According to the Scriptures"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

"Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalm 40:7).
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
"...all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:44).
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:27).
"For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me." (Jesus Christ, John 5:46).
"To Him give all the prophets witness" (Acts 10:43).

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1. Gen. 3:15 Seed of a woman (virgin birth) Galatians 4:4-5, Matthew 1:18
2. Gen. 3:15 He will bruise Satan's head Hebrews 2:14, 1John 3:8
3. Gen. 3:15 Christ's heel would be bruised with nails on the cross Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:39-40
4. Gen. 5:24 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Mark 16:19, Rev. 12:5
5. Gen. 9:26, 27 The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem Luke 3:23-36
6. Gen. 12:3 Seed of Abraham will bless all nations Galatians 3:8, Acts 3:25, 26
7. Gen. 12:7 The Promise made to Abraham's Seed Galatians 3:16
8. Gen. 14:18 A priest after the order of Melchizedek Hebrews 6:20
9. Gen. 14:18 King of Peace and Righteousness Hebrews 7:2
10. Gen. 14:18 The Last Supper foreshadowed Matthew 26:26-29
11. Gen. 17:19 Seed of Isaac (Gen. 21:12) Romans 9:7
12. Gen. 22:8 The Lamb of God promised John 1:29
13. Gen. 22:18 As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations Galatians 3:16
14. Gen. 26:2-5 The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer Hebrews 11:18
15. Gen. 28:12 The Bridge to heaven John 1:51
16. Gen. 28:14 The Seed of Jacob Luke 3:34
17. Gen. 49:10 The time of His coming Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4
18. Gen. 49:10 The Seed of Judah Luke 3:33
19. Gen. 49:10 Called Shiloh or One Sent John 17:3
20. Gen. 49:10 Messiah to come before Judah lost identity John 11:47-52
21. Gen. 49:10 Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be John 10:16
22. Ex. 3:13-15 The Great "I AM" John 4:26, 8:58
23. Ex. 12:3-6 The Lamb presented to Israel 4 days before Passover Mark 11:7-11
24. Ex. 12:5 A Lamb without blemish Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:19
25. Ex. 12:13 The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath Romans 5:8
26. Ex. 12:21-27 Christ is our Passover 1Corinthians 5:7
27. Ex. 12:46 Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken John 19:31-36
28. Ex. 15:2 His exaltation predicted as Yeshua Acts 7:55, 56
29. Ex. 15:11 His Character-Holiness Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
30. Ex. 17:6 The Spiritual Rock of Israel 1Corinthians 10:4
31. Ex. 33:19 His Character-Merciful Luke 1:72
32. Lev. 1:2-9 His sacrifice a sweet smelling savor unto God Ephesians 5:2
33. Lev. 14:11 The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood Luke 5:12-14; Acts 6:7
34. Lev. 16:15-17 Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death Hebrews 9:7-14
35. Lev. 16:27 Suffering outside the Camp Matthew 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
36. Lev. 17:11 The Blood-the life of the flesh Matthew 26:28; Mark 10:45
37. Lev. 17:11 It is the blood that makes atonement Rom. 3:23-24; 1John 1:7
38. Lev. 23:36-37 The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst" John 7:37
39. Num. 9:12 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
40. Num. 21:9 The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up John 3:14-18, 12:32
41. Num. 24:17 Time: "I shall see him, but not now." John 1:14; Galatians 4:4
42. Deut. 18:15 "This is of a truth that prophet." John 6:14
43. Deut. 18:15-16 "Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me." John 5:45-47
44. Deut. 18:18 Sent by the Father to speak His word John 8:28, 29
45. Deut. 18:19 Whoever will not hear must bear his sin Acts 3:22-23
46. Deut. 21:23 Cursed is he that hangs on a tree Galatians 3:10-13
47. Joshua 5:14-15 The Captain of our salvation Hebrews 2:10
48. Ruth 4:4-10 Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us Ephesians 1:3-7
49. 1 Sam. 2:35 A Faithful Priest Heb. 2:17, 3:1-3, 6, 7:24-25
50. 1 Sam. 2:10 Shall be an anointed King to the Lord Mt. 28:18, John 12:15
51. 2 Sam. 7:12 David's Seed Matthew 1:1
52. 2 Sam. 7:13 His Kingdom is everlasting 2Peter 1:11
53. 2 Sam. 7:14a The Son of God Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4
54. 2 Sam. 7:16 David's house established forever Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16
55. 2 Ki. 2:11 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Luke 24:51
56. 1 Chr. 17:11 David's Seed Matthew 1:1, 9:27
57. 1 Chr. 17:12-13 To reign on David's throne forever Luke 1:32, 33
58. 1 Chr. 17:13 "I will be His Father, He...my Son." Hebrews 1:5
59. Job 9:32-33 Mediator between man and God 1 Timothy 2:5
60. Job 19:23-27 The Resurrection predicted John 5:24-29
61. Psa. 2:1-3 The enmity of kings foreordained Acts 4:25-28
62. Psa. 2:2 To own the title, Anointed (Christ) John 1:41, Acts 2:36
63. Psa. 2:6 His Character-Holiness John 8:46; Revelation 3:7
64. Psa. 2:6 To own the title King Matthew 2:2
65. Psa. 2:7 Declared the Beloved Son Matthew 3:17, Romans 1:4
66. Psa. 2:7, 8 The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated Acts 13:29-33
67. Psa. 2:8, 9 Rule the nations with a rod of iron Rev. 2:27, 12:5, 19:15
68. Psa. 2:12 Life comes through faith in Him John 20:31
69. Psa. 8:2 The mouths of babes perfect His praise Matthew 21:16
70. Psa. 8:5, 6 His humiliation and exaltation Hebrews 2:5-9
71. Psa. 9:7-10 Judge the world in righteousness Acts 17:31
72. Psa. 16:10 Was not to see corruption Acts 2:31, 13:35
73. Psa. 16:9-11 Was to arise from the dead John 20:9
74. Psa. 17:15 The resurrection predicted Luke 24:6
75. Psa. 18:2-3 The horn of salvation Luke 1:69-71
76. Psa. 22:1 Forsaken because of sins of others 2 Corinthians 5:21
77. Psa. 22:1 "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46
78. Psa. 22:2 Darkness upon Calvary for three hours Matthew 27:45
79. Psa. 22:7 They shoot out the lip and shake the head Matthew 27:39-44
80. Psa. 22:8 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him" Matthew 27:43
81. Psa. 22:9-10 Born the Saviour Luke 2:7
82. Psa. 22:12-13 They seek His death John 19:6
