Included here is an extensive list of prophecies concerning the person of Jesus Christ. I should note that while some of these prophecies are vague, others are extremely detailed. There are some that are debated as to whether or not they are truly prophetic, but the majority of the list is held as authentic. For some, they may be confusing if the symbolism or terminology is not fully understood, but this list is provided primarily to show some of the things spoken about Jesus long before his birth.

What Are Prophecies?

Prophecies, in the context which we are using them in, are spoken or written words regarding events that had not yet come to pass. An example would be the Bible prophecy where the Lord told Abraham that his wife would bear a child, even though she was old and thought to be barren (Gen 17:19, 21:2)

In the Bible there are hundreds and hundreds of prophecies, in fact there are those who argue that there are more than 1,800! Some things that were foretold came to pass within a few days, while others are stretched out across thousands of years. In fact, several prophecies mentioned in the book of Revelation are yet to occur on earth. When it comes to Jesus, most of the prophecies mentioned about him were written in the Old Testament but were fulfilled in the New Testament and those things yet to be fulfilled are in regards to end times.

Extensive List Of Prophecies About Jesus

In the following list of prophecies, the verses in the left column foretell the event in the middle column; but in the right column we see where in the scriptures the prophecy was fulfilled.

Prophetic ScriptureSubjectFulfillment Scripture
Genesis 3:15Born of the seed of a womanGalatians 4:4
Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18Descendant of AbrahamMatthew 1:1, Acts 3:25
Genesis 17:19, Genesis 21:12Descendant of IsaacLuke 3:34, Luke 3:23-24
Genesis 28:14, Numbers 24:17Descendant of JacobMatthew 1:2, Luke 3:23-24
Genesis 49:10From the tribe of JudahLuke 3:23-24, Luke 3:33
Isaiah 9:6, 11:1-5, Jeremiah 23:5-6Descendant of DavidMatthew 1:1, Luke 3:23-24
Isaiah 11:1Descendant of JesseLuke 3:23-24
Ezekiel 37:24Will shepherd His peopleMatthew 2:6
Isaiah 9:7Heir to the throne of DavidLuke 1:32-33
Micah 5:2His pre-existenceColossians 1:17
Isaiah 9:6, Micah 5:1Eternal existenceJohn 8:58, 11, 14, Ephesians 1:3-14, Colossians 1:15-19
Psalm 45:6-7, Psalm 102:25-27Anointed and eternalHebrews 1:8-12
Psalm 110:1Called LordMatthew 22:43-45
Isaiah 33:22Called JudgeJohn 5:30
Psalm 2:6Called KingMatthew 27:37
Micah 5:2Born in BethlehemMatthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-5, 7
Daniel 9:25Time for His birthMatthew 2:1, 16, 19, Luke 2:1-2
Isaiah 7:14To be born of a virginMatthew 1:18, 24, 25, Luke 1:26-27, 30-31
Psalm 72:9Worshipped by shepherdsLuke 2:8-15
Psalm 72:10Honored by great kingsMatthew 2:1-11
Jeremiah 31:15Slaughter of childrenMatthew 2:16-18
Hosea 11:1Flight to EgyptMatthew 2:14-15
Isaiah 40:3-5The way preparedMatthew 3:1,2, Luke 3:3-6
Malachi 3:1Preceded by a forerunnerLuke 7:24, 27
Malachi 4:5-6Preceded by ElijahMatthew 11:13-14
Psalm 2:7, Proverbs 30:4Declared the Son of GodMatthew 3:17, Luke 1:32
Isaiah 9:5-6, Jeremiah 23:5-6God's name applied to HimRomans 10:9, Philippians 2:9-11
Isaiah 11:2, 61:1, Psalm 45:8Anointment of Holy SpiritMatthew 3:16, 17, John 3:34, Acts 10:38
Isaiah 9:1-2Galilean ministryMatthew 4:13-16
Psalm 78:2-4Speaks in parablesMatthew 13:34-35
Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11Temple becomes a house of merchandise instead of prayerMatthew 21:13
Psalm 69:9Zeal of Jews for the temple instead of GodJohn 2:17
