Jesus' crucifixion fulfilled Old Testament predictions

A selection of Old Testament predictions that Jesus fulfilled in his crucifixion.

The Old Testament repeatedly foretells various aspects of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 22 v 16 to 18 predicts Matthew 27 v 35:

Psalms 22 verses 16 - 18

16 For dogs have surrounded me. 
A company of evildoers have enclosed me. 
They have pierced my hands and feet. 
17 I can count all of my bones. 
They look and stare at me. 
18 They divide my garments amongst them. 
They cast lots for my clothing. 

Matthew 27 verse 35

35 When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing amongst them, casting lots,

Psalm 69 v 21 predicts Matthew 27 v 48:

Psalms 69 verse 21

21 They also gave me poison for my food. 
In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink. 


Matthew 27 verse 48

48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.

Psalm 22 v 8 predicts Matthew 27 v 41 to 43:

Psalms 22 verse 8

8 “He trusts in the LORD. 
Let him deliver him. 
Let him rescue him, since he delights in him.” 

Matthew 27 verses 41 - 43

41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said, 42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”

Isaiah 53 v 9 predicts Matthew 27 v 57 to 60:

Isaiah 53 verse 9

9 They made his grave with the wicked, 
and with a rich man in his death, 
although he had done no violence, 
nor was any deceit in his mouth. 

Matthew 27 verses 57 - 60

57 When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus’ disciple came. 58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus’ body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up. 59 Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.

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