Biblical predictions about Jesus
The old Testament was written hundreds of years before
Christ was born.
Below are references to the coming of Christ in the Old Testament.
the Messiah would be born of a virgin
the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive
and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
said the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem
you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of
Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
said the Messiah would be taken out of Egypt
Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son."
said the Messiah would be a mighty prophet in word and deed
will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and
will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I
command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which
He speaks in My name, I will require it of him."
said the Messiah would be of Galilee
"Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As
when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of
Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the
sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walked
in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the
shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined."
said the Messiah would have his hands and feet pierced
"For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation
of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;"
said they will mourn for the pierced one
“And I will
pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit
of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced.
Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve
for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."
said the Messiah would be despised and rejected
is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with
grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and
we did not esteem Him."
said the Messiah would make a triumphant entry into Jerusalem
greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your
King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding
on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey."
said the Messiah would be made an offering for sin.
it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make
His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong
His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand."
said soldiers would cast lots for the Messiah's garments.
"They divide My garments among them, And
for My clothing they cast lots."
said The Messiah will be beaten, mocked, and spat upon
"I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who
plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting."
said The Messiah would have no bones broken
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But
the LORD delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one
of them is broken."
said the Messiah would be betrayed and sold for thirty pieces of silver
said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not,
refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And
the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they
set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the
house of the LORD for the potter.
said The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend
"Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me."
said the Messiah would suffer in silence.
was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was
led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is
silent, So He opened not His mouth."
The First Messianic Prophecy
"And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your
seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His
Compiled by Thomas George