Messianic Prophecies

Men are so simple, and so subject to present necessities, that he who seeks to deceive
 will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.

At the bottom of this page is a table taken from Holman Bible Dictionary which contains 118 OT messianic prophecies that were supposedly fulfilled in the NT. According to their context, none of them have anything to do with Jesus. It wasn't that the prophecies were fulfilled. It was the other way around. The gospel writers took snippets of text from the Old Testament and created a composite story of Jesus. The story outline in the gospels was based on the motifs of the Zodiac.

There is a parallel in a recent bestseller, "The Bible Code". The authors believed that God placed hidden messages in the Bible. By using computer analyses, they believed they could unlock these messages to account for past events and predict the future. Never mind that their computer results were so vague as to be worthless, their fertile imaginations made connections where none existed.

In the same way, first century Jews and the NT writers believed that the OT contained hidden messages which predicted the coming of their messiah. It didn't bother them than none of these messages could stand on their own. And because each one can't stand alone, what they show is that the Jews, who first compiled them, had a preconceived notion of what they were looking for.

Readers should scan the table to see how literal they are. Also, many bibles have OT footnotes at the bottom of each page. To the religious mind they were God's "inspired" messages. To a realist, they were the snippets of text from which the gospel writers used to fabricate the gospels.

There are too many to go over individually, so we will review them in the general case and pick some specific examples of particular significance.

General case

1. That the Jews were expecting a messiah to free them from oppression and restore the sovereign kingdom of Israel is well documented in the OT. That this messiah would usher in a new religion goes contrary to Jewish expectations.

2. The idea of an incarnated god violates the Jewish religion. Jews don't recognize anybody but Yahweh as a god.

3. Human sacrifice is anathema to the Jewish religion, as is the sacrifice of their god.

4. Jews don't recognize the Fall of Man as having anything to do with their definition sin, which is based on Torah law.

5. The Eucharist-consuming Jesus' blood-violates Jewish law against eating food containing blood.

6. When we examine these so-called prophecies, most of them are not predicting anything. Bona fide predictions should show some intention to predict and they should be specific.

7. The Jewish "prophecies" were intended to foretell the coming of a messiah who would free Jews from oppression. Instead, the gospel story of Jesus' trial and crucifixion became a war cry for Jewish persecution.

8. The "prophecies" specify a man with Jewish bloodlines, blessed by Abraham, from the tribe of Judah and a descendant of David. Those elements define a mortal man. As a mortal man, Jesus' death accomplished nothing.

9. Anybody can claim to be the messiah, but unless they can complete their prescribed mission, they don't fit the definition of a Jewish messiah. Jesus poor acceptance and premature death shows that he failed to complete his mission according to the "prophecies."

10. To interpret them as prophecies ignores the time in which they were written and the events they relate to. By examining them individually, we will find that their context was badly corrupted.

11. What we are left with is the conclusion that they failed to predict the coming of a Jewish messiah and a Christian messiah.

12. And secondly, we are left with the unmistakable impression that the Christians stole from the Jews to justify their new religion.

Specific Cases

1. Seed of the woman: Gen. 3:15

Some references apply to a specific person who is not Jesus. This passage was directed at the serpent and the woman (Eve). If "the woman" were stretched it to mean all women, it would apply to every woman since Eve.

15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; (Gen. 3:15)

2. Seed of Abraham: Gen. 12:3

Some apply so broadly, they could mean anybody. Below, God will bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who curse Abraham.

3I will bless those who bless you [Abraham], and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves." (Gen. 12:3)

3. Blessing to first born son: Exodus 13:2

Some are commands meant to be carried out at the time they were said. God was telling Moses to have the Israelites sacrifice their first born. By the time of Jesus, human sacrifice had been outlawed. Was Jesus a beast?

2"Consecrate to me all the first-born; whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine." (Ex. 13:2)

4. A promised Redeemer: Job 19:25-27

Some have no relevance. Job was calling God his redeemer. He has sores all over his body. It has nothing to do with Christian atonement.

25For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! (Job 19:25-27)

5. Declared to be the Son of God: Psalm 2:1-12

Yahweh's anointed was the king of Israel. If, according to Christian theology, Jesus came to atone for sin, then how can kings and rulers be acting against God and Jesus?

