According to the Scriptures"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

356 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

"Search the scriptures... they are they which testify of me." (Jesus Christ, John 5:39).
"Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalm 40:7).
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
"...all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:44).
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:27).
"For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me." (Jesus Christ, John 5:46).
"To Him give all the prophets witness" (Acts 10:43).
"We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth" (John 1:45)

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1. Gen. 3:15 Seed of a woman (virgin birth) Galatians 4:4-5, Matthew 1:18
2. Gen. 3:15 He will bruise Satan's head Hebrews 2:14, 1John 3:8
3. Gen. 3:15 Christ's heel would be bruised with nails on the cross Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:39-40
4. Gen. 5:24 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Mark 16:19, Rev. 12:5
5. Gen. 9:26, 27 The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem Luke 3:23-36
6. Gen. 12:3 Seed of Abraham will bless all nations Galatians 3:8, Acts 3:25, 26
7. Gen. 12:7 The Promise made to Abraham's Seed Galatians 3:16
8. Gen. 14:18 A priest after the order of Melchizedek Hebrews 6:20
9. Gen. 14:18 King of Peace and Righteousness Hebrews 7:2
10. Gen. 14:18 The Last Supper foreshadowed Matthew 26:26-29
11. Gen. 17:19 Seed of Isaac (Gen. 21:12) Romans 9:7
12. Gen. 22:8 The Lamb of God promised John 1:29
13. Gen. 22:18 As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations Galatians 3:16
14. Gen. 26:2-5 The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer Hebrews 11:18
15. Gen. 28:12 The Bridge to heaven John 1:51
16. Gen. 28:14 The Seed of Jacob Luke 3:34
17. Gen. 49:10 The time of His coming Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4
18. Gen. 49:10 The Seed of Judah Luke 3:33
19. Gen. 49:10 Called Shiloh or One Sent John 17:3
20. Gen. 49:10 Messiah to come before Judah lost identity John 11:47-52
21. Gen. 49:10 Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be John 10:16
22. Ex. 3:13-15 The Great "I AM" John 4:26; 8:58
23. Ex. 12:3-6 The Lamb presented to Israel 4 days before Passover Mark 11:7-11
24. Ex. 12:5 A Lamb without blemish Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:19
25. Ex. 12:13 The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath Romans 5:8
26. Ex. 12:21-27 Christ is our Passover 1Corinthians 5:7
27. Ex. 12:46 Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken John 19:31-36
28. Ex. 15:2 His exaltation predicted as Yeshua Acts 7:55, 56
29. Ex. 15:11 His Character-Holiness Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
30. Ex. 17:6 The Spiritual Rock of Israel 1Corinthians 10:4
31. Ex. 33:19 His Character-Merciful Luke 1:72
32. Lev. 1:2-9 His sacrifice a sweet smelling savor unto God Ephesians 5:2
33. Lev. 14:11 The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood Luke 5:12-14; Acts 6:7
34. Lev. 16:15-17 Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death Hebrews 9:7-14
35. Lev. 16:27 Suffering outside the Camp Matthew 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
36. Lev. 17:11 The Blood-the life of the flesh Matthew 26:28; Mark 10:45
37. Lev. 17:11 It is the blood that makes atonement Rom. 3:23-24; 1John 1:7
38. Lev. 23:36-37 The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst" John 7:37
39. Num. 9:12 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
40. Num. 21:9 The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up John 3:14-18; 12:32
41. Num. 24:17 Time: "I shall see him, but not now." John 1:14; Galatians 4:4
42. Deut. 18:15 "This is of a truth that prophet." John 6:14
43. Deut. 18:15-16 "Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me." John 5:45-47
44. Deut. 18:18 Sent by the Father to speak His word John 8:28, 29
45. Deut. 18:19 Whoever will not hear must bear his sin Acts 3:22-23
46. Deut. 21:23 Cursed is he that hangs on a tree Galatians 3:10-13
47. Joshua 5:14-15 The Captain of our salvation Hebrews 2:10
48. Ruth 4:4-10 Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us Ephesians 1:3-7
49. 1 Sam. 2:35 A Faithful Priest Heb. 2:17; 3:1-3, 6; 7:24-25
50. 1 Sam. 2:10 Shall be an anointed King to the Lord Mt. 28:18, John 12:15
51. 2 Sam. 7:12 David's Seed Matthew 1:1
52. 2 Sam. 7:13 His Kingdom is everlasting 2Peter 1:11
53. 2 Sam. 7:14 The Son of God Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4
54. 2 Sam. 7:16 David's house established forever Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16
55. 2 Ki. 2:11 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Luke 24:51
56. 1 Chr. 17:11 David's Seed Matthew 1:1; 9:27
57. 1 Chr. 17:12-13 To reign on David's throne forever Luke 1:32, 33
58. 1 Chr. 17:13 "I will be His Father, He...my Son." Hebrews 1:5
59. Job 9:32-33 Mediator between man and God 1 Timothy 2:5
60. Job 19:23-27 The Resurrection predicted John 5:24-29
61. Psa. 2:1-3 The enmity of kings foreordained Acts 4:25-28
62. Psa. 2:2 To own the title, Anointed (Christ) John 1:41, Acts 2:36
63. Psa. 2:6 His Character-Holiness John 8:46; Revelation 3:7
64. Psa. 2:6 To own the title King Matthew 2:2
65. Psa. 2:7 Declared the Beloved Son Matthew 3:17, Romans 1:4
66. Psa. 2:7, 8 The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated Acts 13:29-33
67. Psa. 2:8, 9 Rule the nations with a rod of iron Rev. 2:27; 12:5; 19:15
68. Psa. 2:12 Life comes through faith in Him John 20:31
69. Psa. 8:2 The mouths of babes perfect His praise Matthew 21:16
70. Psa. 8:5, 6 His humiliation and exaltation Hebrews 2:5-9
71. Psa. 9:7-10 Judge the world in righteousness Acts 17:31
72. Psa. 16:10 Was not to see corruption Acts 2:31; 13:35
73. Psa. 16:9-11 Was to arise from the dead John 20:9
74. Psa. 17:15 The resurrection predicted Luke 24:6
75. Psa. 18:2-3 The horn of salvation Luke 1:69-71
76. Psa. 22:1 Forsaken because of sins of others 2 Corinthians 5:21
77. Psa. 22:1 "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46
78. Psa. 22:2 Darkness upon Calvary for three hours Matthew 27:45
79. Psa. 22:7 They shoot out the lip and shake the head Matthew 27:39-44