83. Psa. 22:14 His blood poured out when they pierced His side John 19:34
84. Psa. 22:14, 15 Suffered agony on Calvary Mark 15:34-37
85. Psa. 22:15 He thirsted John 19:28
86. Psa. 22:16 They pierced His hands and His feet John 19:34, 37; 20:27
87. Psa. 22:17, 18 Stripped Him before the stares of men Luke 23:34, 35
88. Psa. 22:18 They parted His garments John 19:23, 24
89. Psa. 22:20, 21 He committed Himself to God Luke 23:46
90. Psa. 22:20, 21 Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel Hebrews 2:14
91. Psa. 22:22 His Resurrection declared John 20:17
92. Psa. 22:27-28 He shall be the governor of the nations Colossians 1:16
93. Psa. 22:31 "It is finished" John 19:30, Heb. 10:10, 12, 14, 18
94. Psa. 23:1 "I am the Good Shepherd" John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25
95. Psa. 24:3 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9
96. Psa. 30:3 His resurrection predicted Acts 2:32
97. Psa. 31:5 "Into thy hands I commit my spirit" Luke 23:46
98. Psa. 31:11 His acquaintances fled from Him Mark 14:50
99. Psa. 31:13 They took counsel to put Him to death Mt. 27:1, John 11:53
100. Psa. 31:14, 15 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver him" Matthew 27:43
101. Psa. 34:20 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
102. Psa. 35:11 False witnesses rose up against Him Matthew 26:59
103. Psa. 35:19 He was hated without a cause John 15:25
104. Psa. 38:11 His friends stood afar off Luke 23:49
105. Psa. 38:12 Enemies try to entangle Him by craft Mark 14:1, Mt. 22:15
106. Psa. 38:12-13 Silent before His accusers Matthew 27:12-14
107. Psa. 38:20 He went about doing good Acts 10:38
108. Psa. 40:2-5 The joy of His resurrection predicted John 20:20
109. Psa. 40:6-8 His delight-the will of the Father John 4:34, Heb. 10:5-10
110. Psa. 40:9 He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel Matthew 4:17
111. Psa. 40:14 Confronted by adversaries in the Garden John 18:4-6
112. Psa. 41:9 Betrayed by a familiar friend John 13:18
113. Psa. 45:2 Words of Grace come from His lips John 1:17, Luke 4:22
114. Psa. 45:6 To own the title, God or Elohim Hebrews 1:8
115. Psa. 45:7 A special anointing by the Holy Spirit Mt. 3:16; Heb. 1:9
116. Psa. 45:7, 8 Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed) Luke 2:11
117. Psa. 45:17 His name remembered forever Ephesians 1:20-21, Heb. 1:8
118. Psa. 55:12-14 Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy John 13:18
119. Psa. 55:15 Unrepentant death of the Betrayer Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
120. Psa. 68:18 To give gifts to men Ephesians 4:7-16
121. Psa. 68:18 Ascended into Heaven Luke 24:51
122. Psa. 69:4 Hated without a cause John 15:25
123. Psa. 69:8 A stranger to own brethren John 1:11, 7:5
124. Psa. 69:9 Zealous for the Lord's House John 2:17
125. Psa. 69:14-20 Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion Matthew 26:36-45
126. Psa. 69:20 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful." Matthew 26:38
127. Psa. 69:21 Given vinegar in thirst Matthew 27:34
128. Psa. 69:26 The Saviour given and smitten by God John 17:4; 18:11
129. Psa. 72:10, 11 Great persons were to visit Him Matthew 2:1-11
130. Psa. 72:16 The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground John 12:24-25
131. Psa. 72:17 Belief on His name will produce offspring John 1:12, 13
132. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall be blessed by Him Galatians 3:8
133. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall call Him blessed John 12:13, Rev. 5:8-12
134. Psa. 78:1-2 He would teach in parables Matthew 13:34-35
135. Psa. 78:2b To speak the Wisdom of God with authority Matthew 7:29
136. Psa. 80:17 The Man of God's right hand Mark 14:61-62
137. Psa. 88 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary Matthew 27:26-50
138. Psa. 88:8 They stood afar off and watched Luke 23:49
139. Psa. 89:27 Firstborn Colossians 1:15, 18
140. Psa. 89:27 Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings Luke 1:32, 33
141. Psa. 89:35-37 David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever Luke 1:32, 33
142. Psa. 89:36-37 His character-Faithfulness Revelation 1:5, 19:11
143. Psa. 90:2 He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2) John 1:1
144. Psa. 91:11, 12 Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ Luke 4:10, 11
145. Psa. 97:9 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20
146. Psa. 100:5 His character-Goodness Matthew 19:16, 17
147. Psa. 102:1-11 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary John 19:16-30
148. Psa. 102:25-27 Messiah is the Preexistent Son Hebrews 1:10-12
149. Psa. 109:25 Ridiculed Matthew 27:39
150. Psa. 110:1 Son of David Matthew 22:42-43
151. Psa. 110:1 To ascend to the right-hand of the Father Mark 16:19
152. Psa. 110:1 David's son called Lord Matthew 22:44, 45
153. Psa. 110:4 A priest after Melchizedek's order Hebrews 6:20
154. Psa. 112:4 His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al Matthew 9:36
155. Psa. 118:17, 18 Messiah's Resurrection assured Luke 24:5-7; 1Cor. 15:20
156. Psa. 118:22, 23 The rejected stone is Head of the corner Matthew 21:42, 43
157. Psa. 118:26a The Blessed One presented to Israel Matthew 21:9
158. Psa. 118:26b To come while Temple standing Matthew 21:12-15
159. Psa. 132:11 The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body) Luke 1:32, Act 2:30
160. Psa. 129:3 He was scourged Matthew 27:26
161. Psa. 138:1-6 The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings Matthew 2:2-6
162. Psa. 147:3, 6 The earthly ministry of Christ described Luke 4:18
163. Prov. 1:23 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7
164. Prov. 8:23 Foreordained from everlasting Rev. 13:8, 1Peter 1:19-20
165. Song. 5:16 The altogether lovely One John 1:17
166. Isa. 2:3 He shall teach all nations John 4:25
167. Isa. 2:4 He shall judge among the nations John 5:22
168. Isa. 6:1 When Isaiah saw His glory John 12:40-41
169. Isa. 6:8 The One Sent by God John 12:38-45
170. Isa. 6:9-10 Parables fall on deaf ears Matthew 13:13-15
171. Isa. 6:9-12 Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words Acts 28:23-29
172. Isa. 7:14 To be born of a virgin Luke 1:35
173. Isa. 7:14 To be Emmanuel-God with us Matthew 1:18-23, 1Tim. 3:16
174. Isa. 8:8 Called Emmanuel Matthew 28:20
