Old Testament prophecies and their New Testament fulfillment by Jesus Christ: Also See Section Old Testament Prophecy

Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18, 24, 25
Tribe of Judah Genesis 49:10 Luke 3:23, 33
House of David Jeremiah 23:5 Luke 3:23
Born at Bethlehem Micah 5:12 Matthew 2:1
Preceded by a messenger (John the Baptist) Isaiah 40:3 Matthew 3:1, 2
Ministry to begin in Galilee Isaiah 9:1 Matthew 4:12, 13, 17
Perform Miracles Isaiah 35:5, 6 Matthew 9:35
Teacher of Parables Psalm 78:2 Matthew 13:34
To enter Jerusalem on a donkey Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:6-11
Gentile Nations to believe on Him Isaiah 60:3 Acts 13:47, 48
To rise from the dead Psalm 16:10 Acts 2:31
To ascend to Heaven Psalm 68:18 Acts 1:9
Betrayed by a friend Psalm 41:9 Matthew 10:4
Sold for 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12 Matthew 26:15
Money to be thrown in the Temple Zechariah 11:13 Matthew 27:5
Money to buy a potter's field Zechariah 11:13 Matthew 27:7
Forsaken by His disciples Zechariah 13:7 Matthew 14:20
False witnesses accuse Him Psalm 35:11 Matthew 26:59, 60
Silent before His accusers Isaiah 53:7 Matthew 27:12
Beaten, wounded, spat on Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67
Hands and feet pierced Psalm 22:16 Luke 23:33
Crucified with thieves Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38
Garments parted and lots cast Psalm 22:18 John 19: 23, 24
Gall and vinegar offered Him Psalm 69:21 Matthew 27:34
His forsaken cry Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46
No bones broken Psalm 34:20 John 19:23
His side pierced Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34
Darkness over land from midday Amos 8:9 Matthew 27:45
Buried in rich man's tomb Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27: 57-60
Messiah to offer Himself as Prince to Israel 173,880 days after March 5, 444 BC Daniel 9:26, 27 Luke 19:41-44
Messiah comes, Messiah cut off (dies), Jerusalem and Temple destroyed Daniel 9:26 by Titus in 70 AD
Jews to lose power to pass death sentence 23 years before the trial of Christ Genesis 49:10 11 AD (Josephus, Antiquities, Book 17:13:1-5)

The following probabilities are taken from Peter Stoner in Science Speaks (Moody Press, 1963) to show that coincidence is ruled out by the science of probability. Stoner says that by using the modern science of probability in reference to eight prophecies, we find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in ten to the 17th power." That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000. In order to help us comprehend this staggering probability, Stoner illustrates it by supposing that "we take ten to the seventeenth power silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man."

Stoner considers 48 prophecies and says, "we find the chance that any one man fulfilled all 48 prophecies to be 1 in ten to the 157th power, or 1 in

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000."

The estimated number of electrons in the universe is around ten to the seventy-ninth power. It should be quite evident that Jesus did not fulfill the prophecies by accident. He was who He said He was: the only way (John 14:6)....

It is due to the evidence presented here that I believe God exists and Christianity to be the only true religion, and why I cannot accept as rational the idea that one religion is just as good as another. Jesus is who He claimed to be, and He proved this by fulfilling prophecy and rising from the dead...