14 Prophecies fulfilled on Good Friday

18 Apr

When trying to answer the question, “Who is Jesus?” one has to consider the prophecies of the Old Testament. The New Testament explains that the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah found their fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Here are 14 prophecies about the Messiah that were fulfilled on Good Friday. Click on the link if you want to download a pdf copy of the chart.

Old Testament Prophecy

New Testament Fulfillment

Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me. [1] Psalm 41:9 Mark 14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them.
“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; Zechariah 13:7 Mark 14:50 And they all left him and fled.
And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. Zechariah 11:12 Matthew 26:15 “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.
I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 27:26, 30 … and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified … And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Psalm 22:18 John 19:24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 Matthew 27:13, 14 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 John 19:17, 18 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.
… when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced … Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.
… they have pierced my hands and feet Psalm 22:16 Luke 24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12 Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
and was numbered with the transgressors; Isaiah 53:12 Luke 23:33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
It is finished. (In the Hebrew.) Psalm 22:31 John 19:30 … he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.


[1]  All Scripture taken from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Bible Study, Easter & Good Friday, Scripture


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