175. Isa. 8:14 A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense 1Peter 2:8
176. Isa. 9:1, 2 His ministry to begin in Galilee Matthew 4:12-17
177. Isa. 9:6 A child born-Humanity Luke 1:31
178. Isa. 9:6 A Son given-Deity Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1Tim. 3:16
179. Isa. 9:6 Declared to be the Son of God with power Romans 1:3, 4
180. Isa. 9:6 The Wonderful One, Peleh Luke 4:22
181. Isa. 9:6 The Counsellor, Yaatz Matthew 13:54
182. Isa. 9:6 The Mighty God, El Gibor 1Cor. 1:24, Titus 2:13
183. Isa. 9:6 The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth John 8:58, 10:30
184. Isa. 9:6 The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom John 16:33
185. Isa. 9:7 Inherits the throne of David Luke 1:32
186. Isa. 9:7 His Character-Just John 5:30
187. Isa. 9:7 No end to his Government, Throne, and kingdom Luke 1:33
188. Isa. 11:1 Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer Matthew 2:23
189. Isa. 11:1 A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse Luke 3:23, 32
190. Isa. 11:2 Anointed One by the Spirit Matthew 3:16, 17, Acts 10:38
191. Isa. 11:2 His Character-Wisdom, Knowledge, et al Colossians 2:3
192. Isa. 11:3 He would know their thoughts Luke 6:8, John 2:25
193. Isa. 11:4 Judge in righteousness Acts 17:31
194. Isa. 11:4 Judges with the sword of His mouth Rev. 2:16, 19:11, 15
195. Isa. 11:5 Character: Righteous & Faithful Rev. 19:11
196. Isa. 11:10 The Gentiles seek Him John 12:18-21
197. Isa. 12:2 Called Jesus-Yeshua Matthew 1:21
198. Isa. 22:22 The One given all authority to govern Revelation 3:7
199. Isa. 25:8 The Resurrection predicted 1Corinthians 15:54
200. Isa. 26:19 His power of Resurrection predicted Matthew 27:50-54
201. Isa. 28:16 The Messiah is the precious corner stone Acts 4:11, 12
202. Isa. 28:16 The Sure Foundation 1Corinthians 3:11, Mt. 16:18
203. Isa. 29:13 He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word Matthew 15:7-9
204. Isa. 29:14 The wise are confounded by the Word 1Corinthians 1:18-31
205. Isa. 32:2 A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place Matthew 23:37
206. Isa. 35:4 He will come and save you Matthew 1:21
207. Isa. 35:5-6 To have a ministry of miracles Matthew 11:2-6
208. Isa. 40:3, 4 Preceded by forerunner John 1:23
209. Isa. 40:9 "Behold your God." John 1:36; 19:14
210. Isa. 40:10. He will come to reward Revelation 22:12
211. Isa. 40:11 A shepherd-compassionate life-giver John 10:10-18
212. Isa. 42:1-4 The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer Matthew 12:18-21
213. Isa. 42:2 Meek and lowly Matthew 11:28-30
214. Isa. 42:3 He brings hope for the hopeless John 4
215. Isa. 42:4 The nations shall wait on His teachings John 12:20-26
216. Isa. 42:6 The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles Luke 2:32
217. Isa. 42:1, 6 His is a worldwide compassion Matthew 28:19, 20
218. Isa. 42:7 Blind eyes opened. John 9:25-38
219. Isa. 43:11 He is the only Saviour. Acts 4:12
220. Isa. 44:3 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7, 13
221. Isa. 45:21-25 He is Lord and Saviour Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13
222. Isa. 45:23 He will be the Judge John 5:22; Romans 14:11
223. Isa. 46:9, 10 Declares things not yet done John 13:19
224. Isa. 48:12 The First and the Last John 1:30, Revelation 1:8, 17
225. Isa. 48:16, 17 He came as a Teacher John 3:2
226. Isa. 49:1 Called from the womb-His humanity Matthew 1:18
227. Isa. 49:5 A Servant from the womb. Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7
228. Isa. 49:6 He will restore Israel Acts 3:19-21, 15:16-17
229. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation for Israel Luke 2:29-32
230. Isa. 49:6 He is the Light of the Gentiles John 8:12, Acts 13:47
231. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth Acts 15:7-18
232. Isa. 49:7 He is despised of the Nation John 1:11, 8:48-49, 19:14-15
233. Isa. 50:3 Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation Luke 23:44, 45
234. Isa. 50:4 He is a learned counselor for the weary Matthew 7:29, 11:28, 29
235. Isa. 50:5 The Servant bound willingly to obedience Matthew 26:39
236. Isa. 50:6a "I gave my back to the smiters." Matthew 27:26
237. Isa. 50:6b He was smitten on the cheeks Matthew 26:67
238. Isa. 50:6c He was spat upon Matthew 27:30
239. Isa. 52:7 Published good tidings upon mountains Matthew 5:12,15:29,28:16
240. Isa. 52:13 The Servant exalted Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22, Php. 2:5-9
241. Isa. 52:14 The Servant shockingly abused Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
242. Isa. 52:15 Nations startled by message of the Servant Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
243. Isa. 52:15 His blood shed sprinkles nations Hebrews 9:13-14, Rev. 1:5
244. Isa. 53:1 His people would not believe Him John 12:37-38
245. Isa. 53:2 Appearance of an ordinary man Philippians 2:6-8
246. Isa. 53:3a Despised Luke 4:28-29
247. Isa. 53:3b Rejected Matthew 27:21-23
248. Isa. 53:3c Great sorrow and grief Matthew 26:37-38, Luke 19:41, Heb. 4:15
249. Isa. 53:3d Men hide from being associated with Him Mark 14:50-52
250. Isa. 53:4a He would have a healing ministry Matthew 8:16-17
251. Isa. 53:4b Thought to be cursed by God Matthew 26:66, 27:41-43
252. Isa. 53:5a Bears penalty for mankind's iniquities 2Cor. 5:21, Heb. 2:9
253. Isa. 53:5b His sacrifice provides peace between man and God Colossians 1:20
254. Isa. 53:5c His sacrifice would heal man of sin 1Peter 2:24
255. Isa. 53:6a He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind 1John 2:2, 4:10
256. Isa. 53:6b God's will that He bear sin for all mankind Galatians 1:4
257. Isa. 53:7a Oppressed and afflicted Matthew 27:27-31
258. Isa. 53:7b Silent before his accusers Matthew 27:12-14
259. Isa. 53:7c Sacrificial lamb John 1:29, 1Peter 1:18-19
260. Isa. 53:8a Confined and persecuted Matthew 26:47-27:31
261. Isa. 53:8b He would be judged John 18:13-22
262. Isa. 53:8c Killed Matthew 27:35
263. Isa. 53:8d Dies for the sins of the world 1John 2:2
264. Isa. 53:9a Buried in a rich man's grave Matthew 27:57
265. Isa. 53:9b Innocent and had done no violence Luke 23:41, John 18:38
266. Isa. 53:9c No deceit in his mouth 1Peter 2:22
267. Isa. 53:10a God's will that He die for mankind John 18:11
