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40 prophecies of Jesus

Forty Prophecies of Jesus

1. His Human nature

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Genesis 3:15
    • Isaiah 49:1
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 24:27, 30
    • 1 Timothy 2:5
    • 1 Timothy 3:16
    • John 1:14
    • Galatians 4:4

2. Born a male child

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 9:6
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 1:21
    • John 3:16

3. Born a Jew

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Genesis 22:15, 18
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 4:9
    • Matthew 1:1
    • Galatians 3:14, 16

4. From David’s lineage

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 9:6, 7
    • Jeremiah 23:5, 6
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 20:30
    • Acts 13:23
    • Romans 1:3
    • Revelation 22:16

5. Place of birth

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Micah 5:2
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 2:1
    • Luke 2:1-6, 11

6. Time of birth

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Daniel 9:21-26
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Mark 1:15
    • Galatians 4:4

7. Virgin birth

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 7:14
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Luke 1:26-35
    • Matthew 1:18-25

8. Given royal gifts

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 72:10, 11, 15
    • Isaiah 60:3, 6
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 2:1, 2, 11

9. Flight into Egypt

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Hosea 11:1
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 2:13-21

10. Herod’s slaughter of children foreseen

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Jeremiah 31:15
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 2:1-8

11. Heralding forerunner

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 40:3
    • Malachi 3:1
    • Luke 1:17
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 3:1-3
    • Matthew 11:10-11
    • John 1:19-27

12. Anointed by Holy Spirit

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 11:1, 2
    • Isaiah 42:1
    • Isaiah 61:1, 2
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 3:16, 17
    • Luke 4:14-21
    • Acts 10:38

13. Opened blind eyes

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 42:6, 7
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Mark 10:46-52
    • John 9:1-41

14. Rejected by men

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 53:3
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 1:10, 11
    • John 7:5, 48

15. Triumphal entry

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Zechariah 9:9
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 21:1-9
    • Luke 19:29-38

16. Betrayal by a friend

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 41:9
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 13:18-26
    • Matthew 26:21-25
    • Matthew 26:46-50
    • Mark 14:10, 17-22
    • Mark 14:44-45

17. The traitor’s fee

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Zechariah 11:12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 26:14-16

18. Purchase of potter’s field

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Zechariah 11:13
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:3-7
    • Acts 1:16-19

19. Forsaken by disciples

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Zechariah 13:7
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 26:31, 56
    • Mark 14:27, 50
    • John 16:32

20. Accused by false witnesses

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 35:11
    • Psalm 27:12
    • Psalm 109:2
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Mark 14:55-59

21. Silent under accusation

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 53:7
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 26:63
    • Matthew 27:12-14
    • Acts 8:26-35

22. Beaten and spat upon

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 50:6
    • Isaiah 53:5
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 26:67
    • John 19:1
    • Luke 22:63-64
    • Matthew 27:26, 30
    • Mark 14:65
    • Mark 15:19

23. Nailed to a cross

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 22:16
    • Isaiah 49:16
    • Zechariah 13:6
    • John 3:14
    • Numbers 21:5-9
    • John 8:28
    • John 12:32
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:35
    • Mark 15:25
    • Luke 23:33
    • John 19:18
    • John 20:24-27

24. Numbered with transgressors

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 53:12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Mark 15:27-28
    • Matthew 27:38
    • Luke 23:33

25. Garments divided

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 22:18
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 19:23-24
    • Matthew 27:35
    • Mark 15:24
    • Luke 23:34

26. Mocked and ridiculed

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 22:7-8
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:39-43

27. Prayed for persecutors

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 53:12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Luke 23:34
    • Matthew 5:44
    • Luke 6:28

28. Offered gall and vinegar

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 69:21
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:34
    • Matthew 27:48
    • John 19:28-29

29. Lonely and forsaken

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 22:1
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Mark 15:34

30. Earthquake followed anguished cry

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 18:6-7
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:46, 50-54

31. Darkness covered land

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Amos 8:9-10
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:45

32. Side pierced

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Zechariah 12:10
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 19:34-37
    • John 20:24-27

33. “Cut off” from life

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Daniel 9:26
    • Isaiah 53:8, 12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:50
    • Acts 2:22-23

34. Died to save others

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Daniel 9:26
    • Isaiah 53:4-12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 20:28
    • Romans 5:6-8
    • 1 Peter 2:21, 24
    • 1 Peter 3:18
    • 1 John 2:2
    • Desire of Ages, p. 25 – “Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might be treated as He deserves.  He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share.  He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His.”

35. No bone broken 

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 34:20
    • Exodus 12:43, 46
    • Numbers 9:12
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • John 19:31-36
    • John 1:29 ( Jesus as type of Passover Lamb)
    • 1 Corinthians 5:7
    • Hebrew 10:10

36. Buried in rich man’s tomb

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Isaiah 53:9
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Matthew 27:57-60
    • Mark 15:43-46
    • Luke 23:50-53
    • John 19:38-42

37. Couldn’t be held in tomb

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 16:10
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Acts 2:31-32

38. Arose on third day

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Matthew 17:22-23
    • Matthew 16:221
    • John 2:18-21
    • Our body is temple of God (compare with 1 Corinthians 5:16-17, 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16)
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Luke 24:6, 24, 46
    • Matthew 27:62-66

39. Ascended to His Father

  • a. Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 68:18
    • Psalm 110:1
    • Psalm 27:7-10
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Luke 24:51
    • Acts 1:9
    • Mark 16:19
    • Acts 2:32-35
    • Acts 7:55-56
    • Romans 8:34
    • Ephesians 1:20
    • Ephesians 4;8-10
    • Hebrews 1:3
    • 1 Peter 3:22
    • Revelation 12:5

40. Sitting at the right hand of God

  • Prophetic forecast:
    • Psalm 110:1
  • Historic fulfillment:
    • Acts 7:55-56
    • Hebrews 1:1-33

”By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”

  • 2 Corinthians 13:1
  • Deuteronomy 17:6

**This list was taken from an old out-of-print Christian book. Proper citation will be given to the author who compiled this list once I track the book down.**