The Tanakh is replete with prophecies of Messiah. None of these prophecies is more explicit than the one given in Genesis 3:15 when G-d speaks of the seed of woman that shall bruise the serpent's head. Most of the other prophecies are given as pictures, examples, or "types" of Messiah. There are no explicit passages in the Tanakh where G-d says "Messiah will be such and such" or "Messiah will do such and such". As Paul put it in his first letter to the Corinthian believers "For now we see through a glass, darkly...". Prophecy is not always clear and it is often only when certain prophetic passages are fulfilled that we can see with clarity those things which G-d spoke.

The prophecies below are examples of such clarity. Now that each of these has come to pass we can see the prophecy for what it is. May G-d give us clarity to see all that is Scripture regarding Messiah in the Tanakh and the Greek Scriptures. This is not an exhaustive list but will be updated as we come across additional passages. If you have any recommended passages to include please contact us and let us know!

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Prophecies by Category

 

NrProphecyGiven in TanakhFulfilled in Greek Scriptures
  Birth (15 / 13.0%)
1 Will be the seed of woman and shall bruise serpent's head Genesis 3:15 Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8
2 All nations shall be blessed through Avraham Gen 12:3, 18:18, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14 Matthew 1:1, 17; Acts 3:25-26
3 Will be born of the seed of Avraham Genesis 17:7-8, 26:3-4 Matthew 1:1, 17;Galatians 3:16, 29; Hebrews 2:16
4 Will be born of the seed of Yitzchak Genesis 17:19, 21:12, 26:2-4, Deuteronomy 18:15-18 Matthew 1:2, 17; Romans 9:7; Hebrews 11:17-19
5 Will be born of the seed of Ya'akov (a star out of Ya'akov) Genesis 28:13-14, Numbers 24:17-19 Matthew 1:2; Luke 1:33, 3:23-38; Revelation 22:16
6 Will be born of the tribe of Judah Genesis 49:8-10, Micah 5:2, 2 Samuel 2:4 Matthew 1:2, 3; Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 5:5
10 Will be sanctified as the firstborn son Exodus 13:2, Numbers 3:13, 8:17 Luke 2:7, 23
15 Will be born a King in the line of David 2 Samuel 7:12,13, Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, 30:9 Matthew 1:1,6;9:27; 12:22, 23; 15:22; 20:30, 31; Matthew 21:9, 15; 22:41-42; Luke 1:32; John 18:36-37;Acts 13:22-23; Revelation 1:5
40 Kings shall bring him gifts, fall down before him Psalm 72:10-11 Matthew 2:1-11
55 Will be born of a virgin Isaiah 7:13-14 Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:27-35
61 Will come as a child… a son Isaiah 9:6 Luke 2:11; John 3:16; Romans 8:32
65 Will be a rod out of the root of Yishai Isaiah 11:1-2 Matthew 1:6; Acts 13:22-23
96 Will be born in the midst of the massacre of children Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18
104 Will be eternal Micah 5:2 John 1:1,4; 8:58; Colossians 1:15-19
105 Will be born in Bethlehem of Judah Micah 5:2-5 Matthew 2:1-6; Luke 2:4-11
 