80. Psa. 22:8 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him" Matthew 27:43
81. Psa. 22:9-10 Born the Saviour Luke 2:7
82. Psa. 22:12-13 They seek His death John 19:6
83. Psa. 22:14 His blood poured out when they pierced His side John 19:34
84. Psa. 22:14, 15 Suffered agony on Calvary Mark 15:34-37
85. Psa. 22:15 He thirsted John 19:28
86. Psa. 22:16 They pierced His hands and His feet John 19:34, 37; 20:27
87. Psa. 22:17, 18 Stripped Him before the stares of men Luke 23:34, 35
88. Psa. 22:18 They parted His garments John 19:23, 24
89. Psa. 22:20, 21 He committed Himself to God Luke 23:46
90. Psa. 22:20, 21 Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel Hebrews 2:14
91. Psa. 22:22 His Resurrection declared John 20:17
92. Psa. 22:27-28 He shall be the governor of the nations Colossians 1:16
93. Psa. 22:31 "It is finished" John 19:30, Heb. 10:10, 12, 14, 18
94. Psa. 23:1 "I am the Good Shepherd" John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25
95. Psa. 24:3 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9
96. Psa. 30:3 His resurrection predicted Acts 2:32
97. Psa. 31:5 "Into thy hands I commit my spirit" Luke 23:46
98. Psa. 31:11 His acquaintances fled from Him Mark 14:50
99. Psa. 31:13 They took counsel to put Him to death Mt. 27:1, John 11:53
100. Psa. 31:14, 15 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver him" Matthew 27:43
101. Psa. 34:20 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
102. Psa. 35:11 False witnesses rose up against Him Matthew 26:59
103. Psa. 35:19 He was hated without a cause John 15:25
104. Psa. 38:11 His friends stood afar off Luke 23:49
105. Psa. 38:12 Enemies try to entangle Him by craft Mark 14:1, Mt. 22:15
106. Psa. 38:12-13 Silent before His accusers Matthew 27:12-14
107. Psa. 38:20 He went about doing good Acts 10:38
108. Psa. 40:2-5 The joy of His resurrection predicted John 20:20
109. Psa. 40:6-8 His delight-the will of the Father John 4:34, Heb. 10:5-10
110. Psa. 40:9 He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel Matthew 4:17
111. Psa. 40:14 Confronted by adversaries in the Garden John 18:4-6
112. Psa. 41:9 Betrayed by a familiar friend John 13:18
113. Psa. 45:2 Words of Grace come from His lips John 1:17, Luke 4:22
114. Psa. 45:6 To own the title, God or Elohim Hebrews 1:8
115. Psa. 45:7 A special anointing by the Holy Spirit Mt. 3:16; Heb. 1:9
116. Psa. 45:7, 8 Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed) Luke 2:11
117. Psa. 45:17 His name remembered forever Ephesians 1:20-21, Heb. 1:8
118. Psa. 55:12-14 Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy John 13:18
119. Psa. 55:15 Unrepentant death of the Betrayer Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
120. Psa. 68:18 To give gifts to men Ephesians 4:7-16
121. Psa. 68:18 Ascended into Heaven Luke 24:51
122. Psa. 69:4 Hated without a cause John 15:25
123. Psa. 69:8 A stranger to own brethren John 1:11; 7:5
124. Psa. 69:9 Zealous for the Lord's House John 2:17
125. Psa. 69:14-20 Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion Matthew 26:36-45
126. Psa. 69:20 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful." Matthew 26:38
127. Psa. 69:21 Given vinegar in thirst Matthew 27:34
128. Psa. 69:26 The Saviour given and smitten by God John 17:4; 18:11
129. Psa. 72:10, 11 Great persons were to visit Him Matthew 2:1-11
130. Psa. 72:16 The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground John 12:24-25
131. Psa. 72:17 Belief on His name will produce offspring John 1:12, 13
132. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall be blessed by Him Galatians 3:8
133. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall call Him blessed John 12:13, Rev. 5:8-12
134. Psa. 78:1-2 He would teach in parables Matthew 13:34-35
135. Psa. 78:2 To speak the Wisdom of God with authority Matthew 7:29
136. Psa. 80:17 The Man of God's right hand Mark 14:61-62
137. Psa. 88 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary Matthew 27:26-50
138. Psa. 88:8 They stood afar off and watched Luke 23:49
139. Psa. 89:9 He calms the wind and the sea Matthew 8:26
140. Psa. 89:27 Firstborn Colossians 1:15, 18
141. Psa. 89:27 Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings Luke 1:32, 33
142. Psa. 89:35-37 David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever Luke 1:32, 33
143. Psa. 89:36-37 His character-Faithfulness Revelation 1:5; 19:11
144. Psa. 90:2 He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2) John 1:1
145. Psa. 91:11, 12 Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ Luke 4:10, 11
146. Psa. 97:9 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20
147. Psa. 100:5 His character-Goodness Matthew 19:16, 17
148. Psa. 102:1-11 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary John 19:16-30
149. Psa. 102:25-27 Messiah is the Preexistent Son Hebrews 1:10-12
150. Psa. 109:25 Ridiculed Matthew 27:39
151. Psa. 110:1 Son of David Matthew 22:42-43
152. Psa. 110:1 To ascend to the right-hand of the Father Mark 16:19
153. Psa. 110:1 David's son called Lord Matthew 22:44, 45
154. Psa. 110:4 A priest after Melchizedek's order Hebrews 6:20
155. Psa. 112:4 His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al Matthew 9:36
156. Psa. 118:17, 18 Messiah's Resurrection assured Luke 24:5-7; 1Cor. 15:20
157. Psa. 118:22, 23 The rejected stone is Head of the corner Matthew 21:42, 43
158. Psa. 118:26 The Blessed One presented to Israel Matthew 21:9
159. Psa. 118:26 To come while Temple standing Matthew 21:12-15
160. Psa. 132:11 The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body) Luke 1:32, Act 2:30
161. Psa. 129:3 He was scourged Matthew 27:26
162. Psa. 138:1-6 The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings Matthew 2:2-6
163. Psa. 147:3, 6 The earthly ministry of Christ described Luke 4:18
164. Prov. 1:23 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7
165. Prov. 8:23 Foreordained from everlasting Rev. 13:8, 1Peter 1:19-20
166. Song. 5:16 The altogether lovely One John 1:17
167. Isa. 2:3 He shall teach all nations John 4:25
168. Isa. 2:4 He shall judge among the nations John 5:22
169. Isa. 6:1 When Isaiah saw His glory John 12:40-41
170. Isa. 6:8 The One Sent by God John 12:38-45
171. Isa. 6:9-10 Parables fall on deaf ears Matthew 13:13-15
172. Isa. 6:9-12 Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words Acts 28:23-29
