Twenty Major Messianic Prophecies
Suffering and Exaltation of the Messiah
Prophecy: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
13 See, my servant will act wisely;
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-
will he sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not
heard, they will understand.
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
3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of
sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their
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;
punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are
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
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his
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.
oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
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
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
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion
among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many, and made
intercession for the
Fulfillment: 1 Peter
Servant's Mission and Calling
Prophecy: Isaiah 42:1-9
1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
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
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his law the islands
will put their hope."
5 This is what God the LORD says-
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
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will
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.
"I am the LORD ; that is my name!
I will not give my glory to another
my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
them to you."
Redeemer and a Light to the Nations
Prophecy: Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Listen to me, you islands;
you distant nations:
Before I was born the LORD called me;
from my birth
he has made mention of my name.
2 He made my mouth like a
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me into a
and concealed me in his quiver.
3 He said to
me, "You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will display my splendor."
4 But I said, "I have labored to no purpose;
I have spent my
strength in vain and for nothing.
Yet what is due me is in the LORD's hand,
and my reward is with my God."
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
bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the
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
to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation,
servant of rulers:
"Kings will see you and rise up,
princes will see and
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel,
who has chosen you."
4 The Sovereign LORD has given me an
to know the word that sustains the weary.
me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
5 The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears,
and I have not been
I have not drawn back.
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.
7 Because the
Sovereign LORD helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set
my face like flint,
and I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me?
Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
9 It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me.
Who is he that will
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths will eat
10 Who among you fears the LORD
and obeys the word
of his servant?
Let him who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the name of the LORD
and rely on his
Rejected Cornerstone, Chosen by God
Prophecy: Psalm 118:22-23
22 The stone the builders rejected
become the capstone;
23 the LORD has done this,
and it is
marvelous in our eyes.
Out of the Jaws of Death
Prophecy: Psalm 22:1-31
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,
night, and am not silent.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy
you are the praise of Israel.
4 In you our fathers put
they trusted and you delivered them.
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
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
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
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
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
people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my
garments among them
and cast lots for my clothing.
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
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
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,
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
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
from the Grave
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;
also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the
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
with eternal pleasures at your right
to God's Right Hand
1 The LORD says to my Lord:
"Sit at my
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet."
2 The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion;
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
you will receive the dew of your youth.
4 The LORD has
and will not change his mind:
"You are a priest forever,
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
Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
Prophecy: Micah 5:2
2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
Sign of Immanuel
14 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
Us a Child Is Born
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of
7 Of the increase of his government and peace
will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
Anointed Ruler and Son
1 Why do the nations conspire
peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against his
3 "Let us break their chains," they say,
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
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
8 Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your
the ends of the earth your possession.
will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you
rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be
destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
are all who take refuge in him.
Branch From Jesse
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of
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
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
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
faithfulness the sash around his waist.
6 The wolf will live with
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion
and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his
hand into the viper's nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root
of Jesse will stand as a banner
for the peoples; the nations will rally to
him, and his
place of rest will be
24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your
and your holy city to finish transgression, to put
an end to sin,
to atone for wickedness, to bring in
everlasting righteousness, to seal up
vision and prophecy
and to anoint the most holy.
25 "Know and
this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild
Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there
will be seven
'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be
rebuilt with streets and a
trench, but in times of trouble.
26 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
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one
In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice
offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up
an abomination that
causes desolation, until the end that
is decreed is poured out on
Divine Visitation to the Temple
Prophecy: Malachi 3:1-6
1 "See, I will send my messenger, who will
way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking
come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant,
whom you desire, will
come," says the LORD Almighty.
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
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
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.
6 "I the LORD do not
So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not
World Ruler from Judah
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler's staff from between his feet,
until he comes to whom it
and the obedience of the nations is
Coming of Zion's King
9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of
for the One They Pierced
Prophecy: Zechariah 12:10-13:1
10 "And I will pour out on the house of David
and the inhabitants
of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They
on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him
one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as
one grieves for
a firstborn son.
11 On that day the weeping in
be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon
in the plain of Megiddo.
12 The land will mourn, each clan by
itself, with their wives by
themselves: the clan of the house
f David and their wives, the clan of the
house of Nathan and
13 the clan of the house of
Levi and their wives,
the clan of Shimei and their wives,
and all the rest of the
clans and their
1 "On that day a fountain
will be opened to
the house of David and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin
Exalted Son of Man
13 "In my vision at night I looked, and there
before me was
one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven.
approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.
He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples,
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
31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD,
"when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
the house of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
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
declares the LORD .
33 "This is the covenant I will
make with the house of Israel
after that time," declares the LORD .
will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be
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
remember their sins no more."
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Hebrews