Bible Prophecies About Jesus' Death

The Old Testament provides us many Bible prophecies related to the death of Jesus Christ.  The table below will show you where they occur in the Old Testament and where in the New Testament we see them fulfilled.

The Bible was written in another time but yet it's timeless.  The Bible was written to another people with a different culture, yet it applies to all people who will ever, or have ever, lived. 

So it's important for us to understand the greatest story in the history of the world and in the life of every person, including you.  We hope these Bible prophecies help you deepen your faith in the reality of Jesus Christ.

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What Was Prophesied About Jesus in the Old Testament?


But what Jesus said about Himself had deep roots in the Old Testament scriptures.  During His life on earth, Jesus was thought to be the Messiah (John 4:29, Mark 8:29), which the New Testament writers confirmed after His death (Matthew 1:17, Ephesians 5:2). 

Messiah is a transliteration of the Hebrew word meaning “anointed one” which was translated into Greek as Christos.  “Christ” or Messiah is therefore a name admirably suited to express both the church’s link with Israel through the OT and the faith that sees in Jesus Christ the worldwide scope of the salvation in Him.

But the claims Jesus made about Himself aren't the only proof we have for His identity; in fact, in the eyes of some there's far more convincing proof that Jesus was who He said He was - the fulfilled prophecies. 



The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary lists 125 different prophecies from Old Testament scriptures about Jesus that are fulfilled in our New Testament scriptures.  Twenty five of these prophecies from the following Old Testament Scriptures predicted things related to His death:

Bible Prophecies Concerning the Death of Jesus

What was Predicted  About His Death


1. No bone broken 

 
The OT
  Prediction


  • Ex 12:46 
  • Num 9:12
  • Ps 34:20


The NT
  Fulfillment


  • John 19:36

2. Cursed on the tree 

  • Deut 21:23
  • Gal 3:13

3. Hands and feet pierced 

  • Ps 22:1-31
  • Matt 27:31, 35, 36

4. Mocked and insulted 

  • Ps 22:7-8
  • Matt. 27:39–43, 45–49

5. Soldiers cast lots for coat 

  • Ps 22:18
  • Mark 15:20, 24-25, 34
  • Luke 19:24; 23:25
  • John 19:15-18, 23, 24, 34
  • Acts 2:23-24         

6. Accused by false witnesses

  • Ps 27:12; 35:11
  • Matt 26:59–61
  • Mark 14:57-58; 15:20, 24-25, 34
  • Luke 19:24; 23:25
  • John 19:15-18, 23, 24, 34
  • Acts 2:23-24 

7. He commits his spirit

  • Ps 31:5
  • Luke 24:36

9. Hated without reason 

  • Ps 35:19; 69:4
  • John 15:24–25

10. Friends stand afar off 

  • Ps 38:11
  • Matt. 27:55
  • Mark 15:40
  • Luke 23:49

11. Betrayed by a friend

  • Ps 41:9
  • Matt. 26:14–16, 47, 50
  • Mark 14:17–21
  • Luke 22:19–23
  • John 13:18–19

12. Given gall and vinegar 

  • Ps 69:21
  • Matt. 27:34, 48
  • Mark 15:23
  • Luke 23:36
  • John 19:29

13. Prays for his enemies 

  • Ps 109:4
  • Luke 23:34

14. Another to succeed Judas

  • Ps 109:7-8
  • Acts 1:16–20

15. Shepherd dies for his sheep

  • Isa 40:10-11
  • John 10:11
  • Heb. 13:20
  • 1 Pet. 2:24–25

16. Scourged and spat upon 

  • Isa 50:6
  • Matt. 26:67; 27:26, 30
  • Mark 14:65; 15:15, 19
  • Luke 22:63–65
  • John 19:1

17. Rejected by his people

  • Isa 52:13; 53:12
  • Matt. 8:17; 27:1–2, 12–14, 38

18. Suffered vicariously

  • Isa 53:4-5
  • Mark 15:3–4, 27–28
  • Luke 23:1–25, 32–34

19. Silent when accused

  • Isa 53:7
  • John 1:29; 11:49–52

20. Buried with the rich

  • Isa 53:9
  • Acts 10:43; 13:38–39
  • 1 Cor. 15:3
  • Eph. 1:7
  • 1 Pet. 2:21–25
  • 1 John 1:7, 9

21. Crucified with transgressors

  • Isa 53:12
  • John 12:37–38
  • Acts 8:28–35

22. The good Shepherd 

  • Ezek 34:23-24
  • Zech 13:1,6-7
  • Matt. 26:31
  • John 10:11; 16:32

23. Sold for pieces of silver 

  • Zech 11:12-13
  • Matt. 26:14–15

24. Money buys potter’s field

  • Zech 11:12-13
  • Matt. 27:9

25. Piercing of his body

  • Zech 12-10
  • John 19:34, 37


References used to develop this information on Bible prophecies:


  • The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009.
  • Martin, R. P. (2003). Messiah. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 1111). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.




We pray this information on Bible prophecies related to Jesus' death has blessed you.





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