173. Isa. 7:14 To be born of a virgin Luke 1:35
174. Isa. 7:14 To be Emmanuel-God with us Matthew 1:18-23, 1Tim. 3:16
175. Isa. 8:8 Called Emmanuel Matthew 1:23
176. Isa. 8:14 A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense 1Peter 2:8
177. Isa. 9:1, 2 His ministry to begin in Galilee Matthew 4:12-17
178. Isa. 9:6 A child born-Humanity Luke 1:31
179. Isa. 9:6 A Son given-Deity Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1Tim. 3:16
180. Isa. 9:6 Declared to be the Son of God with power Romans 1:3, 4
181. Isa. 9:6 The Wonderful One, Peleh Luke 4:22
182. Isa. 9:6 The Counsellor, Yaatz Matthew 13:54
183. Isa. 9:6 The Mighty God, El Gibor 1Cor. 1:24, Titus 2:13
184. Isa. 9:6 The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth John 8:58; 10:30
185. Isa. 9:6 The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom John 16:33
186. Isa. 9:7 Inherits the throne of David Luke 1:32
187. Isa. 9:7 His Character-Just John 5:30
188. Isa. 9:7 No end to his Government, Throne, and kingdom Luke 1:33
189. Isa. 11:1 Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer Matthew 2:23
190. Isa. 11:1 A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse Luke 3:23, 32
191. Isa. 11:2 Anointed One by the Spirit Matthew 3:16, 17, Acts 10:38
192. Isa. 11:2 His Character-Wisdom, Knowledge, et al Colossians 2:3
193. Isa. 11:3 He would know their thoughts Luke 6:8, John 2:25
194. Isa. 11:4 Judge in righteousness Acts 17:31
195. Isa. 11:4 Judges with the sword of His mouth Rev. 2:16; 19:11, 15
196. Isa. 11:5 Character: Righteous & Faithful Rev. 19:11
197. Isa. 11:10 The Gentiles seek Him John 12:18-21
198. Isa. 12:2 Called Jesus-Yeshua Matthew 1:21
199. Isa. 22:22 The One given all authority to govern Revelation 3:7
200. Isa. 25:8 The Resurrection predicted 1Corinthians 15:54
201. Isa. 26:19 His power of Resurrection predicted Matthew 27:50-54
202. Isa. 28:16 The Messiah is the precious corner stone Acts 4:11, 12
203. Isa. 28:16 The Sure Foundation 1Corinthians 3:11, Mt. 16:18
204. Isa. 29:13 He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word Matthew 15:7-9
205. Isa. 29:14 The wise are confounded by the Word 1Corinthians 1:18-31
206. Isa. 32:2 A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place Matthew 23:37
207. Isa. 35:4 He will come and save you Matthew 1:21
208. Isa. 35:5-6 To have a ministry of miracles Matthew 11:2-6
209. Isa. 40:3, 4 Preceded by forerunner John 1:23
210. Isa. 40:9 "Behold your God." John 1:36; 19:14
211. Isa. 40:10. He will come to reward Revelation 22:12
212. Isa. 40:11 A shepherd-compassionate life-giver John 10:10-18
213. Isa. 42:1-4 The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer Matthew 12:18-21
214. Isa. 42:2 Meek and lowly Matthew 11:28-30
215. Isa. 42:3 He brings hope for the hopeless Mt. 12:14-21; John 4:1-54
216. Isa. 42:4 The nations shall wait on His teachings John 12:20-26
217. Isa. 42:6 The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles Luke 2:32
218. Isa. 42:1, 6 His is a worldwide compassion Matthew 28:19, 20
219. Isa. 42:7 Blind eyes opened. John 9:25-38
220. Isa. 43:11 He is the only Saviour. Acts 4:12
221. Isa. 44:3 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7, 13
222. Isa. 45:21-25 He is Lord and Saviour Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13
223. Isa. 45:23 He will be the Judge John 5:22; Romans 14:11
224. Isa. 46:9, 10 Declares things not yet done John 13:19
225. Isa. 48:12 The First and the Last John 1:30, Revelation 1:8, 17
226. Isa. 48:16, 17 He came as a Teacher John 3:2
227. Isa. 49:1 Called from the womb-His humanity Matthew 1:18
228. Isa. 49:5 A Servant from the womb. Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7
229. Isa. 49:6 He will restore Israel Acts 3:19-21; 15:16-17
230. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation for Israel Luke 2:29-32
231. Isa. 49:6 He is the Light of the Gentiles John 8:12, Acts 13:47
232. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth Acts 15:7-18
233. Isa. 49:7 He is despised of the Nation John 1:11; 8:48-49; 19:14-15
234. Isa. 50:3 Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation Luke 23:44, 45
235. Isa. 50:4 He is a learned counselor for the weary Matthew 7:29; 11:28, 29
236. Isa. 50:5 The Servant bound willingly to obedience Matthew 26:39
237. Isa. 50:6 "I gave my back to the smiters." Matthew 27:26
238. Isa. 50:6 He was smitten on the cheeks Matthew 26:67
239. Isa. 50:6 He was spat upon Matthew 27:30
240. Isa. 52:7 Published good tidings upon mountains Matthew 5:12; 15:29; 28:16
241. Isa. 52:13 The Servant exalted Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22, Php. 2:5-9
242. Isa. 52:14 The Servant shockingly abused Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
243. Isa. 52:15 Nations startled by message of the Servant Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
244. Isa. 52:15 His blood shed sprinkles nations Hebrews 9:13-14, Rev. 1:5
245. Isa. 53:1 His people would not believe Him John 12:37-38
246. Isa. 53:2 Appearance of an ordinary man Philippians 2:6-8
247. Isa. 53:3 Despised Luke 4:28-29
248. Isa. 53:3 Rejected Matthew 27:21-23
249. Isa. 53:3 Great sorrow and grief Matthew 26:37-38, Luke 19:41, Heb. 4:15
250. Isa. 53:3 Men hide from being associated with Him Mark 14:50-52
251. Isa. 53:4 He would have a healing ministry Matthew 8:16-17
252. Isa. 53:4 Thought to be cursed by God Matthew 26:66; 27:41-43
253. Isa. 53:5 Bears penalty for mankind's iniquities 2Cor. 5:21, Heb. 2:9
254. Isa. 53:5 His sacrifice provides peace between man and God Colossians 1:20
255. Isa. 53:5 His sacrifice would heal man of sin 1Peter 2:24
256. Isa. 53:6 He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind 1John 2:2; 4:10
257. Isa. 53:6 God's will that He bear sin for all mankind Galatians 1:4
258. Isa. 53:7 Oppressed and afflicted Matthew 27:27-31
259. Isa. 53:7 Silent before his accusers Matthew 27:12-14
260. Isa. 53:7 Sacrificial lamb John 1:29, 1Peter 1:18-19
261. Isa. 53:8 Confined and persecuted Matthew 26:47-75; 27:1-31
262. Isa. 53:8 He would be judged John 18:13-22
263. Isa. 53:8 Killed Matthew 27:35
264. Isa. 53:8 Dies for the sins of the world 1John 2:2
265. Isa. 53:9 Buried in a rich man's grave Matthew 27:57
266. Isa. 53:9 Innocent and had done no violence Luke 23:41, John 18:38
