Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies

Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies

Jews for Jesus has curated 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.

Curated by Rich Robinson, Senior Researcher
After Yeshua (Jesus) was crucified, some of his followers were crushed. They had hoped that he would be the Messiah who would destroy the tyranny of Rome and restore the kingdom of Israel. But their idea of the Messiah was not God’s idea. Yeshua died, but he also rose from the dead, and to his disappointed followers he said:

“How foolish you are, how slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!  Was it not necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things and then to enter his glory?” And Jesus explained to them what was said about himself in all the Scriptures, beginning with the books of Moses and the writings of all the prophets…. They said to each other, “Wasn’t it like a fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:25–27 NIV, Luke 24:32 NIV)

“To suffer these things and then to enter his glory.” He had to first die as an atonement for our sins, and then rise from the dead – as the prophets of the Hebrew Bible had said.

We invite you to explore these passages from the Jewish Scriptures and their fulfillments in the life of Yeshua.

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321,826 views 1) The Messiah would be resurrected

  • Psalm 16:8–11
  • Acts 2:22–32
  • Acts 13:35–37
173,702 views 2) The Messiah would bring in a new covenant

  • Jeremiah 31:31
  • Matthew 26:28
  • Mark 14:24
  • Luke 22:20
  • 1 Corinthians 11:25
  • 2 Corinthians 3:6
  • Hebrews 8:6–13
  • Hebrews 9:15
  • Hebrews 12:24
171,633 views 3) The Messiah would be forsaken and pierced, but vindicated

  • Psalm 22:1–31
  • Matthew 27:39
  • Matthew 27:43–44
  • Matthew 27:46
  • Mark 15:34
  • John 19:24
  • Hebrews 2:12
171,988 views 4) The Messiah would be the rejected cornerstone

  • Psalm 118:22–24
  • Matthew 21:42
  • Mark 12:10–11
  • Luke 20:17–18
  • Acts 4:9–12
  • Ephesians 2:20
  • 1 Peter 2:6-8
171,775 views 5) The Messiah would do life-affirming redemptive deeds

  • Isaiah 61:1–2
  • Luke 4:17–21
142,122 views 6) The Messiah would be born of a virgin

  • Isaiah 7:14
  • Matthew 1:22–23
  • Luke 1:31–35
122,070 views 7) The Messiah would come according to a timetable

  • Daniel 9:24–27
  • Matthew 24:15–16
  • Mark 13:14–15
  • Galatians 4:4
104,592 views 8) The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:4-6,11)
9)  The Messiah would bear our sins and suffer in our place (Isaiah 53:4-6,11)
10) The Messiah would not remain dead, but see his seed, prolong his days and be exalted (Isaiah 53:10-11)

  • Isaiah 52:13–53:12
  • Matthew 8:16–17
  • Matthew 20:28
  • Matthew 26:28
  • Matthew 27:59–60
  • Mark 10:45
  • Mark 14:24
  • Luke 22:20
  • John 12:37–38
  • Acts 8:32–35
  • Romans 10:16
  • Hebrews 9:28
  • 1 Peter 2:21–25
45,951 views 11) The Messiah would be a prophet like Moses

  • Deuteronomy 18:15–19
  • Matthew 13:57
  • Matthew 21:46
  • Luke 24:19
  • John 1:21
  • John 1:25
  • John 6:14
  • John 7:40
  • Acts 3:22
  • Acts 7:37
34,153 views 12) The Messiah would be pierced

  • Zechariah 12:10
  • Matthew 24:30
  • John 19:31–37
  • Revelation 1:7
30,500 views 13) The Messiah would be preceded by Elijah the prophet

  • Malachi 4:5–6 [Hebrew Bible, verses 3:23–24]
  • Matthew 11:14–15
  • Matthew 16:14
  • Matthew 17:9–13
  • Mark 6:14–16
  • Mark 9:11–13
  • Luke 1:16–17
  • John 1:21
21,099 views 14) The Messiah would come riding on a donkey

  • Zechariah 9:9
  • Matthew 21:1–7
17,590 views 15) The Messiah would be called out of Egypt

  • Hosea 11:1
  • Matthew 2:13–15
17,039 views 16) The Messiah would be called God’s Son

  • Psalm 2:1–12
  • Mark 1:11
  • Luke 3:22
  • Acts 4:25–28
  • Acts 13:33
  • Hebrews 1:5
  • Hebrews 5:5
11,658 views 17) The Messiah would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver

  • Zechariah 11:12–13
  • Matthew 26:14–15
  • Matthew 27:3
  • Matthew 27:9–10
10,966 views 18) The Messiah would be the Son of Man

