The Prophecies About Christ

Be the seed of a woman who would bruise the head of the serpent
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Gen 3:15
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Gal 4:4, 1Jn 3:8
 
Be descendant of Abraham
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Gen 12:3
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 1:1, Acts 3:25, Acts 18:18, Acts 22:18, Gal 3:16
 
Be descendant of Isaac
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Gen 17:19, Gen 21:12
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 1:2, Luke 3:34, Heb 11:17-19
 
Be descendant of Jacob
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Gen 28:14, Num 24:17, Num 19
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 1:2, Luke 3:24, Rev 22:16
 
Be descendant from the tribe of Judah
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Gen 49:10
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 3:33, Matt 1:2-3, Heb 7:14
 
Be descendant of David and heir to his throne
Prophecy in the Old Testament: 2Sa 7:12-13, Isa 9:6-7, Isa 11:1-5, Jer 23:5
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 1:1,6, Luke 1:32, Acts 11:23, Rom 1:4
 
Be anointed and eternal
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 45:6-7, Ps 102:25-27, Mic 5:1-2
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Heb 1:8-12, John 8:58, John 11:14, Eph 1:3-14, Col 1:15-19, Rev 5:11
 
Be anointed with the Spirit of God
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 11:2, Isa 61:1, Ps 45:7-8
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 3:16
 
Be born in Bethlehem
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Mic 5:1-2
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 2:1, Luke 2:4-7
 
Be born at a specific time
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Dan 9:25
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 2:1-2
 
Be born of a virgin
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 7:14
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 1:18, 2:1, Luke 1:26-27, Luke 1:30-35
 
Slaughter of children
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Jer 31:15
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 2:16-18
 
Flight to Egypt
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Hos 11:1
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 2:14-15
 
The way prepared
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 40:3-5
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 3:3-6
 
Messiah Preceded by a forerunner
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Mal 3:1
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 7:24,27
 
Messiah Preceded by Elijah
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Mal 4:5-6
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 11:13-14
 
Messiah Declared the Son of God
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 2:7, Prov 30:4
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 3:17, Luke 1:32
 
Would have a ministry in healing
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 35:5-6, Isa 42:18
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 11:5 and many healings in all the gospel accounts
 
Galilean ministry
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 8:22-9:1-2, Isa 9:1-2
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 4:12-16
 
Speaks in parables
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 78:2-4
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 13:34-35
 
Be a prophet
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Deut 18:15, Deut 18
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Acts 3:20,22
 
Have God’s own name applied to him
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 9:5-7, Jer 23:5-6
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Rom 10:9, Phil 2:9-11
 
To bind up the brokenhearted
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 61:1-2
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 4:18-19
 
Rejected by His own people, the Jews
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:3, Isa 63:3, Ps 69:8-9
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 6:3, Luke 23:18, John 1:11, John 7:3-5
 
Be adored by great persons
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 72:10-11
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 2:1-11
 
Priest after order of Melchizedek
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 110:4
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Heb 5:5-6
 
Triuphal entry into Jerusalem
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Zech 9:9
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 11:7,9,11
 
Adored by infants
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 8:2
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 21:15-16
 
Not believed
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:1
Fulfillment in the New Testament: John 12:37-38
 
Betrayed by a close friend
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 41:9, Ps 55:12-15
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 26:21-25, Matt 26:47-50, Luke 22:47-48, John 13:18-21, Acts 1:16-18
 
Betrayed for30 pieces of silver
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Zech 11:12
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 26:14-15
 
Accused by false witnesses
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 35:11
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 14:57-58
 
Silent to accusations
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:7
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 15:4-5
 
Spat on and struck
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 50:6
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 26:67, Matt 27:26,30
 
Hated without cause
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 49:7, Ps 35:19, Ps 69:4-5
Fulfillment in the New Testament: John 7:48, John 15:24-25
 
Vicarious sacrifice
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:5
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Rom. 5:6,8
 
Crucified with criminals
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:12
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 15:27,28
 
Pierced through hands and feet
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 22:16-17, Zech 12:10
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 17:35, Luke 24:39. John 19:18&34-37, John 20:27,35, Rev 1:7
 
Sneered and mocked
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 22:7-8
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 27:31 & 39-44, Mark 15:29-32, Luke 23:35
 
Was reproached
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 69:9
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Rom. 15:3
 
Prayed for enemies
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 109:4
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Luke 23:34
 
Gambled for His clothing
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 22:17-18
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 27:35-36
 
Forsaken by God
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 22:1
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 27:46
 
No bones broken
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ex 12:46, Ps 34:20
Fulfillment in the New Testament: John 19:32-36
 
His side pierced
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Zech 12:10
Fulfillment in the New Testament: John 19:34
 
Buried with the rich
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Isa 53:9
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Matt 27:57-60
 
To be resurrected
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 16:10, Ps 49:15
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 16:6-7
 
His ascension to God’s right hand
Prophecy in the Old Testament: Ps 16:11, Ps 68:18, Ps 110:1
Fulfillment in the New Testament: Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9-11, 7:55, 1Cor 15:4, Eph 4:8
 
“Throughout the Old Testament, there were more than three hundred predictions concerning the Messiah that were fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ. What would be the odds of one person fulfilling those prophecies by chance? The number is so astronomical, that it puts chance out of the picture. In his book Science Speaks, Peter Stoner estimates the odds of one person fulfilling just eight of these Messianic prophecies as being one in ten to the seventeenth power. How overwhelming is this probability? Stoner illustrates this by “supposing that we take ten to the seventeenth power silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them come true in any one man, from their day to the present time. It is clear that chance had nothing to do with the fulfillment of these three hundred predictions. It is also important to note that the design spelled out in prophecy was far beyond any one person’s ability to control. From the place of the Messiah’s birth to the amount of money offered for His betrayal, we find factors that were out of any person’s ability to arrange. Jesus could not by chance or by His own personal effort have fulfilled those three hundred predictions. It had to be by God’s design.”
 
-Excerpt from: “The Claims Of Christ” by Chuck Smith