Prophecies of Jesus Fulfilled In His Lifetime

(Some of Many)



  1. PROPHECY c. 1420 BC – Genesis 22:15,18

“ABRAHAM….through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 1:1

“A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of ABRAHAM.”

  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 89:3,4,27

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to DAVID my servant, I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations….I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.”

FULFILLED – John 7:42

“Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from DAVID’S family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”


  1. PROPHECY c. 530 BC – Daniel 9:24-27

“Seventy ‘sevens’ [490 years] are decreed for your people and your holy city [Jerusalem] to finish transgression [punishment]….and to anoint [crown] the most holy. Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One [priest-king], the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens’ [49 years] and sixty-two ‘sevens’ [+434 years = 483 years+]….After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ [434 years] the Anointed One [priest-king] will be cut off and will have nothing….He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven’ [+set of 7 years = 490 years]. In the middle of the ‘seven’ [3-1/2 years] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering” [sacrifice himself – Hebrews 10:3-5].


[‘weeks’ = years. 7 days in a week represent years.]

49 years + 434 years = 483 years


  • BC 457 city walls of Jerusalem rebuilt
  • AD +26 Jesus, at age 30, began to preach (Luke 3:23)
  • 483 years
  • + 7 years confirm [New] covenant [Testament]
  • *490 years


*But in middle of the 7 (3-1/2 yrs) will put an end to sacrificing [animal sacrifices]

Jesus preached 3-1/2 years, then was crucified, being the sacrificial Lamb of God (John 1:29, 18:28 & 19:16-18).

After that, sacrificing animals at the Temple became unnecessary (Hebrews 10:3-5).


  1. PROPHECY c. 686 BC – Micah 5:2

“But you, BETHLEHEM Ephrathat, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 2:3-5

“When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. ‘In BETHLEHEM in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written.’ “


  1. PROPHECY c. 600 BC – Jeremiah 31:15

“A voice is heard [way over] in Ramah, mourning and great [loud] weeping. Rachel [Isaac’s Wife, Grandmother of 12 Tribes of Israel] WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 2:16

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to KILL ALL THE BOYS IN BETHLEHEM AND ITS VICINITY WHO WERE TWO YEARS OLD AND UNDER, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Hosea 11:1

“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of EGYPT I called my son.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 2:14-15

“So he [Joseph] got up, took the child [Jesus] and his mother [Mary] during the night and left for EGYPT where he stayed until the death of Herod.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 430 BC – Malachi 3:1

“See, I will SEND MY MESSENGER who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come.”

FULFILLED – John 1:19, 29

“Now this was JOHN’S TESTIMONY when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, ‘I am not the Christ.’ The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Lo, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’ ”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 40:3

“A voice of one calling: ‘In the DESERT prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the WILDERNESS a highway for our God.’ “

FULFILLED – Matthew 3:4-5

“John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around this waist. His FOOD WAS LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 9:1-2, 7

“In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. In the future he will honor GALILEE of the Gentiles by the way of the sea, along the Jordan. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned….Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 4:13

“Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali, to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah, ‘Land of Zebulun and land of Nephtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, GALILEE of the Gentiles ~ the people living in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.’ From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’ “


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 35:4-6

“Say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance [against Satan]; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’ Then will the eyes of the BLIND be opened, the ears of the DEAF unstopped. Then will the LAME leap like a deer, and the MUTE tongue shout for joy.”

FULFILLED – John 20:30-31

“Jesus did many other MIRACULOUS SIGNS in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 78:2

“I will open my mouth in PARABLES, I will utter hidden things, things from of old.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 13:34

“Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in PARABLES; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. ”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 69:8

“I am a stranger to my BROTHERS, an alien to my own mother’s sons.”

FULFILLED – John 7:5

“For even his own BROTHERS did not believe in him.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 35:19; 69:4; Isaiah 49:7

“Let not those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye….Those who HATE ME WITHOUT REASON outnumber the hairs of my head….The Redeemer and Holy One of Israel ~ to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers…the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

FULFILLED – John 15:24b-25

“But now they have seen these miracles and yet they have HATED BOTH ME AND MY FATHER. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law, “They hated me without reason.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 450 BC – Zechariah 9:9

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the FOAL OF A DONKEY.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 21:7

“They brought the DONKEY AND THE COLT, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 41:9

“Even my CLOSE FRIEND whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel AGAINST ME.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 10:1-2,4; John 13:21,26

“He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve APOSTLES…AND JUDAS Iscariot, who betrayed him….After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, ‘I tell you the truth, one of you is going to BETRAY me…It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish. Then dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot….


