A List of Messianic Prophecies of the Hebrew Bible

Descent of the Messiah

Genesis 3:15 from Eve

Genesis 22:18 from Abraham

Isa. 11:1; 2 Sam. 7:12-13; Ps. 132:11; Jer. 23:5-6; 33:15-17 from David

Birth of the Messiah

Isaiah 9:6-7 born as a male child

Isaiah 7:14 born of a virgin (LXX parthenos)

Micah 5:2 in Bethlehem

Numbers 24:17 a star appears

Hosea 11:1 called out of Egypt

Roles of the Messiah

Deuteronomy 18:15 a prophet like Moses

Zech. 6:12-13; Ps. 110:4; Gen. 14 the Messiah is a king, and a priest after the order of Melchizedek

Jeremiah 23:5-6 a righteous king like David

Ps. 2:2 Messiah (Christ), the Anointed One

Ps. 2:9; Num. 24:17; Ps. 110:2 has a sceptre/rod to strike down the nations

Haggai 2:6-7 the Desire of all Nations, make the 2nd temple more glorious than the 1st

Psalm 40:6-8 the new once for all sacrifice for sin

Isaiah 53:10 a guilt offering for sinners

Isaiah 40:11 a good Shepherd

Daniel 7:13 the Son of Man

Isaiah 42:1; 52:13 God's Servant

Divinity of the Messiah

Psalm 2:7; 2 Samuel 7:12-14 God’s Son

Psalm 45:6-7 He is God, and as the Messiah has a sceptre

Timing, when the Messiah would appear and die according to the Book of Daniel

Daniel 9:24-27 begins his ministry 69 weeks after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem; is cut off in the middle of the 70th or last week of the prophecy (457 BC -> AD 27, AD 31). See my book, Exploring the Heavenly Sanctuary: Understanding Seventh-day Adventist Theology for more details.

Ministry of the Messiah

Malachi 3:1-3 suddenly comes to his temple

Isaiah 9:1-2; Isa. 49:6 brings light to the nations

Genesis 22:18 a blessing to all nations

Isaiah 53:4; 61:1-2 heals the sick; sets free the oppressed

Isaiah 42:7 opens the eyes of the blind

Psalm 78:2 taught in parables

Zech. 9:9; Isa. 62:11 the king comes on a donkey with salvation

Jeremiah 33:16 brings salvation

Psalm 69:9 zeal for God’s house

Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 61:1 has the Spirit of God upon Him

Death and Suffering of the Messiah

Zechariah 11:12 betrayed for 30 pieces of silver

Psalm 22:16 pierced in His hands and feet

Isaiah 53:7 the Lamb of God

Zech. 11:13 (Jer. 18:2-12; 19:1-15; 32:6-9) potters field purchased

Psalm 22:16-18 garments gambled for

Psalm 69:20-21 given vinegar to drink

Isaiah 53:12 numbered with the transgressors

Zechariah 12:10 pierced

Psalm 41:9 betrayed by one who had eaten bread with Him

Psalm 22:18 cast lots for His garments

Exodus 12:46 no bones broken

Isaiah 53:3-6 bore our sins; by His stripes we are healed

Zechariah 13:7 Shepherd smitten, sheep scattered (arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane)

Isaiah 50:6 spat upon

Psalm 41:9 betrayed by one who ate with Him

Resurrection of the Messiah

Psalm 16:10 resurrection - holy one not abandoned to the grave, nor see decay

Psalm 110:1 at right hand of God

Leviticus 23:11 raised on the third day, the firstfruits of the resurrection

Character of the Messiah

Isaiah 42:1-4 gentle

Isaiah 53:7 suffered silently for sinners

Isaiah 53:9 sinless

Rejection of the Messiah

Isaiah 6:9-10 people would not believe

Isaiah 53:1 who has believed the report

Isa. 53:3; Psalm 22:6 despised and rejected

Ps. 118:22-23; Isa. 28:16; Dan. 2:44-45 the rejected stone which became the cornerstone

Pre-existence of the Messiah

Psalm 110:1 David calls his son Lord

The Messianic Kingdom

2 Samuel 7:12; Daniel 7:13-14 an eternal kingdom

Isaiah 11:6-9 no more suffering or cruelty

Daniel 12:1-3 end of death, eternal life for the righteous

For more information about the Messianic Prophecies and how they were fulfilled in the New Testament, see my book: Unlocking the Messianic Prophecies

You can also download this list of Messianic Prophecies


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