The Bible contains
many prophecies concerning a coming Messiah who would
bring salvation to Israel. The Messiah would be born of
a virgin in Bethlehem. That He would be a prophet like
Moses. That He would come 483 years after the rebuilding
of the wall of Jerusalem. That He would have YHWH, God’s
own Name applied to Him. That He would be the Son of
God. That He would enter into Jerusalem publicly, riding
a donkey. That He would be betrayed by a friend for
thirty pieces of silver. That He would be forsaken by
His disciples. That He would be rejected by the Jewish
Religious Leaders. That He would be struck on the cheek,
spat on, mocked and brutally beaten. That He would be
executed by crucifixion which the Jews did not practice.
That He would die without having a single bone broken.
That His death would make atonement for the sins of
-“Mashiah” Greek -“Christos”, meaning “Anointed One”.
Atonement: Meaning “reconciliation” or being made
“at-one-ment with God”.
punishment began by subjecting the sufferer to a
horrible beating. After this scourging, the person was
nailed to a cross or stake and left to slowly die. It
was unanimously considered the most horrible form of
death. Among the Romans the degradation was also a part
of the infliction, and the punishment if applied to
freemen was only used in the case of the vilest
criminal The one to be crucified was stripped naked
of all his clothes, and then followed the most awful
moment of all. He was laid down upon the implement of
torture. His arms were stretched along the cross-beams,
and at the wrist or hand the point of a huge iron nail
was placed, which, by the blow of a mallet, was driven
home into the wood. Then through either foot separately,
or through both together, as they were placed one over
the other, another huge nail tore its way through the
The unnatural position made every movement painful;
the lacerated veins and crushed tendons throbbed with
incessant anguish; the wounds, inflamed by exposure,
gradually gangrened; the arteries, especially of the
head and stomach, became swollen and oppressed with
surcharged blood; and, while each variety of misery went
on gradually increasing, there was added to them the
intolerable pang of a burning and raging thirst. Bible
PERTAINING TO MESSIAH
1. Who was the “Seed of woman that would bruise the
Genesis 3:15 / Galatians 4:4 / 1 John 3:8
2. Was the Messiah to come from the seed of Abraham?
Genesis 12:3 / Matthew 1:1 / Acts 3:25 / Acts 18:18,
22:18 / Galatians 3:16
3. Was the Messiah to be of the seed of Isaac?
Genesis 28:14, 21:12 / Matthew 1:2 / Luke 3:34 / Hebrews
4. Did the Prophecies foretell that the Messiah would be
a descendant of Judah?
Genesis 49:10 / Matthew 1:2-3 / Luke 3:33 / Hebrews 7:14
5. The Messiah would be heir to whose throne?
2 Samuel 7:12-13 / Isaiah 9:6-7. 11:1-5 / Jeremiah 23:5
/ Matthew 1:1-6 / Acts 11:23 / Romans 1:4
6. Who would be called the “Son of God”?
Psalm 2:7 / Proverbs 30:4 / Matthew 3:17 / Luke 1:32
7. Who would have God’s own Name, YHWH applied to Him?
Isaiah 9:5-7 / Jeremiah 23:5-6 / Romans 10:9 /
8. Messiah would come 483 years after the rebuilding of
Daniel 9:24-26 / Matthew 2:1, 16-19 / Luke 3:1, 23
9. The Messiah was prophesied to be born in what city?
Micah 5:1-2 / Matthew 2:1 / Luke 2:2-7
10. Was the Messiah to have a virgin birth?
Isaiah 7:14 / Matthew 1:18, 2:1 / Luke 1:26-35
11. Messiah was to be proceeded by one who would
announce Him. Who was that man?