  1. PROPHECY c. 485 BC – Zechariah 11:12

“I told them, ‘If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 26:14-15

“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?” So they counted out for him THIRTY SILVER COINS .”


  1. PROPHECY c. 485 BC – Zechariah 11:13

“And the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’ ~ the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER AND THREW THEM INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD TO THE POTTER.”

FULFILLED Matthew 27:5-7

“So Judas THREW THE MONEY INTO THE TEMPLE and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the coins and said, ‘It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.’ So they decided to use the money to buy the POTTER’S field as a burial place for foreigners.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 485 BC – Zechariah 13:7

“ ‘Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘Strike the shepherd, and the SHEEP WILL SCATTER.’ “

FULFILLED – Matthew 26:31, 50, 56b

“Then Jesus told them, ‘This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered’…. Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him….Then all the DISCIPLES DESERTED HIM AND FLED.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – 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 MOUTH.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 27:12

” When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he GAVE NO ANSWER.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 2:1-2

“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain. The kings of the earth take their stand and the RULERS GATHER TOGETHER AGAINST his Anointed One.”

FULFILLED – Luke 22:66; 23:1, 8

“At daybreak, the COUNCIL OF THE ELDERS of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law, met together and Jesus was led before them….then the whole assembly rose and led him off to [GOVERNOR] Pilate….When he learned that Jesus was under [KING] HEROD’S jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod who was also in Jerusalem at that time.


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 69:21

“They put GALL in my food, and gave me vinegar for my thirst.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 27:34

“There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with GALL; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 22:18

“They DIVIDE MY GARMENTS among them and cast lots for my clothing.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 27:35

“When they had crucified him, they DIVIDED UP HIS CLOTHES by casting lots.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 53:12

“He…made INTERCESSION for the transgressors.”

FULFILLED – Luke 23:34

“Jesus said, ‘Father, FORGIVE THEM, for they do not know what they are doing.’ “

  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 22:7-8

“All who see me MOCK me; they hurl INSULTS, shaking their heads; “He trusts in the Lord; LET THE LORD RESCUE HIM. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

FULFILLED – Matthew 27:39, 41, 43

“Those who passed by hurled INSULTS at him, shaking their head….In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders MOCKED him….’He trusts in God. LET GOD RESCUE HIM now if he wants him, for he said, “I am the Son of God. ” ‘ “


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 53:9

“He was assigned a GRAVE with the WICKED….

FULFILLED – Luke 23:32

“Two other men, both CRIMINALS, were also led out with him to be executed.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 22:1

“MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?”

FULFILLED – Matthew 27:46

“About the tenth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?’ ~ which means, ‘MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?’ “

  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 31:5

“INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.”

FULFILLED – Luke 23:46

“Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.’ ”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 34:20

“He protects all his BONES, NOT one of them will be BROKEN.”

FULFILLED – John 19:32-33

“The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did NOT BREAK HIS LEGS.”

  1. PROPHECY c. 485 BC – Zechariah 12:10

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have PIERCED.”

FULFILLED John 19:34

“Instead, one of the soldiers PIERCED JESUS’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Isaiah 53:9

“He was…with the RICH IN HIS DEATH, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.”

FULFILLED Matthew 27:57-60

“As evening approached, there came a RICH MAN from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his OWN NEW TOMB that he had cut out of the rock.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 45:6, 8

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom….All your robes are fragrant with MYRRH AND ALOES and cassia.”

FULFILLED – John 19:39

“He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of MYRRH AND ALOES, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it with the spices, in strips of linen.”


  1. PROPHECY c. 700 BC – Hosea 6:2

“After two days he will revive us; on the THIRD DAY HE WILL RESTORE US, that we may live in his presence.”

FULFILLED Matthew 27:62-64

“The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, “After THREE DAYS I WILL RISE AGAIN.”

John 19:42 – “Because it was the Jewish DAY OF PREPARATION and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Luke 23:55-56 – “…saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home…but they RESTED ON THE SABBATH ….”

John 20:1,18 – Early on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [3]…Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’


  1. PROPHECY c. 1000 BC – Psalm 16:10-11

“Because you will NOT ABANDON ME TO THE GRAVE, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

FULFILLED Matthew 28:5-6

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was CRUCIFIED. He is not here; he HAS RISEN just as he said.’ “