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What are the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled? 

Topic: Jesus

Bible scholars agree that Jesus fulfilled at least 300 prophecies in His earthly ministry. Here are some of these prophecies:

1-Prophecy: The serpent and the “seed” of Eve will have enmity, but the seed of the woman will crush the serpent (Genesis 3:14-15).

Fulfillment: Jesus is this seed of the woman, who crushed Satan at the cross (Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 2:14).

2-Prophecy: Through Abraham’s seed the world would be blessed (Genesis 12:3).

Fulfillment: Jesus, the seed of Abraham, blessed the whole world with His atoning Sacrifice (Acts 3:25-26; Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16).

3-Prophecy: God promised Abraham He would make an everlasting covenant with Isaac’s offspring (Genesis 17:19).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that offspring (Matthew 1:1-2).

4-Prophecy: The Lord promised Isaac that the world would be blessed by his descendant (Genesis 28:13-14).

Fulfillment: That descendant is Jesus (Matthew 1:1-2; Luke 1:33; 3:23-34).

5-Prophecy: Jacob prophesied that Judah would rule over his brothers (Genesis 49:10).

Fulfillment: Jesus the Messiah is from the tribe of Judah (Matthew 1:1-2; Luke 1:32-33).

6-Prophecy: The Israelites were not to keep the meat of the Passover lamb overnight (Exodus 12:10; Numbers 9:12).

Fulfillment: Jesus the lamb of God was buried in the same day He died (John 19:38-42).

7-Prophecy: The Israelites were not to break the bones of the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ bones were not broken by the Roman soldiers (John 19:31-36).

8-Prophecy: The Israelites’ firstborn male was dedicated to God (Exodus 13:2; Numbers 3:13; 8:17).

Fulfillment: Jesus was the firstborn of Mary (Luke 2:7, 23).

9-Prophecy: Moses prophesied of another prophet like him (Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that prophet (Matthew 21:11; Luke 7:16; 24:19; John 6:14; 7:40).

10-Prophecy: The Lord instructed the Israelites not to leave the body of a hanged person till the second day (Deuteronomy 21:23).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ dead body was buried in the same day (John 19:31-36; Galatians 3:13).

11-Prophecy: The word of God will be in hearts and mouths of His people (Deuteronomy 30:14).

Fulfillment: Jesus is the Word who lives in the hearts of the believers (John 1:1; Matthew 26:26).

12-Prophecy: Moses promised God would atone for His people (Deuteronomy 32:43). Fulfillment: Jesus’ sacrifice is the ultimate atonement (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17).

13-Prophecy: God promised David his offspring would rule forever (2 Samuel 7:12-13, 16, 25-26; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14, 23-27; Psalm 89:3-4, 35-37; 132:11; Isaiah 9:7).

Fulfillment: Jesus the king was from the seed of David (Matthew 1:6; 19:28; 21:4; 25:31; Mark 12:37; Luke 1:32; 3:31).

14-Prophecy: The evil people would plot against the Lord and His anointed (Psalm 2:1-2).

Fulfillment: The evil people plotted against Jesus to kill Him (Matthew 12:14; 26:3, 4, 47; Luke 23:1, 7).

15-Prophecy: God will testify to His Son (Psalm 2:7).

Fulfillment: The Father testified to Jesus (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35).

16-Prophecy: God will not abandon David to the grave (Psalm 16:9-10; 30:3; 86:13; Isaiah 26:19).

Fulfillment: Jesus rose from the grave (Luke 24:6-8; John 20).

17-Prophecy: David declares that God has forsaken him (Psalm 22:1).

Fulfillment: Jesus said these same words on the cross (Matthew 27:46).

18-Prophecy: David says his enemies mocked and insulted him (Psalm 22:7).

Fulfillment: Jesus was mocked and insulted on the cross (Matthew 27:38-44).

19-Prophecy: David’s tormentors tease him, telling him to have God rescue him (Psalm 22:7).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ tormentors said the same to Him (Luke 23:35, 39).

20-Prophecy: David speaks of his torment (Psalm 22:14-15).

Fulfillment: Jesus was tormented at the cross (John 19:28).

21-Prophecy: David says, the wicked pierced his hands and feet (Psalm 22:16).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ hands and feet were pierced (John 19:16; 20:20; Acts 2:23).

22-Prophecy: David says that others divide his clothing (Psalm 22:18).

Fulfillment: The Roman soldiers divided Jesus’ clothes (John 19:23-24).

23-Prophecy: David says false witnesses will testify against him (Psalm 27:12; 35:11; 109:6).

Fulfillment: False witnesses did testify against Jesus (Matthew 26:60; Mark 14:55-59).