268. Isa. 53:10b An offering for sin Matthew 20:28, Galatians 3:13
269. Isa. 53:10c Resurrected and live forever Romans 6:9
270. Isa. 53:10d He would prosper John 17:1-5
271. Isa. 53:11a God fully satisfied with His suffering John 12:27
272. Isa. 53:11b God's servant would justify man Romans 5:8-9, 18-19
273. Isa. 53:11c The sin-bearer for all mankind Hebrews 9:28
274. Isa. 53:12a Exalted by God because of his sacrifice Matthew 28:18
275. Isa. 53:12b He would give up his life to save mankind Luke 23:46
276. Isa. 53:12c Numbered with the transgressors Mark 15:27-28
277. Isa. 53:12d Sin-bearer for all mankind 1Peter 2:24
278. Isa. 53:12e Intercede to God in behalf of mankind Luke 23:34, Rom. 8:34
279. Isa. 55:3 Resurrected by God Acts 13:34
280. Isa. 55:4a A witness John 18:37
281. Isa. 55:4b He is a leader and commander Hebrews 2:10
282. Isa. 55:5 God would glorify Him Acts 3:13
283. Isa. 59:16a Intercessor between man and God Matthew 10:32
284. Isa. 59:16b He would come to provide salvation John 6:40
285. Isa. 59:20 He would come to Zion as their Redeemer Luke 2:38
286. Isa. 60:1-3 He would shew light to the Gentiles Acts 26:23
287. Isa. 61:1a The Spirit of God upon him Matthew 3:16-17
288. Isa. 61:1b The Messiah would preach the good news Luke 4:16-21
289. Isa. 61:1c Provide freedom from the bondage of sin John 8:31-36
290. Isa. 61:1-2a Proclaim a period of grace Galatians 4:4-5
291. Jer. 11:21 Conspiracy to kill Jesus John 7:1, Matthew 21:38
292. Jer. 23:5-6 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
293. Jer. 23:5-6 The Messiah would be both God and Man John 13:13, 1Ti 3:16
294. Jer. 31:22 Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-20
295. Jer. 31:31 The Messiah would be the new covenant Matthew 26:28
296. Jer. 33:14-15 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
297. Eze.34:23-24 Descendant of David Matthew 1:1
298. Eze.37:24-25 Descendant of David Luke 1:31-33
299. Dan. 2:44-45 The Stone that shall break the kingdoms Matthew 21:44
300. Dan. 7:13-14a He would ascend into heaven Acts 1:9-11
301. Dan. 7:13-14b Highly exalted Ephesians 1:20-22
302. Dan. 7:13-14c His dominion would be everlasting Luke 1:31-33
303. Dan. 9:24a To make an end to sins Galatians 1:3-5
304. Dan. 9:24a To make reconciliation for iniquity Romans 5:10, 2Cor. 5:18-21
305. Dan. 9:24b He would be holy Luke 1:35
306. Dan. 9:25 His announcement John 12:12-13
307. Dan. 9:26a Cut off Matthew 16:21, 21:38-39
308. Dan. 9:26b Die for the sins of the world Hebrews 2:9
309. Dan. 9:26c Killed before the destruction of the temple Matthew 27:50-51
310. Dan. 10:5-6 Messiah in a glorified state Revelation 1:13-16
311. Hos. 11:1 He would be called out of Egypt Matthew 2:15
312. Hos. 13:14 He would defeat death 1Corinthians 15:55-57
313. Joel 2:32 Offer salvation to all mankind Romans 10:9-13
314. Jonah 1:17 Death and resurrection of Christ Matthew 12:40, 16:4
315. Mic. 5:2a Born in Bethlehem Matthew 2:1-6
316. Mic. 5:2b Ruler in Israel Luke 1:33
317. Mic. 5:2c From everlasting John 8:58
318. Hag. 2:6-9 He would visit the second Temple Luke 2:27-32
319. Hag. 2:23 Descendant of Zerubbabel Luke 2:27-32
320. Zech. 3:8 God's servant John 17:4
321. Zech. 6:12-13 Priest and King Hebrews 8:1
322. Zech. 9:9a Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem Matthew 21:8-10
323. Zech. 9:9b Beheld as King John 12:12-13
324. Zech. 9:9c The Messiah would be just John 5:30
325. Zech. 9:9d The Messiah would bring salvation Luke 19:10
326. Zech. 9:9e The Messiah would be humble Matthew 11:29
327. Zech. 9:9f Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey Matthew 21:6-9
328. Zech. 10:4 The cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
329. Zech. 11:4-6a At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders Matthew 23:1-4
330. Zech. 11:4-6b Rejection causes God to remove His protection Luke 19:41-44
331. Zech. 11:4-6c Rejected in favor of another king John 19:13-15
332. Zech. 11:7 Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant Matthew 9:35-36
333. Zech. 11:8a Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them Matthew 23:33
334. Zech. 11:8b Despised Matthew 27:20
335. Zech. 11:9 Stops ministering to those who rejected Him Matthew 13:10-11
336. Zech. 11:10-11a Rejection causes God to remove protection Luke 19:41-44
337. Zech. 11:10-11b The Messiah would be God John 14:7
338. Zech. 11:12-13a Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:14-15
339. Zech. 11:12-13b Rejected Matthew 26:14-15
340. Zech. 11:12-13c Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord Matthew 27:3-5
341. Zech. 11:12-13d The Messiah would be God John 12:45
342. Zech. 12:10a The Messiah's body would be pierced John 19:34-37
343. Zech. 12:10b The Messiah would be both God and man John 10:30
344. Zech. 12:10c The Messiah would be rejected John 1:11
345. Zech. 13:7a God's will He die for mankind John 18:11
346. Zech. 13:7b A violent death Mark 14:27
347. Zech. 13:7c Both God and man John 14:9
348. Zech. 13:7d Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him Matthew 26:31-56
349. Zech. 14:4 He would return to the Mt. of Olives Acts 1:11-12
350. Mal. 3:1a Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah Mark 1:1-8
351. Mal. 3:1b Sudden appearance at the temple Mark 11:15-16
352. Mal. 3:1c Messenger of the new covenant Luke 4:43
353. Mal. 3:6 The God who changes not Hebrews 13:8
354. Mal. 4:5 Forerunner in spirit of Elijah Mt. 3:1-3, 11:10-14, 17:11-13
355. Mal. 4:6 Forerunner would turn many to righteousness Luke 1:16-17
"And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
