Prophecy of the crucifixion in the Old Testament.

Crucifixion, prophecy fulfilled


Did you know that Jesus’ Crucifixion was a prophecy foretold and fulfilled? Jesus was born to die. He came to lay down His life for us, according to Prophecy. See more here Prophecy, a solid foundation.


It was about 1000 BC when King David wrote a psalm, a prophetic portrait of the cross. He foretold even small details about this event.

Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? I am despised of the people. 14All my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. They pierced my hands and my feet. 18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” 


Many years later, they crucified Jesus, piercing his Jesus hands and feet according to Prophecy. And Jesus said, “My God my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” 

Matthew 37:35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”


The prophet Isaiah wrote about the Crucifixion in about 800 BC, a heart-wrenching prophecy about this event.

Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected of men….. we esteemed him not. 5He was wounded for our transgressions…. bruised for our iniquities. 6All we like sheep have gone astray, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth.


To this day, the Prophecy of the Crucifixion touches the Jewish people like no other. There are many of these testimonies on One for Israel. See here One For Israel on YouTube.


God instituted the Passover for Israel as long back as Moses. Israel had to rehearse it every year. It marked this day on the calendar to prepare for the coming Crucifixion. 

Exodus 12:3 and 6. “On the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family. Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them.”


Passover Blood in Egypt Points to the Cross
Passover Blood in Egypt Points to the Cross



At the time, the Jewish people were working as enslaved people in Egypt. God was moving to bring them back to the promised land. So he sent various plagues to Egypt for the pharaoh to let them go. The tenth and last plague was the death of the firstborn in every household.

The Egyptians were in mayhem, but God told Israel what to do that they may live. Every family took for themselves a lamb without blemish. Four days later, they killed the lamb and painted the blood on the doorpost. That night the angel of death saw the blood and passed by. 

Exodus 12:29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt.


There was not a house in Egypt that was not touched by death, except for the homes where the blood was on the doorpost. Those escaped death.

This Passover lamb was the substitute for the Lamb of God, who one day would come, that we may live. Israel rehearsed it repeatedly, and still, they did not recognise the true Lamb of God.



On the 10th of Nisan, 33 AD, it was time to celebrate Passover. This time it was no rehearsal, but the Prophecy came into fulfilment.


The Jews brought their lambs into Jerusalem and inspected them for four days. Every little lamb had to be without any blemish, according to the laws of the Torah, given by God.

On the other side of Jerusalem, Jesus came riding a donkey into Jerusalem. He was the true Lamb of God. Pilate examined Jesus and found no blemish, but the Jews would not have Him. 

Luke 23:13-15 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man. I have examined him in your presence.”

1 Peter 1:19 the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish.


God allowed the religious leaders of the time to reject the Lamb of God. On the 14th of Nisan, four days later, they crucified Jesus Christ. They missed the Lamb of God and instead slain their substitute lambs. To this day, they are still using the substitute while waiting for the promised Messiah.


Around the year 500 BC, the prophet Zechariah wrote about the donkey. Not a negligible prophecy at all since a king on a donkey signed he was coming in peace.

Zechariah 9:9 “Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”


Jesus rode into Jerusalem many years later, and this Prophecy was fulfilled. 

John 12:14 “Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy.”



Jesus was not murdered because no one could take His life from Him. On the contrary, the plan always was for Jesus to be born as one of us and die for the world’s sins. 

1 Corinthians 2:8 “We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”


Jesus’ moment of victory was at the cross. This event divided time into BC and AD. See more How Many Pages is the Bible?

Even in death, He reigned and fulfilled Prophecy. 

Colossians 2:15 “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 




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