2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying, (Psalm 2:2)

It says, "He said to me." Jesus didn't write this.

7I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have begotten you. (Psalm 2:7)

The rest of the Psalm is just as irrelevant.

6. His resurrection: Psalm 16:8-10

David was asking God not to let him die, because he has seen the path to life in God's presence. David died a natural death. He wasn't resurrected.

8I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure.
For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit.
Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:8-10)

7. Hands and feet pierced: Psalm 22:1-31
8. Mocked and insulted: Psalm 22:7-8
9. Soldiers cast lots for coat: Psalm 22:18

The 22nd Psalm is a psalm of David. It was written in the present tense about a thousand years before Jesus' time.

Matthew copied verse 1 into 27:46a as Jesus' last words. Note the second part. The psalmist is asking God why he is so far from helping him.

1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? (Psalm 22:1)

Again, they are the words of the psalmist. These things already happened; they are not predicting anything.

7All who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me, they wag their heads;
"He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!" (Psalm 22:7-8)

18they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots. (Psalm 22:18)

Jesus, a god has a soul? Was he ever threatened by a sword, a lion or wild oxen?

20Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!
Save me from the mouth of the lion, my afflicted soul from the horns of the wild oxen! (Psalm 22:20-21)

10. Son of Man comes in glory: Psalm 102:16

According to Strong's Concordance, it says Yahweh will appear in his glory, not the Son of Man. Besides, Jesus did not come to build up Zion.

16For the LORD [Yahweh] will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory; (Psalm 102:16)

In the first verse of the same chapter, the psalmist was praying, he wasn't predicting.

1Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to thee! (Psalm 102:1)

11. The King comes in the name of the Lord: Psalm 118:26

This Psalm of David doesn't predict anything. King David blessed whoever enters in the name of Yahweh.

26Blessed be he who enters in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD. (Psalm 118:26)

12. Declared to be the Son of God: Proverbs 30:4

Some references ignore the time in which they were written and the time they refer to. This Proverb is talking about the past, not the future. Jesus did not ascend in the past; he supposedly ascended in the future.

4Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know! (Prov. 30:4)

13. Born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah was speaking to King Ahaz, telling him what he will see. Ahaz was king form 735-715 BCE.

10Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, (Isa. 7:10)

Virgins conceive all the time. It doesn't say who the father is. Jesus' name does not translate to Immanuel.

14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isa. 7:14 KJV)

14. Son of the Highest: Isaiah 33:22

Isaiah is calling Yahweh the judge, ruler and king who will save him and his fellow Jews.

22For the LORD [Yahweh] is our judge, the LORD [Yahweh] is our ruler, the LORD [Yahweh] is our king; he will save us. (Isa. 33:22)

15. Rejected by his people: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

16. Suffered vicariously: Isaiah 53:4-5

17. Silent when accused: Isaiah 53:7

18. Buried with the rich: Isaiah 53:9

19. Crucified with transgressors: Isaiah 53:12

Known as the, "Suffering Servant," Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is perhaps the most controversial chapter in messianic prophecy. Throughout the chapter, it is not clear who this servant is. The Jews say it is the people of Israel personified (Jews for Judaism). Christians say it defines Jesus (The Suffering Servant). The language is on the side of the Jews.

No matter what the context, the Christian compass always points towards Jesus. Will Christians please note the past tense in the underlined words; Isaiah was written hundreds of years before Jesus' time. Isaiah's prophecies where based on the travails of a pre-existent personality. If that personality was Israel personified, so be it.

Certainly, Jesus was not Isaiah's servant.

13Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.
As many were astonished at him- his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men-
15so shall he startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which has not been told them they shall see, and that which they have not heard they shall understand. (Isa. 52:13-15)

1Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.(Isa. 53:1-3)

4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. (Isa. 53:4-5)

6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. (Isa. 53:6-7)

8By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (Isa. 53:8-9)

10Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand; (Isa. 53:10)

If Jesus had a soul, then he was a mortal man. Again, Jesus could not have been Isaiah's servant.

11he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

20. Born a King: Jeremiah 30:9

What was this king supposed to accomplish?