Some would not consider this to be an illustration of the ascension of Christ, and perhaps, rightly so. It may illustrate more rightly, the pre-trib rapture of the church. The Bible, speaking of types and shadows in the Old Testament now clearly revealed in the New, are not a few. The Bible tells us, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples (Gr. tupos): and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1 Corinthians 10:11) Hebrews 11:5 states concerning Enoch, "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." As for Christ, we are told, "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him." (Romans 6:9) Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Death is no longer able to touch Him, as He is "alive for evermore" (Revelaiton 1:18). And after He was seen of many witnesses we are told He was "taken up ... into heaven" (Acts 1:11). So we believe that the arguement can be made, that, if Enoch illustrates the pre-trib rapture of the siants, the only reason they are able to be raptured, is that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again, and "ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things" (Ephesians 4:10). Jesus said, "because I live, ye shall live also" (John 14:9). "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." (1 John 4:9). We only live because Christ lives. He is the first cause of all things, and so too, the ressurection from the dead, as He said, "I am the ressurection, and the life" (John 11:12), and our ascension into heaven, for He "ascended on high [and] led captivity captive" (Psalm 68:18).
"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19)
"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." (Revelation 12:5)
"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:26-27)
It is clear that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, was born of the line of Shem. The question is whether or not this was foretold in Genesis 9:26-27. We are told that "he shall dwell in the tents of Shem". Does the "he" refer to God or Japheth? It is noted that God's spiritual blessings would fall primarily on Shem whose God is Jehovah. And if the "he" be Japheth, from whom the Gentiles descended, I think that this would imply that Japheth would come to share in the spiritual blessings and fellowship of Shem. This would be totally in agreement with the Scriptures for the Gentiles did recieve light and blessings through the descendant of Shem, and the promised Seed, namely Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, if the "he" be God, and it be He who would shine through and tabernacle with Shem, even until the fulness of time when God sent forth His Son, the true Light of the world, when the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabenacled) among us, this also would be in agreement with the Scripture.
"And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli... Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Shem..." (Luke 3:23-36)
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:10)
The Seed was first mentioned in Genesis 3:15, then confirmed to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Now it is confirmed to Judah. The leadership, according to Jacob, was to go to Judah, but this did not happen for over six hundred years. Moses came from Levi, Joshua from Ephraim, Gideon from Manasseh, Samson from Dan, Samuel from Ephraim and Saul from Benjamin. But when David finally became king, Judah became the dominant tribe from that time on. Judah held the sceptre and did not relinquish it until after Shiloh came.
There were many prophecies in the OT pertaining to the coming Christ. "there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel... Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion" (Numbers 24:17, 19) and again, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2) This led the wise men of the east to come to Jerusalem saying, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2) From this they knew that out of Bethlehem, from the tribe of Judah, "shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." (v. 6)
In that day, genealogical records were readily available in the Temple. But after the Messiah died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our justification, in AD 70, the temple was destroyed with all its genealogical records. The Jews were then scattered to the nations of the world, so we could truly say from that time, the Sceptre departed from Judah, for with no certainty can any Jew prove he is from the tribe of Judah. So with this certainty, we knew that Shiloh has come, for He is the "Lion of the tribe of Judah".
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:1-7)
"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law" (Galatians 4:4).
"But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered." (Jeremiah 11:19)
Not many commentators apply this verse in Jeremiah to Christ. Most apply it to Jeremiah, and indeed the people of apostate Israel and Judah at that time were speaking that to him. Nevertheless, what many have forgotten, is that many of the prophets, in one form or another of their ministry, exemplified in his own person some one feature or more in the manifold attributes and sufferings of the Messiah to come, and so that which applied to them, was in fact being spoken also of Christ.
And this is not hard to discern as this was also clearly spoken of the Messiah in Isaiah 53, that He "was cut off out of the land of the living", and ever so clearly in Daniel 9:27, that at the appointed time "shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself", no, not for Himself, but "for the transgression of my people was he stricken" (Isaiah 53:8).
Furthermore, this being conspired in the minds of the detractors, "that his name be no more remembered", would certainly remind us of Psalm 83, where it is written, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance." Here speaking of Israel, but once again, typified as Christ (Ex. 4:22, Hosea 11:1, Mt. 2:15) whom is identified as Israel, my firstborn Son whom He called out of Egypt, whom through the loins of Israel He was to come as the promised Seed of Abraham.
And Christ, foreknowing all things prophesied of this also saying, "the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again" (Mark 8:31). And again, "they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again." (Mark 10:34) And this being in their mind, we are told, "the Jews sought to kill him" (John 7:1), the Prince of life. And for what purpose? Even the ignorant Caiaphas prophesied that, "it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people" (John 11:50). And so, Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures. Hallelujah!
There are so many riches and treasures and wonders hidden in the Scriptures that they are just too wonderful for me.
"...the Jews sought to kill him." (John 7:1)
"...come, let us kill him..." (Matthew 21:38)


