Messianic prophecy - Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ

The Bible has many prophecies that ancient rabbis identified as being "Messianic," meaning that they speak about an "anointed one" - a special person anointed by God - to carry out work ordained by God. Christians, including us at this web site, believe that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Bible's Messianic promises. Perhaps the Bible's most famous Messianic passages are found in Isaiah, chapter 53.

Below is a selection of Bible prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ the Messiah.

2 Samuel 7:12
Nathan's prophecy that King David's son would succeed him on the throne

2 Samuel 7:14
Nathan's prophecy that King David would have a descendant who would be God's son

2 Samuel 7:16
King David's throne would be established forever

Daniel 9:24-26
Daniel predicted when an anointed one would be rejected

Daniel 12:1-3
The prophet Daniel foreshadowed resurrection on judgment day

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
God promised another prophet like Moses

Deuteronomy 21:23
The Messiah dying on the cross is foreshadowed in Deuteronomy 21:23

Exodus 12:3-5
A precedent for the Messiah being a sacrificial lamb without blemish

Exodus 12:21-23
The precedent for the Messiah being the Passover lamb

Exodus 12:46
A precedent that none of the bones of the Messiah would be broken

Genesis 3:15a
The Messiah will reconcile mankind with God

Genesis 3:15b
The Messiah would be human (born of a woman)

Genesis 3:15c
The serpent (Satan) will injure the redeemer (Messiah)

Genesis 5:24
A foreshadowing of Jesus' ascension into heaven

Genesis 9:26
The Messiah would come from the line of Shem

Genesis 12:2-3
The offspring of Abraham would have a worldwide impact

Genesis 12:7
The first promise of land for Abraham's offspring

Genesis 14:18-20a
The Messiah would be the King of Peace and Righteousness like Melchizedek

Genesis 14:18-20b
Melchizedek foreshadows the use of bread and wine in Christian communion

Genesis 14:18-20c
Melchizedek foreshadows the Messiah being God's high priest

Genesis 17:18-19
Sarah would give birth to Isaac, who would inherit the everlasting covenant

Genesis 21:12
Abraham's son Isaac would live under God's blessings

Genesis 22:1-14
God's test of Abraham foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus

Genesis 22:18
The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham

Genesis 26:2-5
Isaac inherits the promises (including the Messiah) that God gave to Abraham

Genesis 28:10-15
Jacob, son of Isaac, inherits the promises (including the Messiah) that God gave to Abraham

Genesis 49:10
The Messiah would come from the Tribe of Judah

Isaiah 7:14
Isaiah predicted the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus

Isaiah 9:1-2
The Messiah would appear in Galilee, be a light to Gentiles

Isaiah 9:6-7
Isaiah predicted a son who would be called God

Isaiah 11:1-10
Nations would seek the counsel of Jesse's descendant

Isaiah 26:19
Isaiah prophesied about resurrection

Isaiah 35:4-6
He would perform miracles

Isaiah 40:1-5,9
The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger

Isaiah 42:1-9
The Messiah would be a light to Gentiles

Isaiah 49:6
God's salvation would reach the ends of the earth

Isaiah 50:6
Jesus was spat upon and beaten

Isaiah 53:1-3
The Messiah would be rejected

Isaiah 53:4-6
God's servant would die for our sins

Isaiah 53:7
God's servant would be silent before his accusers

Isaiah 53:9
God's servant would be buried in a rich man's tomb

Isaiah 53:12
God's servant would be "numbered with the transgressors"

Isaiah 61:1-2
Isaiah foreshadows the ministry of Jesus

Jeremiah 23:3-6
The Messiah would appear sometime after the Babylonian Captivity

Jeremiah 23:5
The Messiah would be a descendant of King David

Job 19:25-27
The book of Job foreshadows details of resurrection (fulfilled by the Messiah)

John 3:16
All who believe in Jesus will be saved

John 4:19-26
Jesus proclaims that he is the Messiah

Leviticus 16:27
The precedent that the Messiah would be killed outside the gates

Malachi 3:1
A messenger would prepare the way for the Lord

Matthew 16:17,18
Jesus told Peter that the church would survive and thrive

Matthew 20:17-19
Jesus foretold his death and resurrection

Micah 5:1-2
The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem

Numbers 9:12
A precedent that none of the bones of the Messiah would be broken

Numbers 21:9
The crucifixion of Jesus was foreshadowed by the bronze snake in Sinai Desert

Psalm 2:1-3
Psalm 2 prophecy that foreshadowed Gentile opposition to Jesus

Psalm 2:7
Bible prophecy from Psalm 2:7 foreshadows Messiah as son of God

Psalm 16:8-11
King David prophesied about resurrection

Psalm 22:1,7,8,16,17,18
Psalm 22 foreshadowed the crucifixion of Jesus

Psalm 41:9
Jesus was betrayed by a friend

Zechariah 9:9
The Messiah would enter Jerusalem while riding on a donkey

Zechariah 12:10
Zechariah foreshadowed the crucifixion of Jesus