9But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them. (Jer. 30:9)

The answer can be found in the same chapter. He was going to bring them back to the Promised Land.

3For behold, days are coming, says the LORD, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the LORD, and I will bring them back to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it." (Jer. 30:3)

21: Conceived by the Holy Spirit: Jeremiah 31:22  

The Lord created a new thing on earth? What new thing? Is Jesus a thing? Did a woman ever protect Jesus? Where is the Holy Spirit in here? "Create" does not translate to "conceive."

22How long will you waver, O faithless daughter? For the LORD [Yahweh] has created a new thing on the earth: a woman protects a man." (Jer. 31:22)

Jeremiah was writing about restoring the fortunes of Jews by bring them back to the land of Judah.

23Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Once more they shall use these words in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I restore their fortunes: (Jer. 31:23)

22. An everlasting dominion: Daniel 7:13-14

Christians are still waiting for Jesus to return.

13I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. (Dan. 7:13-14)

23. Time for his birth: Daniel 9:24-27

There is still sin and unrighteousness. There was no prince who destroyed the city and the sanctuary. Jesus did not anoint the temple; he threatened to tear it down. Jerusalem was destroyed about 40 years after Jesus by the Romans. There was no flood. There was no war that brought an end to the world. And according to Christian theology, Jesus brought sacrifice, he didn't end it.

24"Seventy weeks of years are decreed concerning your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.
25Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.
26And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war; desolations are decreed.
27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator." (Dan. 9:24-27)

24. Our sins purged: Malachi 3:3

What does the purification of the sons of Levi have to do with Christian atonement?

3he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the LORD. (Malachi 3:3)