  • Daniel 7:13–14
  • Matthew 9:6
  • Matthew 12:8
  • Matthew 13:41
  • Matthew 16:13
  • Matthew 16:27
  • Mark 8:31
  • Luke 6:22
  • Luke 9:22
  • John 1:51
  • John 3:13–14
  • Acts 7:56 and many others
10,481 views 19) The Messiah would be a willing sacrifice

  • Genesis 22:1–18
  • John 3:16
  • Hebrews 11:17-19
7,665 views 20) The Messiah would be the Passover lamb

  • Exodus 12:1–51
  • John 1:29
  • John 1:36
  • John 19:33
  • John 19:36
  • 1 Corinthians 5:7–8
  • 1 Peter 1:19
7,665 views 21) The Messiah would be the star coming out of Jacob

  • Numbers 24:17
  • Matthew 2:2
  • Revelation 22:16
5,256 views 22) The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem

  • Micah 5:2 [Hebrew Bible verse 1]
  • Matthew 2:1–6
  • John 7:40–43
4,289 views 23) The Messiah would be greater than David

  • Psalm 110:1–4
  • Matthew 22:4–45
  • Mark 12:35–37
  • Luke 20:41–44
  • Acts 2:34–36
  • 1 Corinthians 15:25–28
  • Hebrews 1:3
  • Hebrews 1:13
  • Hebrews 4:14–5:10
9,856 views 24) The Messiah would be a descendant of David

  • 2 Samuel 7:12–16
  • Matthew 1:1
  • Luke 1:32–33
  • Acts 15:15–16
  • Hebrews 1:5
1,765 views 25) The Messiah is spoken of throughout the Hebrew Bible

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Luke 24:25–27
  • Luke 24:32
1,441 views 26) The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace

  • Isaiah 9:6–7 [Hebrew Bible 9:5-6]
  • Luke 1:32–33
  • Luke 1:79
  • John 6:51
  • John 14:27
  • Acts 10:36
  • Romans 9:5
596 views 27) The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger

  • Malachi 3:1
  • Matthew 11:10
  • Mark 1:2
  • Luke 1:76
323 views 28) The Messiah would be the coming one to whom the scepter belongs

  • Genesis 49:10
  • Matthew 2:6
  • Matthew 2:11
  • Romans 1:5
  • Romans 15:18
  • Romans 16:26
  • Hebrews 7:14
  • Revelation 5:5
65 views 29) The Messiah would be acclaimed

  • Psalm 118:25–29
  • Matthew 21:9
  • Mark 11:9–10
  • Luke 13:35
  • Luke 19:38
  • John 12:13
1,765 views 30) The Messiah would be the seed of the woman

  • Genesis 3:15
  • Romans 16:20
  • Galatians 4:4
  • Revelation 12:9
  • Revelation 12:17
745 views 31) The Messiah would be the descendant of Abraham through whom all nations would be blessed

  • Genesis 12:3
  • Acts 3:24-26
214 views 32) The Messiah would be lifted up

  • Numbers 21:6–9
  • John 3:14–18
495 views 33) The Messiah would be our Kinsman-Redeemer

  • Ruth 4:4–9
  • Luke 1:50
  • Luke 1:58
  • Luke 1:68
  • Luke 1:72
  • Luke 1:78
  • 1 Peter 1:18
  • Hebrews 2:11
86 views 34) The Messiah would be the righteous sufferer

  • Psalm 69
  • Matthew 27:33–34
  • John 2:17
  • John 15:25
  • Acts 1:20
  • Romans 11:9–10
  • Romans 15:1–3
220 views 35) The Messiah would be the great light

  • Isaiah 9:1–2 [Hebrew Bible 8:23-9:1]
  • Matthew 4:13–16
  • Luke 1:76–79
267 views 36) The Messiah would be called a Nazarene

  • Isaiah 11:1
  • Isaiah 53:3
  • Matthew 2:23
357 views 37) The Messiah would perform signs of healing

  • Isaiah 35:5–6
  • Matthew 11:4–6
  • Luke 7:20–23
402 views 38) The Messiah would be preceded by a forerunner

  • Isaiah 40:3–5
  • Matthew 3:1–3
  • Mark 1:1-3
  • Luke 1:76
  • Luke 3:1–6
  • Luke 7:27
  • John 1:22–23
533 views 39) The Messiah would be a light for the nations of the world

  • Isaiah 42:1–7
  • Matthew 12:15–18
  • Luke 2:27–32
  • John 8:12
206 views 40) The Messiah would be the object of a murderous plot, but hope lies ahead

  • Jeremiah 31:15
  • Matthew 2:16–18

(NOTE: This page was formerly “365 Messianic Prophecies”)

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