Deuteronomy 18:15, 18A prophetMatthew 21:11, Acts 3:20, 22
Isaiah 29:18, Isaiah 35:5-6The blind, deaf, and lame are healed by the MessiahLuke 7:22, Matthew 9:35, 11:3-5
Isaiah 40:11, 42:2-3, Isaiah 53:7Messiah will be meek and mildMatthew 12:18-20, Matthew 11:29, Hebrews 4:15
Isaiah 53:9Be sinless and without guile
Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 49:1Will minister to GentilesMatthew 12:18-21Luke 2:32
Isaiah 61:1-2To bind up the brokenheartedLuke 4:18-19
Isaiah 53:12, Isaiah 59:16to intercede for the peopleRomans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25
Isaiah 53:3, 8:14, 28:16, 63:3, Psalms 69:6, 118:22rejected by His own people, the JewsJohn 1:11, 7:5,48, Luke 23:18, Acts 4:11, 1 Peter 2:6-8
Psalm 118:22Be rejected by the Jewish leadershipMatthew 21:42, John 7:48
Psalm 2:1-2Plotted against by Jews and Gentiles alikeActs 4:27
Psalm 110:4Priest after the order of MelchizedekHebrews 5:5-6
Zechariah 9:9Enter Jerusalem on donkeyMark 11:7, 9, 11, Luke 19:35-37
Haggai 2:7-9, Malachi 3:1Entered the temple with authorityMatthew 21:12, Luke 2:27-38
Psalm 8:2Adored by infantsMatthew 21:15-16
Isaiah 53:1Not believedJohn 12:37-38
Zechariah 13:7Sheep of the Shepherd scatteredMatthew 26:31, Mark 14:50
Psalm 41:9, 55:13-15Betrayed by a close friendMatthew 10:4, Luke 22:47-48
Zechariah 11:12Betrayed for thirty pieces of silverMatthew 26:14-15
Zechariah 11:13Betrayal money used to buy Potter's fieldMatthew 27:6-7
Psalm 35:11Accused by false witnessesMark 14:57-58
Isaiah 53:7Silent to accusationsMatthew 27:12, Mark 15:4-5
Isaiah 50:6Spat onMatthew 26:67, 27:30
Isaiah 50:6BeatenMatthew 26:67, 27:26, 30
Micah 4:14Struck on cheekMatthew 27:30
Isaiah 49:7, Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4Hated without reasonJohn 7:48, 15:24-25
Isaiah 53:5Wounded and bruisedMatthew 27:26
Isaiah 53:5Vicarious sacrificeJohn 1:29, , 3:16, Romans 5:6, 8
Daniel 9:24-26Cut off, but not for HimselfMatthew 2:1, Luke 3:1, 23
Isaiah 53:12Crucified with malefactorsMatthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28
Zechariah 12:10, Psalm 22:16Pierced through hands and feetLuke 23:33, John 20:25-27
Psalm 22:7-8Sneered and mockedMatthew 27:31, Luke 23:35
Psalm 109:24, 25Fell under the crossLuke 23:26
Psalm 69:9Was reproachedRomans 15:3
Psalm 38:11Friends stood afar offLuke 23:49
Psalm 109:25People shook their headsMatthew 27:39
Psalm 22:17Stared uponLuke 23:35
Psalm 22:16, 69:21Given vinegar for His thirstMatthew 27:34, John 19:28-29
Psalm 109:4, Isaiah 53:12Prayer for His enemiesLuke 23:34
Psalm 22:17-18Soldiers gambled for His clothingMatthew 27:35-36, John 19:23, 24
Psalm 22:1Forsaken by GodMatthew 27:46
Psalm 31:5Committed Himself to GodLuke 23:46
Exodus 12:46, Psalm 34:20No bones brokenJohn 19:32, 33, 36
Psalm 22:14Heart brokenJohn 19:34
Zechariah 12:10His side piercedJohn 19:34
Amos 8:9Darkness over the landMatthew 27:45
Isaiah 53:9Buried with the richMatthew 27:57-60
Psalm 3:5, 16:10, 49:15To be resurrectedMark 16:6-7, Acts 2:31
Isaiah 44:3, Joel 2:28Sent the Holy SpiritJohn 20:22, Acts 2:16-17
Isaiah 55:3-4, Jeremiah 31:31Establishes a new covenantMatthew 26:28, Luke 22:20, Hebrews 8:6-10
Psalm 68:18, Psalm 110:1His ascension to God's right handMark 16:19, Acts 1:9, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Ephesians 4:8, Hebrews 1:3
Psalm 29:11, Micah 4:3Peace proclaimed by disciplesLuke 2:14, John 14:27, Acts 10:36
Isaiah 60:3Light to GentilesActs 13:47,48
Isaiah 11:10, 42:1, 49:1-12The Gentiles will seek the MessiahRomans 11:25, 15:10

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