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Tony – Macclenny, FL
July 31, 2016 - 15:59

Sir, I thank God for the work you do. According to The Scriptures is a true blessing to me.
My request is for additional information and documentation about prophecy number 169 Isa. 6:8 "The One Sent by God" John 12:38-45. If I understand you correct, you are stating that Jesus Christ was send by God and you are using Isaiah 6:8 as evidence. You are also saying that it was Jesus Christ speaking saying "Here I am! Send me." and that it was Jesus Christ receiving the orders in Isaiah 6:9-10.
Deep in my heart I also believe that it was Jesus Christ receiving the orders in Isaiah 6:8-10. I would ask for your scholarly help in proving that this was Jesus Christ talking in Isaiah 6:8 and receiving the orders in Isaiah 6:9-10. I have research a few different Bible commentary and they all make the same case for why it is Isaiah himself speaking in Isa. 6:8 not Jesus Christ.
Also, Do you know of any other Bible scholars that share in your views of this prophecy in Isa. 6:8. My request is a personal one, I am not part of any school, I'm just seeking the truth.

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Noel
August 01, 2016 - 06:41

This verse is certainly the response of Isaiah to his divine calling as God's messenger to the people of his day. Most apply this verse in Isaiah to Isaiah himself, as the context bears this out. Nevertheless, what many have forgotten, is that many of the prophets, in one form or another of their ministry, exemplified in his own person some one feature or more in the manifold attributes and sufferings of the Messiah to come, and so that which applied to them, was in fact being spoken also of Christ.

We would not make a big argument with those who think that there is no reference to Christ here. But when Christ quotes these same passages from Isaiah, He said, "That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled" (John 12:38), and in the same context, Jesus made reference three times, that His Father had "sent" Him (v. 44-45, 49) and told Him what to speak to the people.

The commission of Isaiah and the Lord is just too distinct to be overlooked. Isaiah was given commission to go and speak the words that he was told, Jesus likewise, who said, "whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." (John 12:50)

So we believe this verse to be twofold. Isaiah was clearly told to go and speak that message to the people of Israel in that day. But it was also a prophecy that was fulfilled in the days of the Messiah and His apostles (Acts 28:26, 27; Romans 11:8).

אף אחד
July 29, 2016 - 16:35

Had you read verses such as Psalm 69:14-20 BEFORE the coming of Christ, what in these passages would've made you think that this was a messianic prophecy? Moreover, what would've made you think of the "Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion" (as this site suggests) when a crucifixion is never mentioned in the passage?! Alas, many of the verses used in support of a 'fulfilled prophecy' by Jesus are read entirely out of context. Many others were never even intended to serve as messianic prophecies at all. We should also remember that when reading passages in English (after having been translated from Hebrew to Greek, then to Latin, then to German, then to Early Moderate English, then to Contemporary English) that interpretations have been distorted. I can assure you that if you were to read your Bible in Hebrew (the original language of the Bible) that the meanings you would take away from it would be remarkably different. For example, in regards to the "Virgin Birth," the original Hebrew word used in this "prophecy" is 'alma,' which simply means 'young woman;' one who might or might not have already had sex. Yet the Greek translation, parthena, implies that the woman has never had sex before (i.e. an actual 'virgin'). Such is one of the many issues regarding historical translation. Nevertheless, you can't just parachute your way down onto a single verse and say, "See?! This is talking about Jesus!" whilst you ignore the verses that precede and follow it.

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Marcelia – Orlando
July 30, 2016 - 09:23

Hello, I just want to say that I also question about distortion in the context while reading the Bible in English or any other language other than Hebrew or Greek. I understand that there was a group of 70+ Jews that translated the OT into Greek - Septuagint - between 300-200 BC. By Mathew 5:18, it is said that God had in mind the significance of every atom of Scripture - choice of exact words, precise phrases, terms and grammatical forms. But how can it still hold true after so many layers of translation? You also made a point that is independent of translation, but it is adding meeting or making a wide interpretation of passages to support a 'fulfilled prophecy'. We, as Christians, have to be caution and follow certain canons by which all true prophecy can be tested because we do not want to be discredited by non-Christians and above all "the predictive prophecy is the foremost proof to which the Word of God appeals on its own belief". I happened to be looking for those fulfilled prophecies, so I can establish and strength my faith on the Bible as the true, inerrant Word of God. Thank you for your points.

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Noel
August 01, 2016 - 07:48

The importance of Scripture being interpreted in its immediate context does not stop there, for it must also be interpreted in light of the whole council and revelation of God. The Scriptures clearly declare, "they pierced my hands and my feet" (Psalm 22:16). But we also know that some of the prophecies concerning Christ were not understood until they were fulfilled.

"Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into." (1 Peter 1:10-12)

Your understanding of the translation of the Scriptures into English also seems to be distorted, for they were never translated as you say. The Old testament was translated into English directly from the Hebrew and the New Testament from its original Greek. I also know a couple of Jews from Jerusalem whose first language is Hebrew and they have never refuted the translation of the Scriptures like you are attempting to do.

Your mention of the "Virgin Birth" is a perfect case in point how that God translated the word "almah" to virgin in the New Testament, likely to help Jews like yourself who perhaps could not understand from the context surrounding Isaiah 7:14, that, clearly, this "young woman" must be a virgin.

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a SIGN (Note: SIGN is also translated "miracle". What sort of "miracle" would this be if a girl got pregnant by a man?); Behold, a VIRGIN [Hebrew: Almah] shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

Furthermore, Naarah is the Hebrew word to denote a "young woman". Almah is the Hebrew word to denote a young woman that is a virgin, and when the 54 scholars translated the KJB they chose to translate almah, in this particular context, as virgin. You will have a hard time convincing anyone otherwise except those who have come out of a liberal seminary. I would also like to point out, of the seven times that the word "almah" is used in the OT, there is no instance where it can be proved that this word designates a young woman who is not a virgin.

Note for Marcelia: In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, "Almah" was translated by the 70 Greek/Hebrew scholars as "parthenes" which can only mean "virgin". It appears that they clearly understood the meaning of "Almah", being a young woman that is a virgin.