267. Isa. 53:9 No deceit in his mouth 1Peter 2:22
268. Isa. 53:10 God's will that He die for mankind John 18:11
269. Isa. 53:10 An offering for sin Matthew 20:28, Galatians 3:13
270. Isa. 53:10 Resurrected and live forever Romans 6:9
271. Isa. 53:10 He would prosper John 17:1-5
272. Isa. 53:11 God fully satisfied with His suffering John 12:27
273. Isa. 53:11 God's servant would justify man Romans 5:8-9, 18-19
274. Isa. 53:11 The sin-bearer for all mankind Hebrews 9:28
275. Isa. 53:12 Exalted by God because of his sacrifice Matthew 28:18
276. Isa. 53:12 He would give up his life to save mankind Luke 23:46
277. Isa. 53:12 Numbered with the transgressors Mark 15:27-28; Luke 22:37
278. Isa. 53:12 Sin-bearer for all mankind 1Peter 2:24
279. Isa. 53:12 Intercede to God in behalf of mankind Luke 23:34, Rom. 8:34
280. Isa. 55:3 Resurrected by God Acts 13:34
281. Isa. 55:4 A witness John 18:37
282. Isa. 55:4 He is a leader and commander Hebrews 2:10
283. Isa. 55:5 God would glorify Him Acts 3:13
284. Isa. 59:16 Intercessor between man and God Matthew 10:32
285. Isa. 59:16 He would come to provide salvation John 6:40
286. Isa. 59:20 He would come to Zion as their Redeemer Luke 2:38
287. Isa. 60:1-3 He would shew light to the Gentiles Acts 26:23
288. Isa. 61:1 The Spirit of God upon him Matthew 3:16-17
289. Isa. 61:1 The Messiah would preach the good news Luke 4:16-21
290. Isa. 61:1 Provide freedom from the bondage of sin John 8:31-36
291. Isa. 61:1-2 Proclaim a period of grace Galatians 4:4-5
292. Jer. 11:21 Conspiracy to kill Jesus John 7:1, Matthew 21:38
293. Jer. 23:5-6 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
294. Jer. 23:5-6 The Messiah would be both God and Man John 13:13, 1Ti 3:16
295. Jer. 31:22 Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-20
296. Jer. 31:31 The Messiah would be the new covenant Matthew 26:28
297. Jer. 33:14-15 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
298. Eze.34:23-24 Descendant of David Matthew 1:1
299. Eze.37:24-25 Descendant of David Luke 1:31-33
300. Dan. 2:44-45 The Stone that shall break the kingdoms Matthew 21:44
301. Dan. 7:13-14 He would ascend into heaven Acts 1:9-11
302. Dan. 7:13-14 Highly exalted Ephesians 1:20-22
303. Dan. 7:13-14 His dominion would be everlasting Luke 1:31-33
304. Dan. 9:24 To make an end to sins Galatians 1:3-5
305. Dan. 9:24 To make reconciliation for iniquity Romans 5:10, 2Cor. 5:18-21
306. Dan. 9:24 He would be holy Luke 1:35
307. Dan. 9:25 His announcement John 12:12-13
308. Dan. 9:26 Cut off Matthew 16:21; 21:38-39
309. Dan. 9:26 Die for the sins of the world Hebrews 2:9
310. Dan. 9:26 Killed before the destruction of the temple Matthew 27:50-51
311. Dan. 10:5-6 Messiah in a glorified state Revelation 1:13-16
312. Hos. 11:1 He would be called out of Egypt Matthew 2:15
313. Hos. 13:14 He would defeat death 1Corinthians 15:55-57
314. Joel 2:32 Offer salvation to all mankind Romans 10:9-13
315. Jonah 1:17 Death and resurrection of Christ Matthew 12:40; 16:4
316. Mic. 5:2 Born in Bethlehem Matthew 2:1-6
317. Mic. 5:2 Ruler in Israel Luke 1:33
318. Mic. 5:2 From everlasting John 8:58
319. Hag. 2:6-9 He would visit the second Temple Luke 2:27-32
320. Hag. 2:23 Descendant of Zerubbabel Luke 2:27-32
321. Zech. 3:8 God's servant John 17:4
322. Zech. 6:12-13 Priest and King Hebrews 8:1
323. Zech. 9:9 Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem Matthew 21:8-10
324. Zech. 9:9 Beheld as King John 12:12-13
325. Zech. 9:9 The Messiah would be just John 5:30
326. Zech. 9:9 The Messiah would bring salvation Luke 19:10
327. Zech. 9:9 The Messiah would be humble Matthew 11:29
328. Zech. 9:9 Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey Matthew 21:6-9
329. Zech. 10:4 The cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
330. Zech. 11:4-6 At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders Matthew 23:1-4
331. Zech. 11:4-6 Rejection causes God to remove His protection Luke 19:41-44
332. Zech. 11:4-6 Rejected in favor of another king John 19:13-15
333. Zech. 11:7 Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant Matthew 9:35-36
334. Zech. 11:8 Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them Matthew 23:33
335. Zech. 11:8 Despised Matthew 27:20
336. Zech. 11:9 Stops ministering to those who rejected Him Matthew 13:10-11
337. Zech. 11:10-11 Rejection causes God to remove protection Luke 19:41-44
338. Zech. 11:10-11 The Messiah would be God John 14:7
339. Zech. 11:12-13 Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:14-15
340. Zech. 11:12-13 Rejected Matthew 26:14-15
341. Zech. 11:12-13 Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord Matthew 27:3-5
342. Zech. 11:12-13 The Messiah would be God John 12:45
343. Zech. 12:10 The Messiah's body would be pierced John 19:34-37
344. Zech. 12:10 The Messiah would be both God and man John 10:30
345. Zech. 12:10 The Messiah would be rejected John 1:11
346. Zech. 13:7 God's will He die for mankind John 18:11
347. Zech. 13: A violent death Mark 14:27
348. Zech. 13:7 Both God and man John 14:9
349. Zech. 13:7 Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him Matthew 26:31-56
350. Zech. 14:4 He would return to the Mt. of Olives Acts 1:11-12
351. Mal. 3:1 Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah Mark 1:1-8
352. Mal. 3:1 Sudden appearance at the temple Mark 11:15-16
353. Mal. 3:1 Messenger of the new covenant Luke 4:43
354. Mal. 3:6 The God who changes not Hebrews 13:8
355. Mal. 4:5 Forerunner in spirit of Elijah Mt. 3:1-3; 11:10-14; 17:11-13
356. Mal. 4:6 Forerunner would turn many to righteousness Luke 1:16-17
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"And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