Seed of the woman [1] Gen 3:15 Gal 4:4; Heb2:14
Through Noah's sons Gen 9:27 Luke 6:36
Seed of Abraham [2] Gen 12:3 Matt 1:1; Gal 3:8, 16
Seed of Isaac Gen 17:19 Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18
Blessing to nations Gen 18: 18 Gal 3:8
Seed of Isaac Gen 21:12 Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18
Blessing to Gentiles Gen 22:18, 26:4 Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14
Blessing through Abraham Gen 28:14 Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14
Of the tribe of Judah Gen 49:10 Rev 5:5
No bone broken Exod12:46,
Num 9:12
John 19:36
Blessing to firstborn son [3] Exod 13:2 Luke 2:23
Serpent in the wilderness Num 21:8-9 John 3:14-15
A star out of Jacob Num 24:17-19 Matt 2:2; Luke 1:33, 78; Rev 22:16
As a prophet Deut 18:15, 18-19 John 6:14; 7:40; Acts 3:22-23
Cursed on the tree Deut 21:23 Gal 3:13
The throne of David
established forever
2 Sam 7:12-13, 16, 25-26;
1 Chr 17:11-14,
23-27; 2 Chr 21:7
Matt 19:28; 21:4; 25:31; Mark 12:37;
Luke 1:32; John 7:4; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8;
Heb 1:5, 8; 8:1; 12:2; Rev 22:1
A promised Redeemer [4] Job 19:25-27 John 5:28-29; Gal 4:4;
Eph 1:7, 11, 14
Declared to be the Son of God [5] Ps 2:1-12 Matt 3:17; Mark 1:11;
Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5;
Rev 2:26-27; 19:15-16
His resurrection [6] Ps 16:8-10 Acts 2:27; 13:35; 26:23
Hands and feet pierced [7] Ps 22:1-31 Matt 27:31, 35-36
Mocked and insulted [8] Ps 22:7-8 Matt 27:39-43, 45-59
Soldiers cast lots for coat [9] Ps 22:18 Mark 15:20, 24-25, 34; Luke 19:24; 23:35; John 19:15-18, 23-24, 34;
Acts 2:23-24
Accused by false witnesses Ps 27:12 Matt 26:60-61
He commits His spirit Ps 31:5 Luke 23:46
"186"No broken bone Ps 34:20 John 19:36
Accused by false witnesses Ps 35:11 Matt 26:59-61; Mark 14:57-58
Hated without reason Ps 35:19 John 15:24-25
Friends stand afar off Ps 38:11 Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49
"I come to do Thy will" Ps 40:6-8 Heb 10:5-9
Betrayed by a friend Ps 41:9 Matt 26:14-16, 47, 50; Mark 14:17-21;
Luke 22:19-23; John 13:18-19
Known for righteousness Ps 45:2, 6-7 Heb 1:8-9
His resurrection Ps 49:15 Mark 16:6
Betrayed by a friend Ps 55:12-14 John 13:18
His ascension Ps 68:18 Eph 4:8
Hated without reason Ps 69:4 John 15:25
Stung by reproaches Ps 69:9 John 2:17; Rom 15:3
Given gall and vinegar Ps 69:21 Matt 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23;
Luke 23:36; John 19:29
Exalted by God Ps 72:1-19 Matt 2:2; Phil 2:9-11; Heb 1:8
He speaks in parables Ps 78:2 Matt 13:34-35
Seed of David exalted Ps 89:3-4, 19,
27-29, 35-37
Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; 13:23;
Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8
Son of Man comes in glory [10] Ps 102:16 Luke 21:24,27; Rev 12:5-10
"Thou remainest!" Ps 102:24-27 Heb 1:10-12
Prays for His enemies Ps 109:4 Luke 23:34
Another to succeed Judas Ps 109:7-8 Acts 1:16-20
A priest like Melchizedek Ps 110:1-7 Matt 22:41-45; 26:64; Mark 12:35-37; 16:19; Acts 7:56; Eph 1:20;
Col 1:20; Heb 1:13; 2:8; 5:6; 6:20;
7:21; 8:1; 10:11-13; 12:2
The chief cornerstone Ps 118:22-23 Matt 21:42; Mark 12:10-11;
Luke 20:17; John 1:11;
Acts 4:11; Eph 2:20; 1 Pet 2:4
The King comes in the
name of the Lord
[11] Ps 118:26
Matt 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9;
Luke 13:35; 19:38; John 12:13
David's seed to reign Ps 132:11
2 Sam 7:12-13, 16,
25-26, 29
Matt 1:1
Declared to be the Son of God [12] Prov 30:4 Matt 3:17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:35;
John 3:13; 9:35-38; 11:21;
Rom 1:2-4; 10:6-9; 2 Pet 1:17
Repentance for the nations Isa 2:2-4 Luke 24:47
Hearts are hardened Isa 6:9-10 Matt 13:14-15; John 12:39-40;
Acts 28:25-27
Born of a virgin [13] Isa 7:14 Matt 1:22-23
A rock of offense Isa 8:14-15 Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:8
Light out of darkness Isa 9:1-2 Matt 4:14-16; Luke 2:32
God with us Isa 9:6-7 Matt 1:21,23; Luke 1:32-33;
John 8:58; 10:30; 14:19;
Cor 5:19; Col 2:9
Full of wisdom and power Isa 11:1-10 Matt 3:16; John 3:34;
Rom 15:12; Heb 1:9
Reigning in mercy Isa 16:4-5 Luke 1:31-33
Peg in a sure place Isa 22:21-25 Rev 3:7
Death swallowed up in victory Isa 25:6-12 1 Cor 15:54
