First Advent Prophecies

The Bible Foretold Jesus' First Advent

The Bible foretold Jesus' first advent. (Lk 24:13-15,27,44, Jn 5:39)

The Bible Foretold the Time of Jesus' Baptist and Crucifixion

The prophecy of the "seventy weeks" foretold the time of Jesus' baptist and crucifixion. (Da 9:24-27)

The 70 weeks began with the command to restore and build Jerusalem (decree of Artaxerxes, 457 BC). (Ezr 7:11-26)

69 prophetic weeks (483 years) were decreed until the Messiah (the Anointed One) came.

Jesus was anointed at His baptism by the Holy Spirit. (Mt 3:16) (compare Lk 4:18, Ac 10:38)

Jesus was baptized in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar (27 AD). (Lk 3:1-3,21,22)

Jesus put an end to the sacrifices (by His crucifixion) in middle (3 1/2 years) of the last (70th) prophetic week (31 AD). (Mt 27:50,51, Col 2:14)

The Bible Foretold the Events of Jesus' Birth

Jesus was a descendant of Abraham. (Ge 12:1-3, Ge 22:15-18 => Mt 1:1)

Jesus was a descendant of Issac. (Ge 17:19 => Lk 3:34)

Jesus was a descendant of Jacob. (Nu 24:17 => Mt 1:2)

Jesus was a descendant of Jesse. (Isa 11:1-5,10 => Mt 1:6)

Jesus was a descendant of David. (Ps 89:3,4, Isa 9:6,7, => Mt 1:1)

Jesus was from the tribe of Judah. (Ge 49:10 => Lk 3:33, Heb 7:14)

Jesus was preceded by a forerunner (John the Baptist). (Isa 40:3-5, Mal 3:1 => Lk 7:24-27)

Jesus was born of a virgin. (Isa 7:14 => Mt 1:23, Lk 1:26-31)

Jesus was born in Bethlehem. (Mic 5:2 => Lk 2:4-7)

Jesus was presented with gifts. (Ps 72:10-15,17-19 => Mt 2:1,11)

Jesus escaped the slaughter of the infants. (Jer 31:15 => Mt 2:16-18)

Jesus fled to Egypt. (Hos 11:1 => Mt 2:14,15)

The Bible Foretold the Events of Jesus' Life

Jesus was identified as the Son of God. (Ps 2:7 => Mt 3:17)

Jesus had a Galilean ministry. (Isa 9:1,2 => Mt 4:12-16)

Jesus was anointed to preach, heal, and free. (Isa 61:1 => Lk 4:18-21)

Jesus came to Zion. (Isa 59:16,20 => Mk 11:11)

Jesus entered Jerusalem on a young donkey. (Zec 9:9 => Mt 21:1-5)

Jesus was welcomed with "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord". (Ps 118:21-26 => Mt 21:6-10)

Jesus was praised by children. (Ps 8:1,2 => Mt 21:15,16)

Jesus entered the temple. (Mal 3:1 => Mt 21:12)

Jesus drove the profiteers out of the temple. (Ps 69:9 => Jn 2:14-17)

Jesus performed healing miracles. (Ps 146:8, Isa 29:18,19 => Mk 8:22-26)

Jesus spoke in parables. (Ps 78:2 => Lk 8:9,10)

Jesus came to a people who were spiritually blind. (Isa 6:9,10 => Mt 13:13,14)

Jesus calmed the sea. (Ps 89:8,9 => Mt 8:23-27)

Jesus was hated in spite of His innocence. (Ps 35:19, Ps 69:4 => Jn 15:24,25)

Jesus was rejected by His own people (the Jews). (Isa 53:3 => Jn 1:11, Lk 23:18-21)

The rulers counseled together against Jesus. (Ps 2:1,2 => Ac 4:26,27)

The Bible Foretold the Events of Jesus' Death

Jesus came as the sacrificial Lamb of God. (Ex 12:5-8 => Jn 1:29)

Jesus was sacrificed for us. (Isa 53:4,5 => Ro 5:6-8)

Jesus died for our sins. (Isa 53:8 => Mt 20:28)

Jesus was betrayed by a friend (Judas) who shared His bread. (Ps 41:9 => Lk 22:47,48, Jn 13:18,26)

Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and the money was used to buy a potter's field. (Zec 11:12,13 => Mt 26:14,15, Mt 27:5,7)

Jesus was forsaken by His disciples. (Zec 13:7 => Mt 26:31,56, Mk 14:50)

Jesus was accused by false witnesses. (Ps 35:11 => Mk 14:57,58)

Jesus was silent to accusations. (Isa 53:7 => Mt 27:12-14, Mk 15:4,5)

Jesus was scorned and mocked. (Ps 22:6-8,17, Ps 109:25 => Mt 27:39,40, Lk 23:35)

Jesus was spat upon and hit. (Isa 50:6 => Mt 26:67)

Jesus was crucified. (Ps 22:14-16, Isa 49:16, Zec 12:10, Zec 13:6 => Lk 23:33, Jn 20:27)

Jesus was lifted up. (Nu 21:7-9 => Jn 3:14, Jn 12:32,33)

Jesus' friends stood far away from Him. (Ps 38:11 => Lk 23:46-49)

Jesus was counted as a criminal. (Isa 53:9,12 => Mk 15:27,28, Lk 23:33)

Soldiers gambled for Jesus' garments. (Ps 22:18 => Mt 27:35, Jn 19:24)

Jesus was thirsty and was offered vinegar and gall. (Ps 69:21 => Jn 19:28, Mt 27:34)

Jesus cried out, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Ps 22:1 => Mt 27:46)

Jesus prayed for His enemies. (Ps 109:3-5 => Lk 23:34)

Darkness enshrouded the day. (Am 8:9 => Mt 27:45)

Jesus' bones were not broken. (Ex 12:43,46, Nu 9:12, Ps 34:20 => Jn 19:32-36)

Jesus' side was pierced. (Zec 12:10 => Jn 19:34)

Jesus was buried with the rich. (Isa 53:9 => Mt 27:57-60)

The Bible Foretold Jesus' Resurrection

The Bible foretold Jesus' resurrection. (Ps 16:10, Ps 49:15 => Mk 16:4-6, Ac 2:29-32, 1Co 15:3,4)

The Bible Foretold Jesus' Ascension

The Bible foretold Jesus' ascension. (Ps 68:18, Ps 110:1 => Mk 16:15,16,19, Lk 24:50-52, Ac 1:8-11)

The Bible Foretold the Universal Significance of Jesus' First Advent

Jesus defeated Satan. (Ge 3:15 => Gal 4:4,5, 1Jn 3:8)

Jesus brought salvation to all nations. (Isa 42:6,7, Isa 49:6 => Rev 5:9, Rev 7:9,10)