Some would not consider this to be an illustration of the ascension of Christ, and perhaps, rightly so. It may illustrate more rightly, the pre-trib rapture of the church. The Bible, speaking of types and shadows in the Old Testament now clearly revealed in the New, are not a few. The Bible tells us, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples (Gr. tupos): and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1 Corinthians 10:11) Hebrews 11:5 states concerning Enoch, "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." As for Christ, we are told, "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him." (Romans 6:9) Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Death is no longer able to touch Him, as He is "alive for evermore" (Revelaiton 1:18). And after He was seen of many witnesses we are told He was "taken up ... into heaven" (Acts 1:11). So we believe that the arguement can be made, that, if Enoch illustrates the pre-trib rapture of the siants, the only reason they are able to be raptured, is that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again, and "ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things" (Ephesians 4:10). Jesus said, "because I live, ye shall live also" (John 14:9). "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." (1 John 4:9). We only live because Christ lives. He is the first cause of all things, and so too, the ressurection from the dead, as He said, "I am the ressurection, and the life" (John 11:12), and our ascension into heaven, for He "ascended on high [and] led captivity captive" (Psalm 68:18).
"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19)
"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." (Revelation 12:5)
"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:26-27)
It is clear that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, was born of the line of Shem. The question is whether or not this was foretold in Genesis 9:26-27. We are told that "he shall dwell in the tents of Shem". Does the "he" refer to God or Japheth? It is noted that God's spiritual blessings would fall primarily on Shem whose God is Jehovah. And if the "he" be Japheth, from whom the Gentiles descended, I think that this would imply that Japheth would come to share in the spiritual blessings and fellowship of Shem. This would be totally in agreement with the Scriptures for the Gentiles did recieve light and blessings through the descendant of Shem, and the promised Seed, namely Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, if the "he" be God, and it be He who would shine through and tabernacle with Shem, even until the fulness of time when God sent forth His Son, the true Light of the world, when the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabenacled) among us, this also would be in agreement with the Scripture.
"And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli... Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Shem..." (Luke 3:23-36)
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:10)
The Seed was first mentioned in Genesis 3:15, then confirmed to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Now it is confirmed to Judah. The leadership, according to Jacob, was to go to Judah, but this did not happen for over six hundred years. Moses came from Levi, Joshua from Ephraim, Gideon from Manasseh, Samson from Dan, Samuel from Ephraim and Saul from Benjamin. But when David finally became king, Judah became the dominant tribe from that time on. Judah held the sceptre and did not relinquish it until after Shiloh came.
There were many prophecies in the OT pertaining to the coming Christ. "there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel... Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion" (Numbers 24:17, 19) and again, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2) This led the wise men of the east to come to Jerusalem saying, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2) From this they knew that out of Bethlehem, from the tribe of Judah, "shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." (v. 6)
In that day, genealogical records were readily available in the Temple. But after the Messiah died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our justification, in AD 70, the temple was destroyed with all its genealogical records. The Jews were then scattered to the nations of the world, so we could truly say from that time, the Sceptre departed from Judah, for with no certainty can any Jew prove he is from the tribe of Judah. So with this certainty, we knew that Shiloh has come, for He is the "Lion of the tribe of Judah".
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:1-7)
"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law" (Galatians 4:4).
"But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered." (Jeremiah 11:19)
Not many commentators apply this verse in Jeremiah to Christ. Most apply it to Jeremiah, and indeed the people of apostate Israel and Judah at that time were speaking that to him. Nevertheless, what many have forgotten, is that many of the prophets, in one form or another of their ministry, exemplified in his own person some one feature or more in the manifold attributes and sufferings of the Messiah to come, and so that which applied to them, was in fact being spoken also of Christ.
And this is not hard to discern as this was also clearly spoken of the Messiah in Isaiah 53, that He "was cut off out of the land of the living", and ever so clearly in Daniel 9:27, that at the appointed time "shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself", no, not for Himself, but "for the transgression of my people was he stricken" (Isaiah 53:8).
Furthermore, this being conspired in the minds of the detractors, "that his name be no more remembered", would certainly remind us of Psalm 83, where it is written, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance." Here speaking of Israel, but once again, typified as Christ (Ex. 4:22, Hosea 11:1, Mt. 2:15) whom is identified as Israel, my firstborn Son whom He called out of Egypt, whom through the loins of Israel He was to come as the promised Seed of Abraham.
And Christ, foreknowing all things prophesied of this also saying, "the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again" (Mark 8:31). And again, "they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again." (Mark 10:34) And this being in their mind, we are told, "the Jews sought to kill him" (John 7:1), the Prince of life. And for what purpose? Even the ignorant Caiaphas prophesied that, "it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people" (John 11:50). And so, Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures. Hallelujah!
There are so many riches and treasures and wonders hidden in the Scriptures that they are just too wonderful for me.
"...the Jews sought to kill him." (John 7:1)
"...come, let us kill him..." (Matthew 21:38)