Isaiah 40:3-5 / Matthew 3:1-3 / Luke 1:17, 3:2-6
12. Messiah would be a prophet like Moses?
Deuteronomy 18:15-18 / Acts 3;20-22
13. Would Messiah have a healing ministry?
Isaiah 35:5-6, 42:18 / Matthew 11:5
14. Would Messiah’s ministry come from Galilee?
Isaiah 8:23, 9:1 / Matthew 4:12-16
15. Messiah was prophesied to enter what city riding a
Zechariah 9:9 / Matthew 21:1-11 / Mark 11:1-11
16. Was Messiah prophesied to enter the Temple with
Haggai 2:7-9 / Malachi 3:1 / Matthew 21: 12-24 / Luke
2:27-38, 45-50 / John 2:13-22
17. Messiah would be undesired and rejected by whom?
Psalm 69:8-9 / Isaiah 53:2, 63:3 / Mark 6:3 / Luke 9:58
/ John 1:11, 7:3-5
18. Would the Jewish Religious Establishment receive
Jesus as Messiah?
Psalm 118:22 / Matthew 21:42 / John 7:48
19. Who would be plotted against by Jews and Gentiles
Psalm 2:1-2 / Acts 4:27
20. Messiah would be betrayed by a friend. What was his
Psalm 41:9 / Matthew 26:21-50 /John 13:18-21 / Acts
21. What payment did His betrayer receive?
Zechariah 11:12 / Matthew 26:15
22. According to the prophet, where would His betrayer
Zechariah 11:13 / Matthew 27:7
23. Messiah would be forsaken by whom?
Zechariah 13:7 / Matthew 26:31-56
24. Would Messiah be struck on the cheek?
Micah 4:15, 5:1 / Matthew 27:30
25. Would Messiah be spat upon?
Isaiah 50:6 / Matthew 26:67, 27:30
26. Would Messiah be mocked as He was crucified?
Psalm 22:8-9 / Matthew 27:31, 39-44 , 67-68
27. Would Messiah be brutally beaten?
Isaiah 50:6 / Matthew 26:67, 27:30
28. How was Messiah prophesied to be executed?
Psalm 22:16-17 / Zechariah 12:10 / Maltthew 27:35 / Luke
24:39 / John 9:18, 34-37, 20:35 / Revelation 1:7
29. Would Messiah suffer terrible thirst on the cross?
Psalm 22:15-16 / John 19:28
30. It was prophesied that He would refuse to drink
Psalm 69:21-22 / Matthew 27:34
31. Was it prophesied that Messiah would not sustain a
Exodus 12:46 / Psalm 24:31 / John 19:33-36
32. Would the promised Messiah be considered a
Isaiah 53:12 / Matthew 27:38
33. Messiah’s death would atone for the sins of who?
Isaiah 52:5-7 / Mark 10:45 / John 1:29, 3:16 / Acts
34. Messiah was to be buried with the rich?
Isaiah 53:9 / Matthew 27:57-60
35. According to prophecy, Messiah would be raised from
Psalm 2:7, 16:10 / Isaiah 53:9-10 / Matthew 28:1-20 /
Acts 2:23-36 / Acts 13:33-37 / 1 Corinthians 15:4-6
36. Messiah would ultimately ascend to the right hand of
Psalm 16:11, 68:18-19 / Psalm 110:1 / Luke 24:51 / Acts
1:9-11, 7:55 / Hebrews 1:3
37. Was Messiah to hold a Priestly Office? Zechariah 6:1
/ Romans 8:34 / Hebrews 7:25, 8:2
38. Messiah was prophesied to exercise His Priestly
Office not only on earth but in _____?
Zechariah 6:1 / Romans 8:34 / Hebrews 7:25, 8:2
39. Messiah would be sought after by _________ as well
Isaiah 11:11 / Isaiah 42:1 / Acts 10:45
40. Would Messiah later be accepted by the Gentiles?
Isaiah 11:10, 42, 49:1-12 / Matthew 12:21 / Romans 15:1
CONCLUSION: According to
Bible prophecy, who was the
40 prophecies pertaining
to the promised Messiah
40 is the number of trial
The cumulative probability of all these prophecies
randomly coming true in one person would be about three
times the number considered impossible. It would be the
equivalent of winning about 15 lotteries in a row! All
these prophecies and more were fulfilled in the person
Truly the prophecies made about Jesus in the Old
Testament alone verify His divinity because they verify
the Bible’s claims about Him, and His claims about
Himself. We see also that the prophecies spoken in
advance proclaim that the Bible was inspired directly by
God. The Word of God is true and the Bible is His
written Word to us.