PROPHECIES OF JESUS' FIRST COMING
DEATH AND RESURRECTION
Be Passover sacrifice with no bone broken
Exodus 12:46 It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the
meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
Numbers 9:12 They must not leave any of it till morning or break
any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must
follow all the regulations.
Also Psalm 34:20
John 19:31-36 ... But when they came to Jesus and found that he
was already dead, they did not break his legs ... These things
happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of
his bones will be broken."
Be hung upon a tree as a curse for us
Deuteronomy 21:23 ... Be sure to bury him that same day, because
anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse. You must not
desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an
Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by
becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone
who is hung on a tree."
Be thirsty during his execution
Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my
tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of
John 19:28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that
the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
Be accused by false witnesses
Psalm 27:12 Do not hand me over to the desire of my foes, for
false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
Psalm 35:11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on
things I know nothing about.
Matthew 26:60 ... many false witnesses came forward...
Mark 14:55-61 ... Then some stood up and gave this
false testimony against him...
Be struck on the head
Micah 5:1... They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a
Matthew 27:30 They spat on him, and took the staff and struck him
on the head again and again.
Have hands and feet pierced
Psalm 22:16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has
encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.
Zechariah 12:10 "... They will look on me, the one they have
pierced, and they will mourn for him as ... for a firstborn son.
Matthew 27:35 ... they had crucified him...
Also John 19:18,34-37
John 20:25-29 ... "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands ...
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it." ... Then
he said "...Reach out your hand and put it into my side." ...
Have soldiers cast lots for his coat
Psalm 22:18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for
John 19:23, 24 ... This garment was seamless ... "Let's not tear
it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get
Also Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34
Be given gall and vinegar (sour wine)
Psalm 69:20-22 ... They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar
for my thirst....
Matthew 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with
gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
Also Matthew 27:48; Mark 15:23; 15:36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29
Be beaten and spat upon
Isaiah 50:6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to
those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from
mocking and spitting.
Matthew 26:67 Then they spat in his face and struck him with
their fists. Others slapped him.
Matthew 27:26-30 ... They spat on him, and took the staff and
struck him on the head again and again.
Also Mark 14:65; 15:15-19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1
Be betrayed by a friend
Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my
bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 55:12-14 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it;
if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him.
But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the
throng at the house of God.
Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the Twelve ... the one called Judas
Iscariot ... went to the chief priests and asked, "What are you
willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" ...
Matthew 26:23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand
into the bowl with me will betray me."
Also Matthew 26:47-50; Luke 22:19-23,48; John 13:18-30; 18:2-5
Be despised and rejected
Isaiah 53:2, 3 ... He was despised and rejected by men ... Like
one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we
esteemed him not.
Luke 17:25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected
by this generation.
Luke 23:18 ... "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
Also Matthew 26:67; John 1:11
Be accused and afflicted, but did not open his mouth
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open
his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his
Matthew 27:12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the
elders, he gave no answer.
Luke 23:9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no
Also Matthew 26:62,63; 27:14; Mark 14:61; 15:5; John 19:9
Commit his spirit into God's hand
Psalm 31:5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, 0 LORD,
the God of truth.
Luke 23.46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your
hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his
Be buried with the rich
Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the
rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any
deceit in his mouth.
Matthew 27:57-60 ... there came a rich man from Arimathea, named
Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus ... he asked
for Jesus' body, ... and placed it in his own new tomb ...
Be numbered (crucified) with transgressors
Isaiah 53:12 ... he poured out his life unto death, and was
numbered with the transgressors ...
Matthew 27:38 Two robbers were crucified with him ...
Also Mark 15:27,28; Luke 22:37; 23:32,33
The 30 pieces of silver buy the potter's field
Zechariah 11:12, 13 ... So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
...I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the
house of the LORD to the potter.
Matthew 27:3,6-10 ... Judas ... returned the thirty silver coins
to the chief priests and the elders ... they decided to use the
money to buy the potter's field ...
To be continued