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Stever – LA
October 23, 2019 - 15:16

111 -1111 seen 5x plus "everyday" for the last 5 months non-stop any insight??

Yosi – Israel
October 17, 2019 - 13:09

Not a single entry on this list is about Jesus . It truly makes me wonder if you have ever read these texts in their original Hebrew or, indeed, if you've ever taken anything other than a spurious look at the majority of the references on this list. I will use this for future reference. Thank you for posting.

G-d Bless,

Yosi

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stever – LA
October 17, 2019 - 17:04

Yahshua HaMashiach is coming don't get caught in the snare nothing new under the sun days of Noah are happening the veil is breaking cern hadron collider is powered up & opening portals the vaticans largest altar has shadow art integrated a sheeps head in the structure plus a telescope named lucifer on mt brewer has it's all seeing eye focused on planet x the son of perdition is set for his grand illusion appearance are you ready many are chosen only few are selected non soiled garment be blameless for the Prince of Peace can you see will you hear this message do your research stay vigilant cya soon

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Noel
October 18, 2019 - 10:17

Yosi, although you may not recognize it, you are a direct fulfillment of Bible prophecy. (Romans 11:25-28; 10:1-3)

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Paul – Wendell, NC
October 18, 2019 - 13:49

Noel,

So. Considering Romans was written by an admitted lair, why should anyone believe it. Yes Paul is an admitted lair, Romans 3:7.

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Noel
October 18, 2019 - 20:00

Paul Paul, don't you have anything else to say? We already answered your false claims on March 23, 2018. Was Isaiah also a liar? (Isaiah 6:9-10; 29:10, 14; 49:19-20; 66:4) How about Ezekiel? (Ezekiel 12:2; 3:7) And Jeremiah? (Jeremiah 5:21) And what about Moses? (Deuteronomy 29:4) And David (Psalm 81:11-12)? And Christ? (Matthew 13:14-15) No, the apostle Paul is only saying what all the prophets have said before. God sent His Salvation to Israel and they rejected Him. He is therefore now turned to the Gentiles, to be a Light to the nations while the kingdom of Israel is postponed. But the King of Israel is soon to return.

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Paul – Wendell, NC
October 19, 2019 - 03:45

Noel,

My claims are not false. You are interpreting the Tanakh the way you want to, so your story about Jesus makes sense, so you can sell it to people. No Paul is not saying that, he is admitting to using lies. It is as plain as the nose on your face, You have a problem with people calling you out like I have,

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Yosi – Israel
October 19, 2019 - 20:47

To Paul and all others who think that my statement that none of these 355 points are proof of Jesus.

