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Messianic Prophecies
Bible references extracted from Evidence That Demands A Verdict - By Josh McDowell

Resurrection

Prophecy

Psalm 16:10 
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 30:3 
O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Psalm 41:10 
But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

Psalm 118:17 
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

Hosea 6:2 
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Fulfillment

Acts 2:31 
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Acts 13:33 
God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Luke 24:46 
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Mark 16:6 
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Matthew 28:6 
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Ascension

Prophecy

Psalm 68:18 
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

Fulfillment

Acts 1:9 
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Fell under the cross

Prophecy

Psalm 109:24,25
My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 
I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

Fulfillment

John 19:17 
And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

Luke 23:26 
And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

Matthew 27:31,32 
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Hands and Feet Pierced

Prophecy

Psalm 22:16 
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Zechariah 12:10 
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, an d shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Fulfillment

Luke 23:33 
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

John 20:25 
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Crucified with Thieves

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:12 
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:38 
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

Mark 15:27,28
And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 
And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

Made Intercession for his Persecutors

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:12 
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Fulfillment

Luke 23:34 
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Friends stood afar off

Prophecy

Psalm 38:11 
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Fulfillment

Luke 23:49 
And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

Mark 15:40 
There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Matthew 27:55,56 
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 
Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

People shook their heads

Prophecy

Psalm 109:25 
I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

Psalm 22:7,8 
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:39 
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

Stared upon

Prophecy

Psalm 22:17 
I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

Fulfillment

Luke 23:35 
And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

Garments parted and lots cast

Prophecy

Psalm 22:18 
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Fulfillment

John 19:23,24
 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

To suffer thirst

Prophecy

Psalm 69:21 
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalm 22:15 
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Fulfillment

John 19:28 
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Gall and Vinegar offered him

Prophecy

Psalm 69:21 
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:34 
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

John 19:28,29 
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

His forsaken cry

Prophecy

Psalm 22:1 
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:46 
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Committed himself to God

Prophecy

Psalm 31:5 
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Fulfillment

Luke 23:46 
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Bones not broken

Prophecy

Psalm 34:20 
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Fulfillment

John 19:33 
But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

Heart Broken

Prophecy

Psalm 22:14 
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Fulfillment

John 19:34 
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

His Side Pierced

Prophecy

Zechariah 12:10 
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Fulfillment

John 19:34 
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

Darkness over the land

Prophecy

Amos 8:9 
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:45 
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

Buried in rich man's tomb

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:9 
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:57-60 
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 
He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 
And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

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