Messianic Prophecies
Biblical predictions about Jesus


The old Testament was written hundreds of years before Christ was born.
Below are references to the coming of Christ in the Old Testament.



Isaiah said the Messiah would be born of a virgin
"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel."
Isaiah 7:14


Micah said the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
Micah 5:2

Hosea said the Messiah would be taken out of Egypt
"When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son."
Hosea 11:1

Moses said the Messiah would be a mighty prophet in word and deed
"I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him."
Deuterotomy 18:18-19

Isaiah said the Messiah would be of Galilee
"Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined."
Isaiah 9:1-2

David said the Messiah would have his hands and feet pierced
"For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;"
Psalm 22:16

Zechariah said they will mourn for the pierced one
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."
Zechariah 12:10


Isaiah said the Messiah would be despised and rejected
"He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him."
Isaiah 53:3

Zechariah said the Messiah would make a triumphant entry into Jerusalem
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey."
Zecharaiah 9:9

Isaiah said the Messiah would be made an offering for sin.
"Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand."
Isaiah 53:10

David said soldiers would cast lots for the Messiah's garments.
"They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
Psalm 22:18

Isaiah said The Messiah will be beaten, mocked, and spat upon
"I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting."
Isaiah 50:6

David said The Messiah would have no bones broken
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken."

Psalm 34:19-20

Zecharaiah said the Messiah would be betrayed and sold for thirty pieces of silver
Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.
Zecharaiah
11:12-13

David said The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend
"Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me."
Psalm 41:9

Isaiah said the Messiah would suffer in silence.
"He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth."
Isaiah 53:7


Other Messianic Prophecies


The First Messianic Prophecy
"And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

Genesis 3:15

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com