Let's just take a look at the 1st "proof"; seed of a woman. Everyone who has ever existed was and is of the "seed of a woman." How can we proof this? Simple. Rebecca's family blessed her seed - זרעך - that they should be "thousands and myriads" using the exact same terminology as used here. Yes, this can apply to Jesus just like a blessing that all Eve's children should be human beings. To say that this is proof of anything is to nullify one's intellect (no offense intended) and I refuse to do that. So should anyone.

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Noel
October 20, 2019 - 10:24

Yosi, that is a good point. There is one thing however, you need to consider, and that is the context. Seed can be plural or singular. Let's look at that the verse you mentioned. "And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them." (Genesis 24:60) Would you say that "seed" in this context is singular or plural? Now how about Genesis 3:15, "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Here the "Seed" shall bruise the head of Satan, and Satan would bruise the heel of the Seed. Once you understand this properly, you will see that, right from the beginning, from the Fall of man, there was the promise of the coming Seed who through death might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the Devil. Sin, death and the curse entered the world by Adam which was all instigated by Satan when he deceived the woman. You can trace the "Seed" down through the Scriptures through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the tribe of Judah, King David, all the way down to Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, and rose from the dead according to the Scriptures, thereby destroying the works of the Devil and conquering our greatest enemy, which is death. When Christ was manifest and God introduced the "New Covenant" (Jeremiah 31:31-34) this became much clearer than isolating one text of the Bible.

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Noel
October 20, 2019 - 13:53

Paul, I will say the same thing to you as I did to Yosi. You need to keep things in context. Rather than picking one verse out of context and trying to make it say what you want it to say, try reading Romans chapters 2-6. Taking Scripture out of context will only keep the veil over your eyes. The point is, that the apostle Paul is no less a liar than you or I. He says, "let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4). He would not have an issue with you calling him a liar. He says, "for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Romans 2:9-12)

Consider Moses and David who wrote large portions of the Tanakh, should we reject everything they have said because they were both murderers and David an adulterer? There was only one who never told a lie, who was without sin, and therefore qualified to spill His blood to atone for your sin, and that was the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul was rebuking the self righteous Jews of his day who thought they could be justified by the Law of Moses. This was the theme that ran through all of the apostle Paul's writings.

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." (Galatians 2:16)

"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith" (Philippians 3:8)

"But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:4-7)

"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (2 Corinthians 5:19-21)

Righteousness is a gift that cannot be worked for. Righteousness can only received by faith in Christ Jesus. One day, the eyes of the Jews will be opened, "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Jeremiah 23:5-6)

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Yosi – Israel
October 21, 2019 - 23:43

Sorry Noel. It doesn't work like that. Your explanation is a gross violation of the Pshat vs. Drash rule.
Pshat is the simple meaning of the text. Drash is exegesis. They are both important; Pshat so that we know what the text says and Drash so that we can use the text to explain things. Pshat is limited to the text while Drash is not. It is typical for Drash to change the words of the bible, to have people live 1000 years, to change tenses, etc. Once you use Drash what you are saying becomes a TEACHING and not what the text says. This is why proof-texts like Isaiah 7:14, Zachariah 12:10, and Isaiah 53 fail so miserably. Adherence to the mode of thinking you present prevents you from ever seeing what the text actually says.

1st if all the verse is cherry picked and out of context. Don't verses 14 and 16 deserve to be considered or is just verse 15 the one we have to pay attention to? Of course context matters, context is king, as they say, but not to Drash. Again, another reason why Drash can not be brought as proof.

OK. So what I'm going to do is create my own Drash of verse 15 to show you how dangerous what you're doing can be:

Verse 15: And I shall place hatred between you and between the woman, and between your seed and between her seed. He will crush your head, and you will bite his heel."

I will assume that you believe that the serpent is Satan so who are Satan's seed? We'll refer to John 8:44 - Jesus is speaking - "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires."

From this we can learn that according to Christianity Satan is father of the Pharisees and Jesus and his followers are therefore forever commanded to hate the Jews (we are the descendants of the Pharisees) and to crush Jewish heads.

Now you may not agree with what I have just written, from your texts, but I DARE you to prove me wrong.

G-d Bless,

Yosi

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Noel
October 22, 2019 - 10:06

Yosi, I am afraid all you have done is propped up a "straw man" and that will not work. I do understand the difference between Peshat and Drash or exegesis and eisegesis and agree that the proper method of interpretation is the exegetical method, or what we could call, the literal method of interpretation. I know much of Christendom has chosen to follow Augustine's allegorical method of interpretation that has led to many false doctrines. Sadly much of Christendom has followed eisegesis in their method of study, such as the cult, Roman Catholicism, but also many Protestant sects, who believe the "church" is now "Israel" and that we are now in the kingdom, and that the promises of God to the physical descendants of Israel are now all transferred to the church. This heresy is called Replacement Theology and is totally false.

Nevertheless, some verses require interpretation, and in seeking out this great treasure that we have in the Scriptures, we must understand that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2) and the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), that we need to rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15), whereby we can discern between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1 John 4:6), and are encouraged to search the Scriptures daily whether these things be so (John 5:39, Acts 17:11).

As for Genesis 3:15, yes context is important, immediate context, and of course the broader context, chapter, the book, and the whole of God's Revelation. Now I understand that you do not believe that God has already introduced the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34) and that would put you at a disadvantage. However, God's revelation was progressive, for example, Abraham did not have the Law and the prophets or the Psalms, and so some of the earlier prophetic utterances can be clarified by looking further into the Revelation of God.

