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

Has a zeal for God

Prophecy

Psalm 69:9 
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Fulfillment

John 2:15-17 
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. 
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

Was to Enter the Temple

Prophecy

Malachi 3:1 
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Fulfillment

Matthew 21:12
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

He was to enter Jerusalem on a Donkey

Prophecy

Zechariah 9:9 
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Fulfillment

Luke 19:35-37 
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 
And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 
And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Matthew 21:6-11 
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 
And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

Betrayed by a Friend

Prophecy

Psalm 41:9 
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 55:12-14 
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: 
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 
We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

Fulfillment

Matthew 10:4 
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Matthew 26:49,50 
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

John 13:21 
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

Sold for thirty pieces of silver

Prophecy

Zechariah 11:12 
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

Fulfillment

Matthew 26:15 
And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

Matthew 27:3 
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Money to be thrown in Godís House

Prophecy

Zechariah 11:13 
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:5 
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Price given for potters field

Prophecy

Zechariah 11:13 
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:7 
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Forsaken by his disciples

Prophecy

Zechariah 13:7 
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

Fulfillment

Mark 14:50 
And they all forsook him, and fled.

Matthew 26:31 
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Mark 14:27 
And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

Accused by False Witnesses

Prophecy

Psalm 35:11 
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Fulfillment

Matthew 26:59,60 
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 
But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

Dumb Before his Accusers

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:7 
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:12 
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Wounded and Bruised

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:5 
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Zechariah 13:6 
And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Fulfillment

Matthew 27:26 
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Smitten and Spit upon

Prophecy

Isaiah 50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Micah 5:1 
Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

Fulfillment

Matthew 26:67 
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Luke 22:63 
And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

Mocked

Prophecy

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 27:31 
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.

Rejected by his own people

Prophecy

Isaiah 53:3 
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Psalm 69:8 
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Psalm 118:22 
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Fulfillment

John 7:5 
For neither did his brethren believe in him.

John 7:48 
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

John 1:11 
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Matthew 21:42,43 
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? 
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Hated without a cause

Prophecy

Psalm 69:4 
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Isaiah 49:7 
Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

Fulfillment

John 15:25 
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

 

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