44

Luke 1:33; Hebrews 1:8-12 

Messiah would be called Immanuel

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:23 

Messiah would spend a season in Egypt

Hosea 11:1

Matthew 2:14-15 

A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace

Jeremiah 31:15

Matthew 2:16-18 

A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah

Isaiah 40:3-5

Luke 3:3-6 


Messiah would be rejected by his own people

Psalm 69:8 Isaiah 53:3

John 1:11; John 7:5 

Messiah would be a prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15

Acts 3:20-22 

Messiah would be preceded by Elijah

Malachi 4:5-6

Matthew 11:13-14 

Messiah would be declared the Son of God

Psalm 2:7

Matthew 3:16-17 

Messiah would be called a Nazarene

Isaiah 11:1

Matthew 2:23 

Messiah would bring light to Galilee

Isaiah 9:1-2

Matthew 4:13-16 

Messiah would speak in parables

Psalm 78:2-4; Isaiah 6:9-10

Matthew 13:10-15; 34-35 

Messiah would be sent to heal the broken-hearted

Isaiah 61:1-2

Luke 4:18-19 

Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek

Psalm 110:4

Hebrews 5:5-6 

Messiah would be called King

Psalm 2:6; Zechariah 9:9 

Matthew 27:37; Mark 11:7-11 

Messiah would be praised by little children

Psalm 8:2

Matthew 21:16 

Messiah would be betrayed

Psalm 41:9; Zechariah 11:12-13

Luke 22:47-48; Matthew 26:14-16 

Messiah’s price money would used to buy a potter’s field

Zechariah 11:12-13

Matthew 27:9-10 

Messiah would be falsely accused

Psalm 35:11

Mark 14:57-58 


Messiah would be silent before his accusers

Isaiah 53:7

Mark 15:4-5 

Messiah would be spat upon and struck

Isaiah 50:6

Matthew 26:67 

Messiah would be hated without cause

Psalm 35:19; Psalm 69:4

John 15:24-25 

Messiah would be crucified with criminals

Isaiah 53:12

Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27-28 

Messiah would be given vinegar to drink

Psalm 69:21

Matthew 27:34; John 19:28-30 

Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced

Psalm 22:16; Zechariah 12:10

John 20:25-27 

Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed

Psalm 22:7-8

Luke 23:35 


Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments

Psalm 22:18

Luke 23:34; Matthew 27:35-36 

Messiah’s bones would not be broken

Exodus 12:46; Psalm 34:20

John 19:33-36 

Messiah would be forsaken by God

Psalm 22:1

Matthew 27:46 


Messiah would pray for his enemies

Psalm 109:4

Luke 23:34 

Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side

Zechariah 12:10

John 19:34 


Messiah would be buried with the rich

Isaiah 53:9

Matthew 27:57-60 

Messiah would resurrect from the dead

Psalm 16:10; Psalm 49:15

Matthew 28:2-7; Acts 2:22-32 

Messiah would ascend to heaven

Psalm 24:7-10

Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51 

Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand

Psalm 68:18; Psalm 110:1

Mark 16:19; Matthew 22:44 

Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin

Isaiah 53:5-12

Romans 5:6-8 


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