Now, you did not say if "Seed" in Genesis 3:15 is singular or plural. Take for example God's promise to Abraham. "That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice." (Genesis 22:17-18) No doubt the first two mentions of "seed" are plural, comparing it to the stars and the sand of the sea. Abraham would have many offspring which would also include Gentile nations, albeit, His covenant would be with Isaac. But then He says, "And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed". Now you may argue that the "seed" here is plural and that it is referring to Israel. And in one sense that is true, for God revealed His will through the Jewish nation and the the Messiah has come through the descendants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but ultimately the "Seed" in verse 18 is pointing to the Messiah, "The Seed" (singular) who would bless ALL nations. ALL nations would include the Jewish nation.

Now if one would interpret the seed of the serpent as strictly the Jews, as in your example, I would have to disagree. The reason being is that I see other Scriptures that would better explain this. When God spoke through the prophet Hosea He said, "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God." (Hosea 1:10) Surely we should understand that while one may be a physical descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not all are children of God. For example, all those who perished in the wilderness because they murmured against the Lord and did not believe. These were not the children of God, and neither the Gentiles, who for the most part worshiped devils and were without hope and the promises of God.

I think the bottom line is, God said through the prophet Isaiah, "Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour." (Isaiah 45:15) God knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts (Psalm 139:2, Jeremiah 17:10). His eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth searching for those hearts to whom He might reveal Himself (2 Chronicles 16:9). He says, "But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." (Deuteronomy 4:29) "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD..." (Jeremiah 29:13)

"And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him." (Isaiah 8:16)

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Yosi – Israel
October 22, 2019 - 11:07

Hi Noel but as soon as you say "Nevertheless, some verses require interpretation" you essentially invalidate the statement as proof.

The verse is out of context. It can be better understand in its context. You have provided Drash which is, by definition, not proof. While you are permitted to use this Drash to convince yourself and people who believe like you but belief is not proof.

As for zerah - seed. It is always plural. But even if you insist that it is singular because of the subsequent pronoun the identity of that seed is ambiguous; it could refer to anyone.

So this "proof" violates 3 of 4 possible violations; ambiguity, irrelevance, and context. I'll give you a pass on mistranslation only because the language is singular even though the natural context and common sense show otherwise.

G-d bless

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Noel
October 22, 2019 - 16:38

First a straw man, now a red herring. Yosi, interpretation is simply the action of explaining the meaning of something; to expound. This is not taking something from outside the Bible and interjecting it (eisegesis), it is using other Scripture to help in explaining the matter. It is used in teaching all the time, especially children. Under the New Covenant, we are told "that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." (2 Peter 1:20) You cannot take one passage and say it means this or that if it contradicts another portion of Scripture.

Tell me Yosi, in Genesis 4:25, how is "seed" plural? "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed (Heb. zehrah) instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." Even though the Cainites revealed the flowering of the Serpent's seed in the life of mankind, God was still maintaining the integrity of the promised Seed of the woman. Eve's proclamation, "another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew" indicates that Eve had faith that it was through this son that God's promises would eventually be fulfilled, when the age long battle would cease when the promised Seed crushes the head of the serpent.

And yes Yosi, as you said, the Seed "could refer to anyone", but in the line of Seth. I think at first Eve may have thought the promised Seed was Abel, but with his murder by Cain (who was of that wicked one 1 John 3:12), she saw Abel's replacement by Seth whose line would extend down through the annals of time to Christ, the woman's promised Seed (Galatians 4:4-5). It was then that men began "call upon the name of the LORD" (Genesis 4:26).

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)

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Yosef – Israel
October 23, 2019 - 00:03

Hi Noel,

If your interpretation fit with with the text in context you might have a point. The problem is that your interpretation, your drash, requires a huge leap of faith.

Let's look at 2 issues. 1st let's put the "singular - plural" point about zerah to rest. Zerah here is plural. The problem stems from the translators insistence that the word hu (for some reason I can't write Hebrew text here) can only be translated as "he," 3rd person singular. It can also be translated as "it" though. This is a perfectly reasonable translation of that word, one that we Hebrew readers understand as such. We take it a step further and take a word in English that is singular but implies multiplicity, how about the word "army?" When you speak of an army you use singular terminology but it remains a collection of people, not just one person. The army is the "it" in this phrase.

Now let's take a look at what hyper-literal-ism does to the passage; verses 14-17.

14 And the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed be you more than all the cattle and more than all the beasts of the field; you shall walk on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I shall place hatred between you and between the woman, and between your seed and between her seed. He will crush your head, and you will bite his heel."
16 To the woman He said, "I shall surely increase your sorrow and your pregnancy; in pain you shall bear children. And to your husband will be your desire, and he will rule over you."
17 And to man He said, "Because you listened to your wife, and you ate from the tree from which I commanded you saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed be the ground for your sake; with toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life.

The hyper-literalist will say that the word "He" in verse 15 can only be one person in particular. When this view is taken what meaning(s) does this cast on the passage:
* It means that only the serpent who enticed Eve will be cursed, not his descendants
* It means the the serpent, whom you say is Satan, will have seed.
* It means that the unidentified singular offspring of Eve who you say can only be Jesus will crush Satan's head and that Satan will bite Jesus' heal
* It means that only Eve will suffer pain of pregnancy and no other subsequent women.
* It means that only Eve will be ruled by Adam and no other subsequent women.
* And since the only MAN who ever ate from that tree was Adam, he will be the only one cursed "with toil shall you eat of it."

I sincerely hope that you do not espouse the same view you take of the clause in question in verse 15 and the rest of this passage. Not being able to see that this passage is an inclusive one; all snakes, all of Eve's children, all mankind, renders this passage meaningless to us. Semantic bedlam, beliefs, and dogma prove absolutely nothing...

G-d bless,

Yosi

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