24-Propphecy: David says he commits his spirit to God (Psalm 31:5).

Fulfillment: Jesus said the same words on the cross (Luke 23:46).

25-Prophecy: God will protect the bones of the righteous (Psalm 34:20).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ bones were not broken on the cross (John 19:31-36).

26-Prophecy: David says he was hated without reason (Psalm 35:19; 69:4).

Fulfillment: Jesus was hated without reason (John 15:24-25).

27-Prophecy: The psalmist says his friends will abandon him (Psalm 38:11; 88:18).

Fulfillment: The disciples abandoned Jesus (Matthew 26:56-58; Mark 14:50).

28-Prophecy: David says the Messiah will come to do God’s will (Psalm 40:6-8).

Fulfillment: Jesus came to do God’s will (Matthew 26:39, 42; John 6:38; Hebrews 10:5-9).

29-Prophecy: David says he would be betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14).

Fulfillment: Jesus was betrayed by Judas His disciple (Matthew 26:14-16, 23; Mark 14:10-11, 43).

30-Prophecy: The psalmist says God will rescue him from the land of the dead (Psalm 49:15; 86:13).

Fulfillment: God rescued Jesus by resurrecting Him from death (Mark 16:6; Luke 24:6-8; John 20).

31-Prophecy: The Psalmist says that Lord ascended on high, bringing captives with Him (Psalm 68:18).

Fulfillment: Jesus ascended to heaven and took believers with Him (Luke 23:43; 24:51; Acts 1:9).

32-Prophecy: David says he will be rejected by his brothers (Psalm 69:8).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ brothers rejected Him till after the resurrection (Mark 3:20-21, 31; John 7:3-5).

33-Prophecy: David had “zeal” for God’s house (Psalm 69:9).

Fulfillment: Jesus had zeal for the temple (Mark 11:15-17, 27-28; John 2:13-18; Romans 15: 3).

34-Prophecy: David speaks of having gall and vinegar (Psalm 69:21).

Fulfillment: Jesus was offered gall and vinegar on the cross (Matthew 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23; Luke 23:36; John 19:29).

35-Prophecy: Solomon asks God for foreign kings to bring him gifts (Psalm 72:10-11).

Fulfillment: The magi brought Jesus gifts (Matthew 2:1-11).

36-Prophecy: Solomon says God will deliver the needy and weak (Psalm 72:12-14).

Fulfillment: Jesus did deliver the needy and the weak (Luke 7:22).

37-Prophecy: The psalmist says he will speak in parables (Psalm 78:2).

Fulfillment: Jesus spoke in parables (Matthew 13:3, 35).

38-Prophecy: God says He will make David His firstborn (Psalm 89:27).

Fulfillment: Jesus, David’s descendant, is God’s firstborn (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15).

39-Prophecy: David’s enemies attacked him, but he didn’t respond with evil (Psalm 109:3-5).

Fulfillment: Jesus didn’t repay His enemies with evil (Matthew 5:44; Luke 23:34).

40-Prophecy: David asks that his betrayer’s life be short, and his position be taken (Psalm 69:25; 109:7-8).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ betrayer, Judas, killed himself, and Matthias took his place (Acts 1:16-20).

41-Prophecy: David says his Lord will be made a priest according to the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4).

Fulfillment: Jesus became a priest in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:1-6; 6:20; 7:15-17).

42-Prophecy: The psalmist says the stone that the builders reject will become the cornerstone (Psalm 118:22-23).

Fulfillment: Jesus was rejected by the Jewish leaders; and He became the corner Stone (Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17; John 1:11).

43-Prophecy: The Lord will redeem Israel from her sins (Psalm 130:7-8).

Fulfillment: Jesus redeemed the whole world from sin (Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:68).

44-Prophecy: God tells Ezekiel the people would not understand what He was doing (Isaiah 6:9-10).

Fulfillment: Jesus used parables because the people didn’t understand what He was doing (Matthew 13:14-15).

45-Prophecy: God promises that a virgin would conceive (Isaiah 7:14).

Fulfillment: Mary was a virgin when Jesus was conceived (Luke 1:26-35).

46-Prophecy: God promises to send a Son (Isaiah 7:14; 8:8, 10).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that Son (Matthew 1:21-23; John 1:14; 14:8-11).

47-Prophecy: God promises a “stone” of offense (Isaiah 8:14-15).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that stone of offense (Matthew 21:42-44; Romans 9:32-33).

48-Prophecy: God promises the land of Zebulun and Naphtali and “Galilee of the nations” a light for their darkness (Isaiah 9:1-2).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that light for their darkness (Matthew 4:12-16).

