Index of Old Testament Prophecies:                                                 Back

From 4000 to 430 B.C., foretelling the First and Second comings of Jesus Christ. Remember that there is a 500 year gap between the Old and New Testaments. For a quick tour, click on the verses in bold print.

Genesis 3:15
             12:3
             49:10 ........................The Promise
Exodus  12:40-50 .........................The Passover Lamb
Numbers 24:17...........The Scepter
Deuteronomy 18:17-19.....The ComingProphet
Job 19:25-27..........The Resurrection
Psalms:
               2:1-12 .........................The New World Order to be Destroyed
               8:1-9 ................................Brought low for the suffering of death
              16:7-11...................Will not see decay
              22:1-31 ................................The Crucifixion Fortold (1,000 B.C.)
              45:1-9 .......................The King and his Bride
              110:1-7 ................................The Coming Priest

Proverbs  30:4 ..................The Son
Isaiah:
              7:14 ...................To be Born of a Virgin
              9:6-7 ..........................The Man who is God
             11:1-5 .........................The Righteous Judge
             42:1-9..........................The Judge of the Nations
             49:5-7 .........................The Light of the Gentiles
             52:13-15 ..................The Suffering Servant
             53:1-12 ....................................The Lamb of God...Raised from the Dead
Jeremiah31:31-34 ......The New Covenant
Daniel:
            7:13-14........................His Kingdom is Forever
            9:26................................He is to be "cut off" (initially)

Amos    8:9-10.................. Sun to go down at Noon
Micah  5:2 ...........................The Christ to be born in Bethlehem

Zechariah:
                9:9 ......The King to enter Jerusalem riding a donkey (First Coming)
                11:10-13 ......He is to be sold for 30 pieces of silver
                12:9-10 .......................The Repentance of the Jews (Second Coming)
                14:1-9 ...........................The Second Coming
Malachi  3:1-5.....................The Messenger prepares the way

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Satan's Doom Pronounced

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your
offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his
heel.

--Genesis 3:15, (NIV)

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God's Promise to Abraham's Descendants

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will
curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

--Genesis 12:3 (NIV)

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The Christ to Descend From Judah

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff
from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and
the obedience of the nations is his.

 --Genesis 49:10 (NIV)

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The Passover Instituted Before the Event Takes Place

Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt
was 430 years.
41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD's
divisions left Egypt.
42 Because the LORD kept vigil that night to bring them out of
Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to
honor the LORD for the generations to come.
43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations
for the Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
44 Any slave you have bought may eat of it after you have
circumcised him,
45 but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it.
46 "It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat
outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
47 The whole community of Israel must celebrate it.
48 "An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's
Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised;
then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised
male may eat of it.
49 The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien
living among you."
50 All the Israelites did just what the LORD had commanded Moses
and Aaron.    --Exodus 12:40-50 (NIV)

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The Scepter

"I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will
come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush
the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the sons of Sheth.

--Numbers 24:17 (NIV)

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God Tells Moses of the Coming Prophet

17 The LORD said to me: "What they say is good.
18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their
brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them
everything I command him.
19 If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself
will call him to account.

--Deuteronomy 18:17-18 (NIV)

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Job Predicts His Redemption

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will
stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will
see God;
27 I myself will see him with my own eyes-- I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

 --Job 19:25-27 25 (NIV)

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The New World Order To Be Destroyed

1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather
together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their
fetters."
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his
wrath, saying,
6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are
my Son; today I have become your Father.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the
ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to
pieces like pottery."
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the
earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take
refuge in him.  --Psalms 2 (NIV)

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Christ Brought Low to Suffer Death

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon
and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you
care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned
him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put
everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the
paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

 --Psalms 8:1-9 (NIV)                Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christ Will Not See Decay

7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my
heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right
hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also
will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let
your Holy One see decay.
11 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.

