Psalm 22:16 For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;
Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded (pierced) for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Luke 23:33-34 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."
John 19:34 one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
- Ps 22:16 uses a word that means to "bore through" and Zech 12:10 speaks clearly of the Messiah being "pierced", and Isaiah 53:5 speaks of Him being "bruised and wounded, and given stripes".
- Ps 22 in general gives the imagery of Christ's crucifixion.
- Ps 22:16 Reveals that His hands and His feet would be "pierced" according to most New Testament scholars, although it is not convincing enough to some rabbis and Jewish scholars since the ancient Septuagint renders it "dug" like they dug my hands and my feet.
- This passage (Ps 22:16) has been corrupted by the Jews over the centuries more than any other because rendering it as any sort of piercing would be such a clear prediction of the death (crucifixion) of the Messiah.
- When Jesus cried "My God My God why have You forsaken Me" He was quoting from Psalm 22 because He had actually become a sin offering and bore sin at that moment on the cross.
- In Psalm 22:16 according to modern scholars the word kuwr properly means "to dig, to bore through, to pierce."
- The Septuagint renders it ooruxan "they dug." Same with the Massoretic Hebrew. The Latin Vulgate the same, "foderunt." whoich means to dig through.
- In Zech 12:10 there is a clear statement that the Yahweh Himself will be pierced.
- The Jewish Publication Society give this translation: "Like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet".
- Zech 12:10 points far into the future when the Messiah returns and the Jews will mourn over the fact that it was their Messiah whom they had pierced.
- To "mourn" does not simply mean to "cry" but it implies someone had died, in the Hebrew it is referencing the elder in the house, or first-born child had died. The Jews will see Yahweh their God, and mourn that they were the ones that murdered him.
- In Zech 12:10 when it says "They shall look upon me ... and they shall mourn for him" there is a clear example of the Trinity in the Old Testament.
- Modern Jewish scholars have made many attempts to avoid concluding that Zech 12:10 is referring to Yahweh-Messiah. They tried to alter the word "me" (eelay) into "him" (eelayw) but the fact remains that the ancient rabbi's interpreted it as "me" and considered it Messianic.
- The Hebrew word for "pierced is daaqaaruw and is always used of a literal piercing (also see Zech 13:3, where the same Hebrew verb is translated "shall thrust him through").
- According to Zech 12:10 the Jews will one day weep bitterly over Jesus.
- Isaiah 53:5 speaks very clearly of the Messiah being pierced (Heb. chaalal).
- He was wounded and bruised because of our sins.
- The stripes mentioned in Isaiah 53:5 speak of a beating (scourging).
- The emphasis in Is 53:5 is the fact that the Messiah will not be suffering for His own sins.
- In 1 Pet 2:25 Peter declared that by His stripes we are healed.
- John 19:37 - And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
- Revelation 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
- Luke 24:39 - Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 - And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them [his] hands and [his] feet.
Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with Shahar from Jerusalem
Table of Contents
Seed of the Woman
Seed of Abraham
Tribe of Judah
Star of Jacob
Seed of David
Prophet like Moses
Son of God
Resurrected from the Dead
Betrayed by a Friend
Ascend into Heaven
Priest like Melchizedek
Seated at God's Right Hand
Born of a Virgin
Minister in Galilee
Meek and Humble Man
Savior to the Gentiles
He will be Beaten
Establishes a New Covenant
Will have Two Missions
Will Perform Miracles
Will be Jehovah
Born in Bethlehem
Will Come to the Temple
Enter Jerusalem on Donkey
He will be Pierced
Forsaken by His Disciples
Victory over Death
Date of his Death Predicted
Isaiah 52:7 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Chart of Some Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament
Above is a list of some of the prophecies about the Jewish Messiah foretold by the ancient Hebrew prophets. Each section contains first the topic, then the Old Testament prediction, and the New Testament fulfillment. I have included some interesting notes at the bottom of each section PLUS some brief audio commentary by Shahar from Jerusalem, Israel. In the below section Shahar reads the prophecy in Hebrew and then elaborates on it according to the original language.
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Messianic Prophecy Series on Audio
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Would Establish a New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-33 - (MP3 File) - Transcribed
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