49-Prophecy: God promises His Spirit would rest on David’s descendants (Isaiah 11:1-2).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that offspring that was filled by God’s Spirit (Matthew 1:1, 6; 3:16; Mark 1:10).

50-Prophecy: Gentiles will come to God (Isaiah 11:10; 42:1).

Fulfillment: Gentiles, in the NT, accepted the gospel (Matthew 8:5-13; Mark 7:24-26; Acts 13:48).

51-Prophecy: God promises the blind will see (Isaiah 29:18; 35:5).

Fulfillment: Jesus gave sight to the blind (Matthew 9:30; 11:5; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14; Mark 10:52).

52-Prophecy: God promises the deaf will hear (Isaiah 35:5).

Fulfillment: Jesus made deaf to hear (Matthew 11:5; Mark 7:31-37; 9:25).

53-Prophecy: God promises the lame would walk (Isaiah 35:6).

Fulfillment: Jesus made the lame to walk (Matthew 15:30-31; 21:14).

54-Prophecy: God promises the mute would speak (Isaiah 35:6).

Fulfillment: Jesus made the mute to speak (Matthew 9:33; 12:22; 15:30; Luke 11:14).

55-Prophecy: God promises a messenger who would announce the Lord’s coming (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1).

Fulfillment: John the Baptist was that messenger (Matthew 3:3; 11:10; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-6).

56-Prophecy: God is the shepherd who takes care of His sheep (Isaiah 40:10-11).

Fulfillment: Jesus is the good shepherd (John 10:11).

57-Prophecy: God promises to put His Spirit on His servant (Isaiah 42:1).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that anointed servant (Matthew 3:16; 12:18; Mark 1:10).

58-Prophecy: The Savior will not cry out (Isaiah 42:2).

Fulfillment: Jesus did not raise His voice (Matthew 12:19).

59-Prophecy: The Messiah will be gentle (Isaiah 42: 3).

Fulfillment: Jesus was gentle and kind (Matthew 11:29; 12:20).

60-Prophecy: The nations will put their hope in the Messiah (Isaiah 42:4).

Fulfillment: The Nations did put their hope in Jesus for their salvation (Matthew 12:21).

61-Prophecy: God will send the Messiah as a light to the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6; 49:6).

Fulfillment: Jesus was the light to the Gentiles (Luke 2:25-32).

62-Prophecy: The Messiah will be submissive to the will of God (Isaiah 50:5).

Fulfillment: Jesus was submissive to the will of God even unto death (Matthew 26:39).

63-Prophecy: The Savior will be beaten and spit upon (Isaiah 50:6).

Fulfillment: Jesus was beaten and spit upon (Matthew 26:67; 27:26-30).

64-Prophecy: The Suffering Messiah’s image will be “marred more than any man” (Isaiah 52:14).

Fulfillment: Jesus’ image was marred as He was beaten, whipped, crucified, and pierced by a spear (Matthew 26:67; 27:26-30; 35).

65-Prophecy: The Messiah will be despised and rejected by men (Isaiah 53:3).

Fulfillment: Jesus was despised and rejected by men (Luke 23:18; Matthew 26:67; John 1:11).

66-Prophecy: The Messiah will bear our sorrows (Isaiah 53:4-5).

Fulfillment: Jesus bore man’s sorrows (Matthew 8:17; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15: 3).

67-Prophecy: The Messiah will bear our sins (Isaiah 53:6, 8).

Fulfillment: Jesus bore our sins (Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 2:24-25).

68-Prophecy: The Messiah will be like a lamb led to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7).

Fulfillment: Jesus was like a lamb led to the slaughter (Matthew 27:12; Luke 23:9; John 1:29-36).

69-Prophecy: The Messiah will have no posterity to perpetuate His family line (Isaiah 53:8).

Fulfillment: Jesus did not have posterity to perpetuate His family line.

70-Prophecy: The Messiah will die with the sinners (Isaiah 53:9, 12).

Fulfillment: Jesus died with the two thieves (Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27).

71-Prophecy: The Messiah will be buried in the grave of a rich man (Isaiah 53:9).

Fulfillment: Jesus was buried in the grave of Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57-60).

72-Prophecy: God ordained that the Messiah would suffer and die (Isaiah 53:10).

Fulfillment: God offered Jesus to die on behalf of humans (John 3:16; 19:11; Acts 2:23; Philippians 2:8).

73-Prophecy: The Messiah will offer forgiveness of sins (Isaiah 53:11).

Fulfillment: Jesus offered forgiveness for man’s sins (Acts 10:43; 13:38-39).

74-Prophecy: The Messiah will intercede for His tormentors (Isaiah 53:12).