A stone in Zion Isa 28:16 Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:6
The deaf hear, the blind see Isa 29:18-19 Matt 5:3; 11:5; John 9:39
King of Kings, Lord of Lords Isa 32:1-4 Rev 19:16; 20:6
Son of the Highest [14] Isa 33:22 Luke 1:32; 1 Tim 1:17; 6:15
Healing for the needy Isa 35:4-10 Matt 9:30; 11:5; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14;
Mark 7:30; John 5:9
Make ready the way of
the Lord
Isa 40:3-5 Matt 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-5;
John 1:23
The Shepherd dies for
His sheep
Isa 40:10-11 John 10:11; Heb 13:20;
1 Pet 2:24-25
The meek servant Isa 42:1-16 Matt 12:17-21; Luke 2:32
A light to the Gentiles Isa 49:6-12 Acts 13:47; 2 Cor 6:2
Scourged and spat upon Isa 50:6 Matt 26:67; 27:26, 30; Mark 14:65;
15:15,19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1
Rejected by His people [15] Isa 52:13-53:12 Matt 8:7; 27:1-2, 12-14, 38
Suffered vicariously [16] Isa 53:4-5 Mark 15:3-4, 27-28;
Luke 23:1-25, 32-34
Silent when accused [17] Isa53:7 John 1:29; 11:49-52
Crucified with transgressors [19] Isa53:12 John 12:37-38; Acts 8:28-35
Buried with the rich [18] Isa 53:9 Acts 10:43; 13:38-39; 1 Cor 15:3;
Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 2:21-25; 1 John 1:7, 9
Calling of those not a people Isa55:4-5 John 18:37; Rom 9:25-26; Rev 1:5
Deliver out of Zion Isa 59:16-20 Rom 11:26-27
Nations walk in the light Isa 60:1-3 Luke 2:32
Anointed to preach liberty Isa 61:1-3 Luke 4:17-19; Acts 10:38
Called by a new name Isa 62:1-2 Luke 2:32; Rev 3:12
The King cometh Isa 62:11 Matt 21:5
A vesture dipped in blood Isa 63:1-3 Rev 19:13
Afflicted with the afflicted Isa 63:8-9 Matt 25:34-40
The elect shall inherit Isa 65:9 Rom 11:5, 7; Heb 7:14; Rev 5:5
New heavens and a new earth Isa 65:17-25 2 Pet 3:13; Rev 21:1
The Lord our righteousness Jer23:5-6 John 2:19-21; Rom 1:3-4;
Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5
Born a King [20] Jer 30:9 John 18:37; Rev 1:5
Massacre of infants Jer 31:15 Matt 2:17-18
Conceived by the Holy Spirit [21] Jer31:22 Matt 1:20; Luke 1:35
A New Covenant Jer31:31-34 Matt 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24;
Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor 11:25;
Heb 8:8-12; 10:15-17; 12:24; 13:20
A spiritual house Jer 33:15-17 John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5
A tree planted by God Ezek 17:22-24 Matt 13:31-32
The humble exalted Ezek 21:26-27 Luke 1:52
The good Shepherd Ezek 34:23-24 John 10:11
Stone cut without hands Dan 2:34-35 Acts 4:10-12
His kingdom triumphant Dan 2:44-45 Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15
An everlasting dominion [22] Dan 7:13-14 Matt 24:30; 25:31; 26:64;
Mark 14:61-62; Acts 1:9-11; Rev 1:7
Kingdom for the saints Dan 7:27 Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15
Time of His birth [23] Dan 9:24-27 Matt 24:15-21; Luke 3:1
Israel restored Hos3:5 John 18:37; Rom 11:25-27
Flight into Egypt Hos 11:1 Matt 2:15
Promise of the Spirit Joel 2:28-32 Acts 2:17-21; Rom 10:13
The sun darkened Amos 8:9 Matt 24:29; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12
Restoration of tabernacle Amos 9:11-12 Acts 15:16-18
Israel regathered Mic 2:12-13 John 10:14, 26
The kingdom established Mic 4:1-8 Luke 1:33
Born in Bethlehem Mic 5:1-5 Matt 2:1; Luke 2:4, 10-11
Earth filled with knowledge
of the glory of the Lord
Hab 2:14 Rom 11:26; Rev 21:23-26
The Lamb on the throne Zech 2:10-13 Rev 5:13; 6:9; 21:24; 22:1-5
A holy priesthood Zech 3:8 John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5
A heavenly High Priest Zech 6:12-13 Heb 4:4; 8:1-2
Triumphal entry Zech 9:9-10 Matt 21:4-5; Mark 11:9-10;
Luke 20:38; John 12:13-15
Sold for thirty pieces of silver Zech 11:12-13 Matt 26:14-15
Money buys potter's field Zech 11:12-13 Matt 27:9
Piercing of His body Zech 12:10 John 19:34, 37
Shepherd smitten-
sheep scattered
Zech 13:1, 6-7 Matt 26:31; John 16:32
Preceded by Forerunner Mal 3:1 Matt 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 7:27
Our sins purged [24] Mal 3:3 Heb 1:3
The light of the world Mal 4:2-3 Luke 1:78; John 1:9; 12:46; 2 Pet 1:19;
Rev 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16
The coming of Elijah Mal 4:5-6 Matt 11:14; 17:10-12