  Life and Ministry (36 / 31.3%)
12 Will be a prophet like Moshe, speaking G-d's words Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19 Matthew 21:11; Luke 7:16, 24:19; John 6:14; John 7:40; Acts 3:20-22
18 Will have rulers take council against Him Psalm 2:1-2 Matthew 12:14; 26:3-4, 47; Luke 23:11-12
28 Will be hated without reason Psalm 35:19;69:4 John 15:24-25
30 Will come to do the will of G-d Psalm 40:7-8 Matthew 26:39; Hebrew 10:5-9
34 Will be anointed by G-d Psalm 45:6-7 Hebrew 1:8-9
36 Will be rejected by his brothers Psalm 69:8 John 7:3-5
37 Will have great zeal for G-d's house Psalm 69:9 John 2:17
41 Will care for the poor and needy Psalm 72:12-14 Luke 7:22
42 Will speak in parables Psalm 78:2; Isaiah 6:9 Matthew 13:34-35; Luke 8:10
46 Will pray for His enemies Psalm 109:4 Matthew 5:44; Luke 23:34
49 Will be a priest in the order of Melchizedek Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:1-6; 6:20; 7:15-17
51 Will be rejected by men Psalm 118:22-23 Matthew 21:42
53 Will enter the Temple Psalm 118:26; Haggai 2:7-9; Zechariah 11:13; Malachi 3:1 Matthew 21:12-16; Mark 11:11; Luke 2:25-47; 19:45-47
54 Will have people's hearts hardened against Him Isaiah 6:9-10 Matthew 13:13-15; John 12:37-40; Acts 28:24-27
57 Will be a rock to stumble over for Israel Isaiah 8:14 Romans 9:31-33; 1 Peter 2:7-8
59 Will minister in Zevulun, Naphtali, and the Galil Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:12-16
62 Will have the government upon His shoulders Isaiah 9:6 Matthew 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25
66 Will have the Spirit of the Lord rest upon Him Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 61:1-2 Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; Luke 4:18; John 1:32; John 3:34; Acts 10:38
72 Will come and the deaf will hear and the blind will see Isaiah 29:18; 35:5 Matthew 11:5; Mark 7:37; John 9:39
73 Will be a healer and savior doing miracles Isaiah 35:4-6 Matthew 9:30; 11:4-6; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14; Mark 7:32-35; John 9:1-7; 11:47; Acts 4:11
74 Will have a forerunner that will prepare for His coming Isaiah 40:3-5 Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:3-5; John 1:23
75 Will be a Shepherd who tends His sheep Isaiah 40:10-11 John 10:11; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25
76 Will be a servant of G-d Isaiah 42:1-4 Matthew 12:16-21
78 Will fulfill promises to Israel and be a light to the Goyim Isaiah 42:6; 49:6 Luke 2:32; Acts 26:23
91 Will call those who were not His people Isaiah 55:4-5; Hosea 2:23 Romans 9:24-26
92 Will be the Redeemer to come out of Zion Isaiah 59:16-20 Romans 11:26-27
93 Will have nations walk in the light of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-3 Matthew 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 12:46
95 Will be anointed to preach liberty to the captives Isaiah 61:1-2 Luke 4:16-21; Acts 10:38
97 Will bring a new covenant Jeremiah 31:31-34; 32:37-40; 50:5 Matthew 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 8:8-12; 10:15-20
100 Will be a Son called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:13-15
101 Will have His Spirit poured out upon people Joel 2:28-32 Acts 2:16-23
102 Will be David's fallen booth restored Amos 9:11-12 Acts 15:16-18
106 Will be G-d dwelling among His people Zechariah 2:10-13 John 1:14; Revelation 21:3
108 Will be riding a donkey into Yerushalayim Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:1-5; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-38; John 12:13-15
113 Will have a messenger sent to prepare the way before Him Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:10; Mark 1:2-4, 7; Luke 7:27, 28
115 Will have a prophet sent before the day of the Lord Malachi 4:5-6 Matthew 11:13-14; Mark 9:11-13; Luke 1:17; 7:27-28
 
  Death, Burial, and Resurrection (37 / 32.1%)
8 Will be the Passover Lamb without blemish, slain, and His blood applied to identify G-d's chosen as protection from His judgment Exodus 12:1-11; Isaiah 53:7 John 1:29-36; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 5:6-13; 7:14; 21:22-27; 22:1-4
9 Will be the Passover Lamb and none of His bones will be broken Exodus 12:26; Numbers 9:12; Psalm 34:20 John 19:31-36
11 Will be lifted up, as Moshe lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness Numbers 21:8-9 John 3:14-15
14 Will be hung on a tree as a curse for our sake Deuteronomy 21:23 Galatians 3:13
19 Will be resurrected from the dead Psalm 2:7; 16:8-11; 110:1 Luke 24:6-8, 34; John 20-21; Acts 1:3; 2:22-36; 13:33
21 Will conquer death through His resurrection Psalm 16:8-11; 49:15; 86:13 Acts 2:24-36; 13:30-39; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
22 Will be mocked and insulted by many Psalm 22:7-8, 17 Matthew 27:31, 39-43; Mark 15:29-32; Luke 23:35-39
23 Will thirst during His execution Psalm 22:15; 69:21 John 19:28
24 Will have His hands and feet pierced Psalm 22:16; Zechariah 12:10 Matthew 27:35; John 19:18, 34-37; John 20:25-29
25 Will have soldiers cast lots for his coat Psalm 22:18 Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23-24
26 Will be accused by false witnesses Psalm 27:12; 35-11 Matthew 26:60-61; Mark 14:55-61
27 Will commit His spirit into G-d's hands Psalm 31:5 Luke 23:46
29 Will have friends who stand far off Psalm 38:11; 88:18 Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49
32 Will be betrayed by a friend Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14 Matthew 26:14, 23, 47-50; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:19-23; 22:48; John 13:18-30; 18:2-5
35 Will ascend on high Psalm 68:18 Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 4:8
38 Will have the reproach of others fall on Him Psalm 69:9 Romans 15:3
39 Will be given gall and vinegar Psalm 69:20-22 Matthew 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23, 36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29
47 Will have another to succeed His betrayer Psalm 109:7-8 Acts 1:16-20
70 Will swallow up death in victory Isaiah 25:6-12 1 Corinthians 15:54-58
79 Will be beaten and spat upon Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67; 27:26-30; Mark 14:65; 15:15-19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1
80 Will be marred in appearance Isaiah 52:14 Hebrews 5:8; 1 Peter 2:21
81 Will be despised and rejected Isaiah 53:1-3 Matthew 26:67; Luke 18:31, 33; John 1:10-11; 12:37-38;
82 Will bear our grief and our sorrow Isaiah 53:4-5 Matthew 8:17; Mark 15:25-28; Romans 5:6-8
83 Will be wounded for our transgressions Isaiah 53:5 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18
84 Will be led as a lamb to slaughter Isaiah 53:7 John 1:29, 36; Acts 8:28-35; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:6
85 Will be accused and afflicted but will not open His mouth Isaiah 53:7 Matthew 26:62, 63; 27:12,14; Mark 14:61; 15:5; Luke 23:9; John 19:9
86 Will be buried with the rich Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
87 Will be sinless and without guile Isaiah 53:9 1 Peter 2:22
88 Will be made into an offering for sin Isaiah 53:10-11 Acts 10:43; 13:38,39; Romans 3:21-26; 4:5-8; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 2:21-25
89 Will be numbered with the transgressors Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27-28; Luke 22:37; 23:32, 33
90 Will make intercession for the transgressors Isaiah 53:12 Luke 23:34
99 Will be "cut off" at a specific time after Yerushalayim's walls are rebuilt but before the Temple is destroyed Daniel 9:24-26; Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:1-5; Mark 1:15; Luke 19:37-38; John 12:13-15
103 Will be struck on the cheek Micah 4:14, 5:1 Matthew 27:30
109 Will be sold for thirty pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12 Matthew 26:14-15
110 Will have the thirty pieces of silver used to buy the potter's field Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 27:3, 6-10
111 Will have His body pierced Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34, 37
112 Will be a shepherd who is struck and His sheep scattered Zechariah 13:1, 6, 7 Matthew 26:31, 56; Mark 14:27; John 16:32
 
