BIBLE VERSES PROPHESYING JESUS’ BIRTH AS THE MESSIAH

Nativity scene

Nativity scene

There are many verses in the Old Testament that prophesy about the Messiah which we can see that Jesus Christ fulfilled in his life. Here are a few of them.

Jesus, would be born of a woman and is God.

‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’ – Isaiah 9:6 (Picture by Timmy Sparrow) (NKJV).

‘And I will put enmity

between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and hers;

he will crush your head,

and you will strike his heel.’ – Genesis 3:15 (NKJV.)

He would come from Bethlehem and the tribe of Judah.

‘But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,

out of you will come for me

one who will be ruler over Israel,

whose origins are from of old,

from ancient times.’ – Micah 5:2 (NIV).

When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.’ – 2Samuel 7: 12-13 (NIV).

He will speak in parables.

‘I will open my mouth with a parable;

I will utter hidden things, things from of old— 

things we have heard and known,

things our ancestors have told us.

We will not hide them from their descendants;

we will tell the next generation

the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,

his power, and the wonders he has done.’ – Psalm 78:2-4 (NIV).

He would perform miracles.

‘The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

because the Lord has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners, 

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn…’ Isaiah 61:1-2 (NIV).

He would be praised.

‘Through the praise of children and infants

you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.’ Psalm 8:2 (NIV).

He would be betrayed by a close friend.

‘Even my close friend,

someone I trusted,

one who shared my bread,

has turned against me.’ Psalm 41:9 (NIV).

He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.

I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.

And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.’ Zechariah 11:12-13 (NIV).

He would be silent before his accusers.

‘He was oppressed and afflicted,

yet he did not open his mouth;

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

so he did not open his mouth.’ – Isaiah 53:7 (NIV).

He would be beaten and spat upon.

‘I offered my back to those who beat me,

my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;

I did not hide my face

from mocking and spitting.’ Isaiah 50:6 (NIV).

He would be hated without cause.

‘Do not let those gloat over me

who are my enemies without cause;

do not let those who hate me without reason

maliciously wink the eye.’ Psalm 35:19 (NIV).

He would die.

‘Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,

and he will divide the spoils with the strong,

because he poured out his life unto death,

and was numbered with the transgressors.

For he bore the sin of many,

and made intercession for the transgressors.’ Isaiah 53:12 (NIV).

He would be given vinegar to drink.

‘They put gall in my food

and gave me vinegar for my thirst.’ – Psalm 69:21 (NIV).

He would be with criminals and his hands and feet would be pierced.

‘Dogs surround me,

a pack of villains encircles me;

they pierce my hands and my feet.’ – Psalm 22:16 (NIV).

He would be forsaken by the Father.

‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ Psalm 22:1 (NIV).

They would pierce him.

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit[a] of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.’ – Zechariah 12:10.

His bones would not be broken.

‘He protects all his bones,

not one of them will be broken.’ – Psalm 34:20.

He was innocent and would be buried with the rich.

‘He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

and with the rich in his death,

though he had done no violence,

nor was any deceit in his mouth.’ – Isaiah 53:9 NIV).

That the Messiah would be seated at the right hand of God.

‘The Lord says to my lord]

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies

a footstool for your feet.” ‘ Psalm 110:1 (NIV).

He was sacrificed for our sins.

‘But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

and by his wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.’ Isaiah 53:5-12.

His Kingdom will come.

‘In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.’ – Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV).

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