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אף אחד
August 01, 2016 - 13:41

I didn't want to reply to this, but considering that other people might be misled if I don't, I feel obligated to.
There's a joke that says "Why did God make the Mormons?" The answer is, "so Christians would know how Jews feel." (Heh...)
Mormons claim that the New and Old Testaments are precursors to the Book of Mormon, which Mormons also claim must be "interpreted in the light of the whole council and revelation of God" in order to be understood.
But just what was the whole council and revelation of God before Jesus? As I asked earlier, how would you have known that any of these alleged prophecies were indicative of the Messiah?
You state that there is no instance where it can be proven that the word alma designates a young woman who is not a virgin. Yet Dinah is referred to as an "alma" after she has been raped. Clearly she's not a virgin after that. There's also a masculine form of alma, "elem." Not a single translation of the Bible uses this masculine form to convey virginity.
You also assert that my mention of the virgin birth is a perfect case in point as to why God translated the word alma to virgin in the New Testament in order to help "Jews like myself." But God didn't translate anything. People did! You suggest this yourself when you say "Almah is the Hebrew word to denote a young woman that is a virgin, and when the 54 scholars translated the KJB they chose to translate almah, in this particular context, as virgin." You then 'Note for Marcelia' that "in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, "almah" was translated by the 70 Greek/Hebrew scholars.."
Regardless, "the sign" mentioned in Isaiah 7:14 was never intended to be a messianic prophecy. The sign is not, as you claim, a 'miracle'. Nevertheless, we know that Ahaz, ruler of the southern kingdom of Judah, is very concerned because the northern kingdom of Israel/Ephraim allied with Syria, and both kingdoms plan to annihilate Ahaz and Judah. But frightened Ahaz is told "Behold, the young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Curds and honey he shall eat, that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the lands that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings."
This should be interpreted as the following: Behold, the young woman (someone Ahaz knows, hence 'the' young woman, not 'a' young woman 700 years from now) will give birth, and before that child knows the difference between good and bad (perhaps 4-5 years from now), the two kingdoms that oppress Judah will be abolished.
In 2 Kings, chapters 15 and 16, we see that this [non-messianic] prophecy was already fulfilled. Both Syria (ruled by Rezin) and Israel/Ephraim (ruled by Pekah) were done away with a few years after that which is recorded in Isaiah chapter 7. Had the Bible intended to prophesy the birth of Jesus, it would have simply stated "Behold, in 700 years, a virgin will give birth to the Messiah, and he will be called Jesus. He will die for the sins of the world,” to which Ahaz would have aptly replied, "what does that have to do with me?!" For what good is a sign to Ahaz if he won't even live to see it?
Even the Harper's Bible Dictionary and the New Interpreter's Bible acknowledge that Isaiah 7 is not about the birth of Jesus.
Indeed, every "fulfillment of prophecy" listed on this page uses this same 'double-meaning-revealed-later-on' tactic. You are simply shoehorning Jesus back into scriptures and giving the Old Testament a Shakespearean mystique so as to argue that scriptures, which have nothing to do with the messiah, foreshadow the coming of Christ.

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Noel
August 01, 2016 - 23:42

You will have to quote the verse where it says Dinah was an "almah" after she was raped for I can find it no where in the Masoretic text underlying the OT. But of course you should understand that Rebekah was a "damsel" (Heb. naarah; young woman) but also a "virgin" (Heb. almah) (Genesis 24:16) before she met Isaac.

I guess I should have used the word interpreted rather than "translated". The Holy Spirit interpreted Isaiah 7:14 as "virgin" in the NT, as you even understand, the Greek word parthenos (virgin), has no other meaning. As for translation of the Bible into the languages of the World, it is best to translate directly from the original language into the host language, and in the case of the Bible, that would be Hebrew and Greek. As you probably already know, the Septuagint was a translation of the OT into the Greek language by Jews, who would have understood the Hebrew and Greek tongue, before the time of Christ.

Indeed the "sign" would be a miracle that the Lord would reveal to the "house of David", which the Lord at the first offered to Ahaz to ask any sign to prove that the saying of the Lord was true, but instead, Ahaz wearied the Lord, and in pious unbelief, was afraid to ask. Yet he could have asked the Lord anything for nothing is too difficult for Him.

I believe Isaiah 7:14 should be interpreted as follows: Behold! The virgin, (looking back to that primeval promise of the coming Messiah to destroy the work of the devil, Genesis 3:15,) shall conceive and bear a son, "the Seed of the woman" (not of man), who would be God with us, God manifest in the flesh.

Now when it is said, "before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings." I believe this may be understood of Isaiah's child, Shearjashub, which he had along with him, and was bidden to take with him; and who therefore must be supposed to bear some part, or answer some end or other, in this prophecy; and this, to assure Ahaz and the house of David that the land which was abhorred by them should be forsaken of both its kings, before the child that was with him was grown to years of discretion; though it may be understood of any child, and so of the Messiah; and the sense be, that before any child, or new born babe, such an one as is promised in Isaiah 7:14, arrives to years of discretion, even in the space of a few years, this remarkable deliverance should be wrought, and the Jews freed from all fears of being destroyed by these two kings.

And so this prophecy, as well as many others, offers a near and far prophecy, the near, that it may be seen and fulfilled in the days of the prophet, which would lend credence to the far prophecy, which as you have said would have no relevance to those living in that day, nor could it prove if Isaiah was a true or false prophet which was punishable by stoning. And as it is said in the Scriptures, "Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven..." (1 Peter 1:12)

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אף אחד
August 02, 2016 - 18:29