Fulfillment: Jesus asked God to forgive those that crucified Him (Luke 23:34).

75-Prophecy: God will send a great light to the nations (Isaiah 60:1-3).

Fulfillment: Jesus was that great light to all the world (Matthew 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 12:46).

76-Prophecy: God promises the Messiah will declare good news for the brokenhearted, captives, and prisoners (Isaiah 61:1).

Fulfillment: Jesus was and is the deliverer from all bondage (Matthew 3:16; Luke 4:18).

77-Prophecy: God promises a “righteous Branch” from the line of Jesse who will do what is just (Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15-16).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that Branch (Romans 3:22; 1 Corinthians 1:30).

78-Prophecy: A mother will weep for her dead children (Jeremiah 31:15).

Fulfillment: The massacre of King Herod on the baby boys in Bethlehem causing mothers to weep (Matthew 2:16-18).

79-Prophecy: God will make a woman “encompass” a man (Jeremiah 31:22).

Fulfillment: Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35).

80-Prophecy: God promises a new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34; 32:37-40; 50:5).

Fulfillment: Jesus is the new covenant (Matthew 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:15-20).

81-Prophecy: God promises that “David” will return as his people’s shepherd (Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24).

Fulfillment: Jesus is that shepherd (John 10:11).

82-Prophecy: Daniel prophesies about the time that the “Anointed One” will be “cut off” (Daniel 9:24-26).

Fulfillment: Jesus died at the exact time of this prophecy (Matthew 27:50).

83-Prophecy: God will call His “child” from Egypt (Hosea 11:1).

Fulfillment: Jesus returned from Egypt when He was a child (Matthew 2:13-15).

84-Prophecy: Israel’s king will be struck on the cheek with a rod (Micah 5:1).

Fulfillment: Jesus was struck on the head with a staff (Matthew 27:30).

85-Prophecy: The king of Israel will come from Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).

Fulfillment: Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:4-7).

86-Prophecy: God will live among His people (Zechariah 2:10).

Fulfillment: Jesus lived among His people (John 1:14).

87-Prophecy: The Branch will be a priest (Zechariah 6:12-13).

Fulfillment: Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:11-28; 8:1-2).

88-Prophecy: Israel’s king will ride a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).

Fulfillment: Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey (Mark 11:1-10).

89-Prophecy: God says to Zechariah to take the thirty pieces of silver he earned and throw it to the potter (Zechariah 11:12-13).

Fulfillment: Judas took thirty pieces of silver and returned it to the priests who used it to buy the potter’s field (Matthew 26:14-15; 27:3, 6-10).

90-Prophecy: The sheep will scatter when the shepherd is stricken (Zechariah 13:6-7).

Fulfillment: When Jesus was arrested, His disciples fled (Matthew 26:56; Mark 14:50).

91-Prophecy: The Lord will come to cleanse the temple (Malachi 3:1-3).

Fulfillment: Jesus came and cleansed the temple twice (Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15-19; John 2:13-16).

92-Prophecy: The sun of righteousness will come (Malachi 4:2).

Fulfillment: Jesus, who is the sun of righteousness, came (Luke 1:78).

93-Prophecy: Elijah will return (Malachi 4:5).

Fulfillment: John the Baptist was the Elijah (Matthew 11:13-14; Mark 9:11-13; Luke 1:17; 7:27-28).

94-Prophecy: Jesus predicts He will suffer and die (Matthew 16:21; Mark 8:31).

Fulfillment: Jesus did suffer and die (Luke 22:63-65; Mark 14:53, 65; 15:33-37; John 19:1).

95-Prophecy: Jesus says He will be handed over on the Passover (Matthew 26:2).

Fulfillment: Jesus was handed over at the Passover (John 19:14-16).

96-Prophecy: Jesus predicts that one of His disciples will betray Him (Matthew 26:21-22).

Fulfillment: Judas betrayed his master (Luke 22:47-48).

97-Prophecy: Jesus predicts that the disciples would scatter (Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27).

Fulfillment: The disciples did scatter when Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26:56; Mark 14:50).

98-Prophecy: Jesus predicts that Peter would deny Him (Matthew 26:33-34).

Fulfillment: Peter denied His Master (Matthew 26:69-75).

99-Prophecy: Jesus predicts that He will be handed over, killed, and rise again on the third day (Mark 9:30-31; 10:32-34).

Fulfillment: Jesus was seized, killed and rose again on the third day (John 18-20).

100-Prophecy: Jesus predicts that He would rebuild the “temple” (His body) after three days (John 2:18-22).

Fulfillment: Jesus rose from the dead after three days (Acts 10:40; 1 Corinthians 15:4).

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BibleAsk Team

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