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New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition)


What Did the Bible Foretell About the Messiah?


“You, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, . . . from you will come out for me the one to be ruler in Israel.”

Micah 5:2


“After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, look! astrologers from the East came to Jerusalem.”

Matthew 2:1


“They divide my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.”

Psalm 22:18


“Now when the soldiers had nailed Jesus to the stake, they took his outer garments and divided them into four parts . . . But the inner garment was without a seam, being woven from top to bottom. So they said to one another: ‘Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots over it to decide whose it will be.’”

John 19:23, 24


“He is guarding all his bones; not one of them has been broken.”

Psalm 34:20


“On coming to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they did not break his legs.”

John 19:33


“He was pierced for our transgression.”

Isaiah 53:5


“One of the soldiers jabbed his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”

John 19:34


“They paid my wages, 30 pieces of silver.”

Zechariah 11:12, 13


“Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said: ‘What will you give me to betray him to you?’ They stipulated to him 30 silver pieces.”

Matthew 26:14, 15; 27:5