 --Psalms 16:7-11 (NIV)    Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 

Christ's Crucifixion Foretold

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?
2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night,
and am not silent.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of
Israel.
4 In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you
delivered them.
5 They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were
not disappointed.
6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by
the people.
7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him
deliver him, since he delights in him."
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you
even at my mother's breast.
10 From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have
been my God.
11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one
to help.
12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions tearing their prey open their mouths wide against
me.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.
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 death.
16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.
19 But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver my life from the sword, my precious life from the power
of the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns
of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I
will praise you.
23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of
Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the
afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has
listened to his cry for help.
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will
praise him-- may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go
down to the dust will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep
themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about
the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn--
for he has done it.

 --Psalms 22:1-31 (NIV)    Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The King and Bride

1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for
the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been
anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself
with splendor and majesty.
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth,
humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome
deeds.
5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies;
let the nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of
justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your
God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the
oil of joy.
8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you
glad.
9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right
hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

 --Psalms 45:1-9 (NIV)   Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Priest Who is King

1 The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make
your enemies a footstool for your feet."
2 The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will
rule in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in
holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew
of your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a
priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day
of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the
rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore he will
lift up his head.

 --Psalms 110:1-7 (NIV)   Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 

The Son

Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind
in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his
cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his
name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!

--Proverbs 30:4 (NIV)   Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Christ to be Born of a Virgin

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be
with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

 --Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)   Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Man Who is God

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the
government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful
Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.v He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing
and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on
and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

 --Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)    Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Righteous Judge

1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a
Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom
and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the
Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD--
3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge
by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his
ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he
will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the
earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he
will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around
his waist.

--Isaiah 11:1-5 (NIV)   Return to Index
 
 
 
 

The Judge of the Nations

1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I
delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to
the nations.
2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will
not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice
on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope."
5 This is what God the LORD says-- he who created the heavens and
stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out
of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk
on it:
6 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold
of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant
for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to
release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
8 "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to
another or my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I
declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

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The Light of the Gentiles

5 And now the LORD says-- he who formed me in the womb to be his
servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself,
for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my
strength--
6 he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to
restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have
kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may
bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."
7 This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of
Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the
servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will
see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy
One of Israel, who has chosen you."

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The Suffering Servant

13 See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted
up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him-- his
appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form
marred beyond human likeness--
15 so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their
mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will
see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

 --Isaiah 52:13-14 (NIV)

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The Lamb of God to be Raise From the Dead

1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the
LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out
of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and
familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet
we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for
our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to
his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak
of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the
living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
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.
10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to
suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he
will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the
LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light and be
satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify
many, and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he
will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his
life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he
bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 --Isaiah 53 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 

The New Covenant

31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a
new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of
Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their
forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of
Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to
them," declares the LORD.
33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel
after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their
minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and
they will be my people.
34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his
brother, saying, `Know the LORD,' because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For
I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no
more."

--Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 

His Kingdom is Forever

"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a
son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the
Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.

 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

 --Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV)

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Messiah to be Cut Off

After the sixty-two `sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and
will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy
the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will
continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.

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Darkness at Noon

9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the
sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.
10 I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your
singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and
shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only
son and the end of it like a bitter day.

--Amos 8:9-10 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Christ to be Born in Bethlehem

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, 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."

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The King Comes Riding on a Donkey

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.

--Zechariah 9:9 (NIV)

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Christ to be Sold for 30 Pieces of Silver

10 Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it, revoking the
covenant I had made with all the nations.
11 It was revoked on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock
who were watching me knew it was the word of the LORD.
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.
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.

--Zechariah 11:10-13 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Repentance of the Jews

9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that
attack Jerusalem.
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, and they will mourn for him as
one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one
grieves for a firstborn son.

 --Zechariah 12:9-10 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Second Coming of Christ

1 A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided
among you.
2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it;
the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women
raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the
people will not be taken from the city.
3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as
he fights in the day of battle.
4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of
Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east
to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving
north and half moving south.
5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to
Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of
Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the
holy ones with him.
6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost.
7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-- a day
known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.
8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to
the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in
winter.
9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there
will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

 --Zechariah 14:1-9 (NIV)  Return to Index
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Messenger Prepares the Way

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," says
the LORD Almighty.
2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he
appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's
soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify
the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD
will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,
4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to
the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.
5 "So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to
testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those
who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the
fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,"
says the LORD Almighty.

 --Malachi 3:1-5 (NIV)  Return to Index

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