Some of the prophecies referring to Yeshua:
- Where He would be born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICAH 5:2
- He would be born a virgin birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISAIAH 7:14
- He must be a descendant from King David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SAMUEL 7:12,13
- He would be called out of Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOSEA 11:1
- His ministry would start in Galilee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISAIAH 9:1-8
- He would come riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. . . . . . . . . ZECHARIAH 11:12
- He would be called a Nazarene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISAIAH 11:1
Yeshua, the Branch, the Sprout, the Root…”will remove the sin of this land one day”!
- Isaiah 11:1 – But a branch will emerge from the trunk of Yishai (Jesse), a shoot will grow from his roots.
- Isaiah 11:10 – On that day the root of Yishai (Jesse), which stands as a banner for the peoples – the Goyim (Gentiles) will seek him out, and the place where he rests will be glorious.
- Isaiah 53:2 – For before him he grew up like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He was not well-formed or especially handsome; we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us.
- Jeremiah 23:5 – “The days are coming,” says ADONAI when I will raise a righteous Branch for David. He will reign as king and succeed, he will do what is just and right in the land.
- Jeremiah 33:15 – When those days come, at that time, I will cause to spring up for David a Branch of Righteousness. He will do what is just and right in the land.
- Zecheriah 3:8 – Listen, cohen gadol Y’hoshua (Joshua the high priest), both you and your colleagues seated here before you, because these men are a sign that I am going to bring my servant Tzemach[the sprout]. 9 For look at the stone I have put in front of Y’hoshua: on one stone are seven eyes; I will engrave what is to be written on it,’ says ADONAI-Tzva’ot; ‘and I will remove the guilt of this land in one day.
- Zecheriah 6:12 – …and tell him, ‘ADONAI Tzva’ot says: “There is coming a man whose name is Tzemach [the sprout]. He will sprout up from his place and rebuild the temple of ADONAI.
Seventy Prophecies of Yeshua’s First Coming
- He would be a descendent of Abraham (Avraham).
(Genesis 12:1-3; 18:18; 22:18; Matthew 1:1-2,17; Galatians 3:8,16)
- He would be from the tribe of Judah (Yehudah) .
(Genesis 49:8-10; Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 5:5)
- He would be a descendent of David. (2 Samuel 7:4-5,12-13; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14; Psalm 132:11; Luke 1:32-33,67-69; Acts 2:29-30; Matthew 1:17; Romans 1:3)
- He would be born in Bethlehem (Beit Lechem).
(Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:4-6; John 7:42)
- He would be from Nazareth and be called a Nazarene.
(Matthew 2:23; Luke 1:26-27; John 1:45; Judges 13:5-7,24)
- The exact time of His crucifixion was known (483 years from the decree to build the temple, which was around 444 B.C.E.). (Daniel 9:25; Nehemiah 2:1-8; 5:14)
- He would be born of a virgin.
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20-23; Galatians 4:4; Genesis 3:15)
- His name would be Immanuel. Immanuel in Hebrew means “G-d with us.”
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21-23)
- His name would be Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew), which means “Savior” or “Salvation.” The word Yeshua in Hebrew means “salvation.” It is derived from another Hebrew word, Yashah, which means “to save, deliver, preserve, bring salvation, get victory.” (Matthew 1:21)
- His name would be the Messiah. The word Christ in English comes from the Greek word Christos, which means “The Anointed One.”Christos in Greek is the word Mashiach in Hebrew, which also means “The Anointed One.” The word Mashiach means “Messiah,” who isYeshua. (John 1:41)
- He would be the only begotten Son of G-d.
(Psalm 2:2,6-7; John 1:14; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:1-2,5)
- He would be the Son of G-d and G-d would be His Father.
(Psalm 89:26-27; 2 Samuel 7:8,12-14; 1 Chronicles 22:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-2,5; Mark 14:36; John 20:30-31)
- He would be circumcised the eighth day according to the law of purification.
(Luke 2:21-24; Leviticus 12:1-6)
- He would go to Egypt and return to the land of Israel.
(Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:13-15)
- Young babies would die in an attempt to kill Yeshua at His birth.
(Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:16-18)
- He would be preceded by a messenger (a type of Elijah [Eliyahu] known as John (Yochanan) the Immerser [Baptist]) who would prepare the way of the Lord. (Malachi 3:1; Luke 1:13,76; Matthew 11:7,10)
- The messenger, John (Yochanan) the Immerser (Baptist), would be preaching in the wilderness. (Isaiah 40:3-5; Luke 1:13,80,3:2-6)
- He would be a prophet like Moses (Moshe).
(Deuteronomy 18:15; John 1:45; Acts 3:20-23)
- He would be anointed of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh).
(Isaiah 11:1-2; 42:1; Matthew 3:16)
- He would preach and teach in the temple (Beit HaMikdash).
(Malachi 3:1; Luke 4:16; Matthew 26:55; John 7:28; 8:1-2)
- He came specifically to the house of Israel and not to the Gentiles.
- Yeshua would be rejected by His own people Israel (corporately). [Note: It should be pointed out that many, many individual Jews were believers in Messiah during the first century. This can be seen very clearly by carefully examining Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Book of Acts.(Psalm 69:8; 31:11; 88:8,18; Job 19:13; John 1:11; 7:3,5)]Yeshua is the stone that the builders rejected.
(Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 3:10-12; Romans 9:11)
- Yeshua would be received by the Gentiles (corporately). [Note: It should be pointed out that many Gentiles are not believers inYeshua and many others are believers in name only and not true followers with their hearts. The believers in Messiah are commanded to follow G-d with all of their heart (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).] (Isaiah 11:10; 42:6; 49:6,22; 54:3; 60:3,5,11,16; 61:6,9; 62:2; 66:12,19; Malachi 1:11; Luke 2:30-32; Acts 28:28)
- He would speak in parables.
(Psalm 78:2-4; Matthew 13:34-35)
- The ministry of Yeshua would be in Galilee.
(Isaiah 9:1-2; Matthew 4:12-16,23)
- His ministry would be to heal the sick, set the captives free, and preach deliverance. This is known as the basar (gospel) in Hebrew.
(Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:16-21; Matthew 4:23; 9:34-35; Acts 2:22; 10:38)
- Yeshua was to be the shepherd of Israel because Israel had no shepherd.
(Ezekiel 34:5-10; 1 Kings 22:17; Zechariah 10:2; Genesis 49:22,24; Psalm 23:1; 80:1; Isaiah 40:10-11; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24; John 10:11,14-15)
- His message would not be believed.
(Isaiah 53:1; John 12:37-38)
- The meek would praise Him.
(Psalm 8:1-2; Matthew 21:15-16)
- Illegal merchandise trading would be done in the temple.
(Psalm 69:9; John 2:13-17; Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:12-13)
- He would be hated.
(Psalm 69:4; 35:19; 109:2-3; 119:161; John 15:24-25)
- He would be a reproach to the people.
(Psalm 69:9; 89:50-51; Romans 15:3)
- He would not seek publicity.
(Isaiah 42:1-2; Matthew 12:15-19; 9:30; 8:4)
- He can be trusted and would be compassionate.
(Isaiah 42:3; Matthew 12:15,20-21)
- No evil words would proceed from His mouth.
(Isaiah 53:9; Luke 23:41; 1 Peter 2:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- His disciples would forsake Him.
(Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:31-35,56)
- There was nothing physically beautiful in Him to be desired.
(Isaiah 53:2; Psalm 22:6; Mark 6:1-3; Philippians 2:7)
- He gave up the glory in Heaven for the poverty of earth.
(Luke 9:58; 2 Corinthians 8:9)
- He would publicly enter Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) before the time of His crucifixion. (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-5)
- He would ride into Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) on a donkey.
(Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5)
- He would be sold for 30 pieces of silver.
(Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:14-16)
- His betrayal price would be given for a potter’s field.
(Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:3,7-10)
- He would be betrayed by a friend.
(Psalm 41:9; John 13:18-21)
- Both Jew and Gentile would conspire against Him.
(Psalm 2:1-2; Acts 4:27-28; Matthew 26:3; 27:1-2)
- He would be nailed to a tree.
(Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Psalm 22:16; John 19:18; 20:25)
- He would suffer for others.
(Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 20:28)
- He would die for our sins.
(Isaiah 53:5; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Peter 2:24)
- He would be mocked.
(Psalm 22:7-8; Matthew 27:39-43)
- He would die with the transgressors.
(Isaiah 53: 12; Mark 15:27-28)
- He would make intercession for His murderers.
(Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34)
- He would be smitten.
(Micah 5:1; Isaiah 50:6; Lamentations 3:30; Matthew 26:67; 27:30)
- He would be spit upon.
(Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67, 27:30)
- He would be forsaken by G-d.
(Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46)
- He would be given gall and vinegar to eat and drink.
(Psalm 69:21; Matthew 27:34,48)
- He opened not His mouth when accused.
(Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 26:63-64; 27:12-14)
- His garments would be parted.
(Psalm 22:18; Matthew 27:35)
- Not one bone would be broken.
(Psalm 34:20; John 19:33,36)
- He would be pierced.
(Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34,37)
- He would be like a lamb going to the slaughter.
(Isaiah 53:7; Acts 8:26-35)
- He is King of the Jews (and the world).
(Psalm 2:6; John 18:33,37; 19:19-22)
- He would be buried with the rich.
(Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60)
- He would die.
(Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:50)
- His soul would not be left in hell.
(Psalm 16:10; 49:15; 56:13; Acts 2:27,31; 13:33-35)
- He would rise from the dead.
(Psalm 16:10; Luke 24:6,31,34; Acts 2:27-31; 13:35)
- Others would rise from the dead with Him.
(Psalm 68:18; Ephesians 4:8; Matthew 27:52-53)
- He would rise the third day from the grave.
(Jonah 1:17; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Luke 24:45-46; Matthew 12:40)
- He would ascend into Heaven.
(Psalm 68:18; Acts 1:9; Luke 24:50-51)
- He would sit at the right hand of G-d.
(Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 1:2-3; Ephesians 1:20-21; 1 Peter 3:22)
- He would usher in a New Covenant (Brit Hadashah).
(Jeremiah 31:31; Luke 22:20)
- He would be a sure foundation to all who believe.
(Isaiah 28: 16; Romans 10:11; 1 Peter 2:4-6)