Christ's Suffering; A Study In Prophecy

"To Him give all the Prophets witness, that through His Name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins." —Acts 10:43

HIS PRICE GIVEN FOR THE POTTER'S FIELD

Prophecy — Zechariah 11:13 - B.C. 487. Cast it unto the potter; a goodly price that I was prized of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the POTTER in the house of the Lord.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:3, 7 A.D. 33. Judas brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders . . . and they brought with them the POTTERS field to bury strangers in.
 

SMITTEN ON THE CHEEK

Prophecy — Micah 5:1 -B.C. 710. They shall SMITE the Judge of Israel with a rod, upon the cheek.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:30 A.D. 33. And took the reed and SMOTE Him on the head.
 

SPIT UPON AND SCOURGED

Prophecy — Isaiah 50:6 B.C. 712. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and SPITTING.

Fulfillment — Mark 14:65 A.D. 33. And some began to SPIT on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him. John 19:1 A.D. 33. Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
 

NAILED TO THE CROSS

Prophecy — Psalm 22:16. They pierced my hands and my feet.

Fulfillment — John 19:18 A.D. 33. They crucified Him. John 20:25 A.D. 33 . . . in his hand the print of the nails.
 

FORSAKEN BY GOD

Prophecy Psalm 22:1. My God, my God, why has thou FORSAKEN me?

Fulfillment Matthew 27:46 A.D. 33. Jesus cried, My God, my God, why hast thou FORSAKEN me?
 

MOCKED

Prophecy —Psalm 22:7, 8. All they that see me laugh me to scorn, they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the Lord that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:39-44 A.D. 33. They that passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads . . . Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him with the scribes and elders, said, . . . He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him.
 

GALL AND VINEGAR GIVEN HIM TO DRINK

Prophecy —Psalm 69:21. They gave me also GALL for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me VINEGAR to drink.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:34 A.D. 33. They gave Him VINEGAR to drink mingled with GALL.
 

INTENSITY OF HIS SUFFERING

Prophecy — Psalm 22:14, 15. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Fulfillment — Luke 22:42, 44 A.D. 33. Father, if thou be willing remove this cup from me . . . And being in an agony, He prayed more earnestly and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
 

HIS SUFFERINGS BEING FOR OTHERS

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:4-6, 12 B.C. 712. Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows . . . He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Fulfillment — Matthew 20:28 A.D. 33. The Son of man came to give His life a ransom for many.
 

PATIENCE AND SILENCE UNDER SUFFERING

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:7 B.C. 710. Yet He opened not his mouth. As a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not his mouth.

Fulfillment — Matthew 26:63 A.D. 33. Jesus held His peace.

Matthew 27:12, 14 A.D. 33, "When He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing . . ."
 

HIS GARMENTS PARTED AND LOTS CAST FOR HIS VESTURE

Prophecy — Psalm 22:18. They part my GARMENTS among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:35 A.D. 33. And they crucified Him and parted His GARMENTS, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet.
 

NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:12 B.C. 712. He was numbered with the TRANSGRESSORS.

Fulfillment — Mark 15:27,28 A.D.33. And with Him they crucified two thieves.  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And He was numbered with the
TRANSGRESSORS.
 

INTERCESSION FOR HIS MURDERERS

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:12 B.C. 712. And made intercession for the ;,
transgressors.

Fulfillment — Luke 23:34 A.D. 33. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
 

HIS DEATH

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:12 B.C. 712. He hath poured out his soul unto death.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:50 A.D. 33. Jesus yielded up the ghost.
 

NOT A BONE OF HIM BROKEN

Prophecy — Exodus 12:46 B.C.1491. Neither shall ye break a BONE thereof.
Psalm 34:20. He keepeth all His bones; not one of them is broken.

Fulfillment — John 19:33, 37 A.D. 33. When they came to Jesus and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs. For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled . . . A BONE of Him shall not be broken.
 

PIERCED

Prophecy — Zechariah 12:10 B.C. 487. They shall look upon Me whom they have PIERCED.

Fulfillment — John 19:34, 37 A.D. 33. One of the soldiers with a spear
PIERCED His side . . . And again another Scripture saith, They shall look upon Him whom they pierced.
 

BURIED WITH THE RICH

Prophecy — Isaiah 53:9 B.C. 712. He made His grave with the RICH in His death.

Fulfillment — Matthew 27:57-60 A.D. 33. There came a RICH man named Joseph . . .  who went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus . . . . and laid it in His own tomb
 

HIS FLESH NOT SEEING CORRUPTION

Prophecy — Psalm 16:10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither will thou suffer shine Holy One to see CORRUPTION.

Fulfillment — Acts 2:31 A.D. 33. He seeing this before spake of the Resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither His flesh did see CORRUPTION.
 

HIS RESURRECTION

Prophecy — Psalm 16:10. Neither wilt thou suffer shine Holy One to see corruption.

Fulfillment — Luke 24:6, 31, 34 A.D. 33. He is not here, but is risen . . . And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight . . . the Lord is risen indeed.
 

HIS ASCENSION

Prophecy — Psalm 68:18. Thou hast ascended on high. Thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

Fulfillment — Luke 24:51 A.D. 33. While He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
 

SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD

Prophecy — Psalm 110:1. The Lord said unto my Lord, SIT thou at my right hand.

Fulfillment — Hebrews 1:3 A.D. 60. When He had purged our sins . . . sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
 

THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE OF THE CHURCH

Prophecy — Isaiah 28:16 B.C. 712. Behold, l lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious CORNERSTONE, a sure foundation.

Fulfillment — 1st Peter 2:5-7 A.D. 60. Ye are built up a spiritual house . . . It is contained in the Scripture, Behold, l lay in Zion a chief CORNERSTONE, elect, precious . . . the same is made the head of the corner.
 

THE CONVERSION OF THE GENTILES TO HIM

Prophecy — Isaiah 11:10 B.C. 713. There shall be a root of Jesse, to it shall the Gentiles seek; and his rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 42:1 B.C. 712. Behold my servant, He shall bring forth judgment to the GENTILES.

Fulfillment — Acts 10:45 A.D. 41. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles  also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
 

KING OF ZION

Prophecy — Psalm 2:6. I have set my KING upon my holy hill of Zion.

Fulfillment — John 18:33, 37 A.D. 33. Art thou the King of the Jews? . . . Thou sayest that I am a KING, to this end was I born.


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