While Masoretic text is a reliable Hebrew and Aramaic presentation of the Old Testament, scholars have sought to understand the meanings and correct translations with a range of different sources including Greek, Syriac, and Samaritan translations of the Pentateuch, as well as various other rabbinic sources. Without discrediting any sources you have or Masoretic text itself, I cannot possibly know what it is you are looking at. But how unfortunate that there are nevertheless many 'originals.'
Despite that, let's just say that you're right; that "as even I understand," the translation for alma is 'parthenos,' and that alma is not the word used to describe Dinah. Still, in Genesis 34:03, the Greek translation used to describe Dinah is parthenos. This can only imply one of two things:
One: that 'parthenos' didn't actually convey virginity at the time of translation (even though it might today), or Two: that what's written in Genesis 34:03 should be interpreted as having happened before the rape in 34:02.
For the sake of the argument, let's go with the second implication that 34:03 is to be interpreted as having happened before the rape. Still, in doing so, we break the context. In 34:04 we know that Shechem wants to take Dinah as his wife, thus in 34:03 we see that he "speaks tenderly" to her to essentially 'apologize' for raping her since he ridiculously wishes to marry her (I suppose on 'good terms'). If he spoke to her tenderly before the rape, why didn't it just say "Shechem loved Dinah and spoke tenderly to her. Then he raped her."?
On the other hand, if we go with the first implication that 'parthenos' doesn't convey virginity at all (even though we believe it certainly should), we see that 'alma' would have indeed been a correct Hebrew inscription. Alas, has the meaning of 'parthenos' changed? Or moreover, has the meaning of 'alma,' to the convenience of the Church, changed? It is in disputes like this where we see it has indeed been people who have done the translating. This all alludes to my very first comment.

Nevertheless, your reference to both the devil and the Messiah in Genesis 3:15 is an exemplification of Christian scripture-twisting, whereby a meaning is simply imposed upon a word or phrase so that it aligns with the preconceived doctrine of Jesus' messiahship. Nowhere is "maschiach" mentioned in Genesis chapter 3, and neither is Satan nor "the devil." Genesis 3 speaks only of "the serpent." To claim that the serpent is the devil is an assumption. To your credit, perhaps the serpent is under the influence of the devil, but scripture never clarifies this for us. Genesis 3:15 simply reads: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; they shall strike at your head, and you shall strike at their heel." Thus, they (men, not "a/the messiah") will literally strike at the heads of serpents, and serpents will literally strike at the heels of men (as serpents do to this very day). As to how this verse can be taken for a messianic prophecy is, without insult to you, beyond me. You also suggest that the child born unto the young woman in Isaiah 7:14 is Jesus, and then you say that the same child is possibly referring to Shearjashub. (?)
Nevertheless, for all we know, God (not Satan) was using the serpent as a means to test Adam and Eve in Genesis chapter 3. We can observe in other places throughout the Bible that God has a tendency to test people, such as in Genesis 22:1-13 and Deuteronomy 13:1-4. In the book of Job, we even see Satan "the Adversary" being used as an agent of God to test Job's faithfulness. Furthermore, we see in Job 2:6-7 that Satan's powers are circumscribed by God. Weird that "the devil" is mentioned perhaps 4-5 times in the Old Testament, yet mentioned over 150 times in the New Testament (which is maybe 1/3 the size of the Old).
If you're going to suggest that particular 'prophecies' have two meanings (a near and a future), then what is stopping them from having three, four, five, or six meanings? If you're going to insist that every prophecy has at most two meanings (again, a near and a future), to what do you point as the basis for such a notion? Should I guess 1 Peter?
Using the New Testament to support the New Testament is circular reasoning.

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Noel
August 06, 2016 - 07:32

It is clear you are reading a corrupt Bible. The Hebrew word for "damsel" in Genesis 34:3 is "naarah", which means "young woman", not virgin which is "almah" in the Isaiah 7:14 text. Even if the Septuagint used the Greek word "parthenos" when they translated Genesis 34:3 of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek, it is nevertheless a translation of the original Hebrew Scriptures, which is "almah" and not "naarah". However, not only is the original Hebrew OT Scriptures inspired by God, so is the New Testament Greek inspired, and the word in the NT Greek for the Isaiah 7:14 text is "parthenos", which always means virgin.

I do not mean to be brash, but it appears that you have a veil over your eyes, because you have rejected your God and Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Revelation of Jesus Christ, we are told, "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan" (Revelation 22:2). Many things were concealed in the OT but with the coming of Messiah, were revealed and made plain, but until you come to Jesus for pardon and cleansing of sin, "their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away." (2 Corinthians 3:14-15)

It is clear in Daniel's prophecy of weeks (ch 9) that Messiah has come and you have missed Him. One of the greatest Jews that ever lived said, "that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in." (Romans 11:25), and this according to the Scriptures, which say Messiah would be given "for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth." (Isaiah 49:6). "God so loved the world", not just the Jew, but he has set them aside in the interim between Daniel's 69th and 70th week. Jesus Christ has come into the world to save sinners, to lay His life down as a ransom for many, for you and me, as a sacrifice for our soul's, like a spotless lamb, but He rose again from the dead to give us hope, and assurance of life everlasting for all those who would believe.

One day soon we are told of the Jews, "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon ME whom THEY HAVE PIERCED, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn." (Zechariah 12:10) But this, after they shall have gone through that terrible time spoken of in the prophets, the time of Jacob's trouble, "a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." (Daniel 12:1)

These may all be just "dark sayings" to you now, but I pray the Lord open your mind and heart and that you see the hope that is set before you, that can be an anchor for your soul, both sure and stedfast, even Jesus your Messiah, who is able to save to the uttermost them that come unto God by Him.

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Tyra – Carson City
August 06, 2016 - 23:36

Actually Noel, his/her points are quite sensible whether right or wrong, and I find your snarky attitude both unprofessional and unwarranted. A follower of Christ should know better.

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Noel
August 07, 2016 - 07:39

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

God the Father said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5).

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Mohammad
August 07, 2016 - 13:07

1 Timothy 2:12

Michelle – Pekin
July 24, 2016 - 11:38

I though it interesting that all of Isaiah 43:7-12 is not included. God clearly states that He is the servant that he has created to be his servant for his own glory. Jesus was God as man. He says in Is 43:10 "...and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." I hope you will consider adding these scriptures to your scriptures that were fulfilled by Jesus, that they prove the deity of the Messiah.

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Noel
July 26, 2016 - 09:51

While Jesus is "the great God and our Saviour" (Titus 2:13), the passages you are referring to are speaking of Israel, not Jesus.

Paul – Corona, CA
July 02, 2016 - 23:38

Item 4. Genesis 5:24 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Mark 16:19, Revelation 12:5.

Well intended but in error - ". . . And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven. . . ." -- John 3:13.

Enoch did not ascend but was taken bodily, - ". . . And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him. . . ." -- Genesis 5:24. - ". . . Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: . . ." -- Hebrews 11:5.

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