  Titles and Characteristics (27 / 23.4%)
7 Title: "I AM" Exodus 3:13-15 John 8:24; 13:19
13 Title: A Prophet Like Unto Moshe Deuteronomy 18:18-19 John 1:21; 6:14; Acts 3:22-23; Hebrews 3:16
16 Characteristic: The throne of David established forever 2 Samuel 7:12-13, 16, 25-26; Psalm 89:3-4, 36-37; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14, 23-27; Isaiah 9:7 Matthew 19:28; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; 2 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 1:8
17 Title: The Promised Redeemer Job 19:25-27; Psalm 130:7-8; Isaiah 59:20 Galatians 4:4-5; Titus 2:13-14
20 Title: The Son of G-d Psalm 2:7; 16:8-11; 110:1 Matthew 3:17; 8:29; 16:16; Mark 1:11; Luke 1:32, 35; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5; 5:5; 2 Peter 1:17
31 Characteristic: Delights to do G-d's will Psalm 40:8 John 4:34; 6:38
33 Characteristic: A King known for righteousness, anointed Psalm 45:1-7 Hebrews 1:8-9
43 Title: Seed of David Psalm 89:3-4 John 7:42; Acts 13:22-23
44 Characteristic: The firstborn over all creation Psalm 89:27 Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15
45 Characteristic: Never changing; everlasting Psalm 102:24-27 Hebrews 1:10-12; 13:8
48 Title: David's Son; David's Lord at G-d's right hand Psalm 110:1 Matthew 22:41-45; mark 12:35-37; 16:19; Acts 7:56; Romans 1:3; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 1:3
50 Title: A Priest according to the order of the Melchizedek Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:5-6, 10; 6:20; 7:1-22
52 Title: The chief cornerstone Psalm 118:22-23 Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:10-12; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4-7
56 Title: Immanu'el, G-d with us Isaiah 7:14; 8:8-10 Matthew 1:21-23; John 1:14; 14:8-11; Colossians 2:9
58 Characteristic: A stone of stumbling, a rock of offense Isaiah 8:14-15 Matthew 21:42-44; Romans 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:6-8
60 Characteristic: The light which shines in the darkness Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:14-16; Luke 1:7,9; 2:32; John 1:4-5
63 Title: Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6 John 14:27; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 2:2-3
64 Characteristic: Full of wisdom, power, and righteousness Isaiah 11:1-10 Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 2:2-3
67 Characteristic: The way of repentance for all nations Isaiah 2:2-4 Luke 24:47
68 Characteristic: The key of the house of David is upon His shoulder Isaiah 22:21-25 Revelation 3:7
69 Title: The Righteous Branch Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15-16 Romans 3:22; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9
71 Title: The stone in Zion, a sure foundation Isaiah 28:16 Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:6
77 Characteristic: G-d's elect Servant, in whom He delights Isaiah 42:1-4 Matthew 12:17-21; Philippians 2:7
94 Characteristic: The Spirit of G-d shall rest upon Him Isaiah 61:1 Matthew 3:16; Luke 4:18
98 Title: The Good Shepherd Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24 John 10:11; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25
107 Title: The enthroned High Priest Zechariah 6:12-13 Hebrews 7:11-28; 8:1-2
114 Title: Sun of Righteousness, the Dayspring; our Light Malachi 4:2-3 Luke 1:78; Ephesians 5:14; 2 Peter 1:19; John 8:12; Revelation 2:28; 22:16

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Yom Sheni, 4 Av, 5778

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