The Suffering Messiah in Prophecies

By Daniel Scot Sept. 2008

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Sura 'Al-Fatihiah' (The Opening) 1:1-7

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment, You (alone) we worship; You (alone) we ask for help. Show us the straight path, The path of those whom You have favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Your anger nor of those who go astray.

Jesus said: "...and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Warning—This pamphlet contains words of the Qur'an in Arabic and English. Please use appropriately.




NOTE: Authoritative Islamic texts are the Qur'an and Hadith. Muslims believe that the Qur'an is the revealed word of Allah (verse numbers differ slightly in different versions). Sura always stands for a chapter in the Qur'an. Islamic belief is that Muhammad is the perfect example to be followed by all Muslims. Whatever he said, practiced or approved is called Hadith. There are six different sets of authentic ahadith (Hadiths): Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Sunnan Ibn Majah and Sunnan Nasa'i. This pamphlet is intended to show the teachings and examples of Muhammad, and is not intended to be offensive to Muslims; many Muslims may have little real knowledge of what their god, Allah and their prophet has said on this topic.

In the quest to know how we ought to live, we need to look carefully to see where God directs our attention.

The Scriptures record many hundreds of prophecies that point to Jesus [Isa]. Since the Qur'an records that Jesus told people to "fear Allah and obey Me" [Jesus] (Sura 43:63), and that in Sura 7:158, Muslims are told to believe in Jesus and His Scriptures [Torah and Gospels], it is important for Muslims to know what the prophets in the Torah said about Jesus. It is also important because Muhammad looked up to Jesus (the sinless one; Sura 19:19 and Bukhari, Vol. 4, Hadith No. 651-652).

So, What about Jesus in the Prophecies?

It was difficult for many Jews to accept Jesus as their promised Messiah. Some claimed he was Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets (Matt 16:14). Some tried to make Him king. Others said he was performing miracles with the help of Satan or that he was John the Baptist who has risen from dead. Some, however, acknowledged Jesus as whom he claimed to be - the promised Messiah.

Those who were earnestly seeking after God in the Jewish Torah recognized that the Messiah had two major, yet seemingly contradictory, roles. The first and foremost is the 'Suffering Messiah' and the other is the 'Ruling Kingly Messiah'. The way to the crown is through the cross. The Messiah being the Word of God is of

The O.T Prophecies about Jesus

The Prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament

He is descendant of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Judah,

Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 21:12; 26:4; 28:14; 49:8, 10.

Matthew 1:1-3; Luke 3:33-34; Acts 3:25; Roman 9:7; Galatians 3:16.

His virgin birth, Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:23

His birth in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2

Matthew 2:1-6

He came to do the will of the Father, Psalm 40:6-8

Hebrews 10:7; John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38, 40; 8:29;

12:49-50; 14:31; 15:10.

He will do miracles, Isaiah 35:5-6

Matthew 11:4-6; John 7:31; 15:24

Shall open the eyes of the blind Isaiah 42:7

Matthew 11:5

He stills the storm Psalm 65:7; 107:24-30

Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:35-41

Christ the light that shines in the darkness, Psalm 112:4

Luke 1:79

His ministries in Galilee Isaiah 9:1

The people who walk in darkness have seen great light Isaiah 9:2

Matthew 4:12-17

Luke 1:79

He shall speak in parables, Psalm 78:1-2

Matthew 13:3, 34-35; Mark 3:23; 4:2

He heals and forgives sins Psalm 103:3-4

Matthew 9:2-6; Mark 2:6-10; Luke 5:19-25; Eph 1:7

Even the suckling will give praise unto Him, Psalm 8:2

Matthew 21:16

He is the good Shepherd, Isaiah 40:11

John 10:11

Christ the Corner Stone, Isaiah 28:16

Matthew 21:42; I Pet 2:6-8

Christ was rejected as the corner stone, Psalm 118:22

They substitute His love with hate, Psalm 109:4-5

Matthew 21:42-43; Luke 20:17-19; I Peter 2:6-7;

Roman 9:33; Acts 4:11 John 1:11

The Gentiles (non-Jews) will seek Him, Isaiah 11:10

John 12:18-21

The Gentiles will believe on Him, Psalm 22:27;

Isaiah 65:1

Matthew 28:19; Philippians 2:10-11; Rom 10:20

A light to the Gentiles, Isaiah 49:6

Luke 2:32; Acts 26:17-18

The suffering of Christ on the cross Isaiah 52:13-14

Matthew 27:28-54; Philippians 2:6-11

Forsaken by His Disciples, Zechariah 13:7;

Matthew 26:31,56; Mark 14:50

False witnesses accuse Him, Psalm 27:12, 35:11

Matthew 26:62-63; 27:12-14

Betrayed by a friend, Psalm 41:9

Mark 14:10-11, 17-21, 43-46

Sold for 30 pieces of silver, Zechariah 11:12-13

Matthew 26:15; 27:3

Money thrown on the Temple floor, Zechariah 11:13

Matthew 27:5

Money to be returned for a potter's field

Zechariah 11:13

Matthew 27:3-10


The O.T Prophecies about Jesus


The Prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament

Smitten and spat upon, Isaiah 50:6

Matthew 26:67; Mark 14:65, 15:19; John 19:1-3

Crucified with sinners, Psalm 22:13-16;

Isaiah 53:1-12

Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27-28; Luke 23:33;

John 19:18

His hands and feet pierced, Psalm 22:16; also see Zechariah 12:10

John 19:37; also see Luke 23:33

His severe thirst but given vinegar to drink,

Psalm 69:3, 21

Matthew 27:48, 34

Casting lots for His garment, Psalm 22:18

John 19:23-24

His job/mission was completed, Psalm 22:31

John 19:30

He shall be cut off, but His death is not for Himself, Daniel 9:26

John 18:14; Matthew 27:50; II Corinthians 5:21

He poured out His soul unto death, Isaiah 53:12

John 10:15-18

His side pierced, Zechariah 12:10

John 19:34, 37; 20:25-27

None of His bones will be broken, Psalm 34:20

John 19:31, 36

Buried with rich, Isaiah 53:9

Matthew 27:57-60

His resurrection is predicted, Psalm 16:10;

Acts 2:26-32

John 20:17

His ascension is foretold, Psalm 68:1, 18

Luke 24:51; Ephesians 4:4,12

His millennium kingdom, Isaiah 11:1-9

Revelation 20:1-10; John 10:16;

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