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

Curated by Rich Robinson, Senior Researcher

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

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

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

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

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

Prophecy Tanach Reference Fullfilment
The Messiah would be the seed of the woman Genesis 3:15 Romans 16:20
Galatians 4:4
Revelation 12:9
Revelation 12:17
The Messiah would be the descendant of Abraham through whom all nations would be blessed Genesis 12:3 Acts 3:24-26
The Messiah would be a willing sacrifice Genesis 22:1-18 John 3:16
The Messiah would be the coming one to whom the scepter belongs Genesis 49:10 Luke 2:1-7
Luke 3:33
Galatians 4:4
The Messiah would be the Passover lamb Exodus 12:1-51 John 1:29
John 1:36
John 19:33
John 19:36
1 Corinthians 5:7-8
1 Peter 1:19
The Messiah would be lifted up Numbers 21:6-9 John 3:14-18
The Messiah would be the star coming out of Jacob Numbers 24:17 Matthew 2:2
Revelation 22:16
The Messiah would be a prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18:15-19 Matthew 13:57
Matthew21:46
Luke 24:19
John 1:21
John 1:25
John 6:14
John 7:40
Acts 3:22
Acts 28:28
The Messiah would be our Kinsman-Redeemer Ruth 4:4-9 Luke 1:50
Luke 1:58
Luke 1:68
Luke 1:72
Luke 1:78
1 Peter 1:18
Hebrews 2:11
The Messiah would be a descendant of David 2 Samuel 7:12-16 Matthew 1:1
Luke 1:32-33
Acts 15:15-16
Hebrews 1:5
The Messiah would be called God’s Son Psalms 2:1-12 Mark 1:11
Luke 3:22
Acts 4:25-28
Acts 13:33
Hebrews 1:5
Hebrews 5:5
The Messiah would be resurrected Psalms 16:8-11 Acts 2:22-32
Acts 13:35-37
The Messiah would be forsaken and pierced, but vindicated Psalms 22:1-31 Matthew 27:39
Matthew 27: 43-44
Matthew 27:46
Mark 15:34
John 19:24
Hebrews 2:12
The Messiah would be the righteous sufferer Psalms 69 Matthew 27:33-34
John 2:17
John 15:25
Acts 1:20
Romans 11:9-10
Romans 15:1-3
The Messiah would be greater than David Psalms 110:1-4 Matthew 22:42-45
Mark 12:35-37
Luke 20:41-44
Acts 2:34-36
1 Corinthians 15:25-28
Hebrews 1:3
Hebrews 1:13
Hebrews 4:14–5:10
The Messiah would be the rejected cornerstone Psalms 118:22-24 Matthew 21:42
Mark 12:10-11
Luke 20:17-18
Acts 4:9-12
Ephesians 2:20
1 Peter 2:6-8
TheMessiah would be acclaimed Psalms 118:25-29 Matthew 21:9
Mark 11:9-10
Luke 13:35
Luke 19:38
John 12:13
The Messiah would be born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Luke 1:31-35
The Messiah would be the great light Isaiah 9:1-2 [Hebrew Bible, 8:23-9:1] Matthew 4:13-16
Luke 1:76-79
The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6-7 [Hebrew Bible, 9:5-6] Luke 1:32-33
Luke 1:79
John 6:51
John 14:27
Acts 10:36
Romans 9:5
Colossians 2:3
The Messiah would be called a Nazarene Isaiah 11:1, Isaiah 53:3 Matthew 2:23
The Messiah would perform signs of healing Isaiah 35:5-6 Matthew 11:4-6
Luke 7:20-23
The Messiah would be preceded by a forerunner Isaiah 40:3-5 Matthew 3:1-3
Mark 1:1-3
Luke 1:76
Luke 3:1-6
Luke 7:27
John 1:22-23
The Messiah would be a light for the nations of the world Isaiah 42:1-6 Matthew 12:15-18
Luke 2:27-32
John 8:12
(The Suffering Servant, Part 1) Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Matthew 8:16-17
Matthew 20:28
Matthew 26:28
Matthew 27:59-60
Mark 10:45
Mark 14:24
Luke 22:20
John 12:37-38
Acts 8:32-35
Romans 10:16
Hebrews 9:28
1 Peter 2:21-25
(The Suffering Servant, Part 2) Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Matthew 8:16-17
Matthew 20:28
Matthew 26:28
Matthew 27:59-60
Mark 10:45
Mark 14:24
Luke 22:20
John 12:37-38
Acts 8:32-35
Romans 10:16
Hebrews 9:28
1 Peter 2:21-25
(The Suffering Servant, Part 3) Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Matthew 8:16-17
Matthew 20:28
Matthew 26:28
Matthew 27:59-60
Mark 10:45
Mark 14:24
Luke 22:20
John 12:37-38
Acts 8:32-35
Romans 10:16
Hebrews 9:28
1 Peter 2:21-25
(The Suffering Servant, Part 4) Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Matthew 8:16-17
Matthew 20:28
Matthew 26:28
Matthew 27:59-60
Mark 10:45
Mark 14:24
Luke 22:20
John 12:37-38
Acts 8:32-35
Romans 10:16
Hebrews 9:28
1 Peter 2:21-25
The Messiah would do life-affirming, redemptive deeds Isaiah 61:1-2 Luke 4:17-21
The Messiah would be the object of a murderous plot Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18
The Messiah would bring in a new covenant Jeremiah 31:31 Matthew 26:28
Mark 14:24
Luke 22:20
1 Corinthians 11:25
2 Corinthians 3:6
Hebrews 8:6-13
Hebrews 9:15
Hebrews 12:24
The Messiah would be the Son of Man Daniel 7:13-14 Matthew 9:6
Matthew 12:8
Matthew 13:41
Matthew 16:13
Matthew 16:27
Mark 8:31
Luke 6:22
Luke 9:22
John 1:51
John 3:13-14
Acts 7:56
and many others
The Messiah would come according to a timetable Daniel 9:24-27 Matthew 24:15-16
Mark 13:14-15
Galatians 4:4
The Messiah would be called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:13-15
The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 [Hebrew Bible, verse 1] Matthew 2:1-6
John 7:40-43
The Messiah would come riding on a colt Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:1-7
The Messiah would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 26:14-15
Matthew 27:3
Matthew 27:9-10
The Messiah would be pierced Zechariah 12:10 Matthew 24:30
John 19:31-37
Revelation 1:7
The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger. Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:10
Mark 1:2
Luke 1:76
The Messiah would be preceded by Elijah the prophet. Malachi 4:5-6 Matthew 11:14-15
Matthew 16:14
Matthew 17:9-13
Mark 6:14-16
Mark 9:11-13
Luke 1:16-17
John 1:21
The Messiah is spoken of throughout the Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible Luke 24:25-27
Luke 24:32