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"And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me." Luke 24:44




Psalms 1-21 Psalms 22-26 Psalms 27-77 Psalms 78-150

Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would be rejected by Gentiles. Psalm 2:1 Acts 4:25-28
Political and religious leaders would conspire against the Messiah. Psalm 2:2 Matthew 26:3-4
The Messiah would be a King. Psalm 2:6 John 12:12-13
The Messiah would be the Son of God. Psalm 2:7a Luke 1:31-35
The Messiah would declare that he was the Son of God. Psalm 2:7b John 9:35-37
The Messiah would be resurrected and crowned as King. Psalm 2:7c Acts 13:30-33
The Messiah would ask God for His inheritance. Psalm 2:8a John 17:4-24
The Messiah would receive authority over all. Psalm 2:8b Matthew 28:18
The Messiah would be the Son of God. Psalm 2:12a Matthew 17:5
The Messiah would reject those who did not believe in him. Psalm 2:12b John 3:36
Infants would give praise to the Messiah. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:15-16
The Messiah would be given authority over all things. Psalm 8:6 Matthew 28:18
The Messiah would be resurrected. Psalm 16:8-10a Matthew 28:6
The Messiah's body would not be subject to decay. Psalm 16:8-10b Acts 13:35-37
The Messiah would be exalted to the presence of God. Psalm 16:11 Acts 2:25-33
The Messiah would come for all people. Psalm 18:49 Ephesians 3:4-6

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The Messiah would be rejected by Gentiles.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:1
"WHY do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?"
Acts 4:25-28
" 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done."
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Luke 17:25

Political and religious leaders would conspire against the Messiah.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:2
"The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,"
Matthew 26:3-4
" 3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him."

Mark 3:6
"And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him."

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Matthew 12:14,  26:59,  27:1,  Mark 11:18,  Luke 6:11,  19:47,  22:4,  23:13-14,  24:19-20,  John 11:47-51,  Acts 4:25-28
Notes

The highest ruling body and court of justice of the Jews in Jesus' time were the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin included the Sadducees, sometimes referred to as "chief priests" and "elders," and the Pharisees, referred to as "scribes." These groups were both religious and political parties. The Sanhedrin were sometimes referred to as "rulers" as in Luke 24:20. Caiaphas and Annas were high priests of the Sanhedrin. Since the office of high priest was for life, many Jews still recognized Annas as the "official" high priest, even though the his son-in-law Caiaphas had been appointed to that position by the Romans. The Pharisees had significant influence and authority, as shown in John 7:45-49 and John 12:42. The Heriodians were Jews of high stature and authority who had allegiance to Greek customs and Romans law. The word "kings" from the Hebrew "melek" which means "king," can also refer to officials of many different levels. Like much of Psalm 2, this prophecy has multiple fulfillment - in Jesus' first coming, as well as his second.

The Messiah would be a King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:6
"Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion."
John 12:12-13
" 12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem," 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."

John 18:37
"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."

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Matthew 2:2,  27:11,  27:29,  27:37,  Mark 15:2,  15:9,  15:12,  15:26,  Luke 1:33,  19:37-38,  23:3,  23:38,  John 1:49,  18:39,  19:14,  19:19

The Messiah would be the Son of God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:7a
"I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."
Luke 1:31-35
" 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."

Matthew 3:16-17
" 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Hebrews 1:5-6
" 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."

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Matthew 8:29,  11:27,  14:33,  17:4-5,  Mark 1:1  9:7,  Luke 9:35,  John 1:34,  3:18,  5:23,  9:35,  10:36,  11:27,  12:28-30,  Acts 13:30-33,  Colossians 1:13  5:5,  2 Peter 1:17,  1 John 4:15,  5:20

The Messiah would declare that he was the Son of God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:7b
"I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."
John 9:35-37
" 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee."
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Matthew 7:21,  10:32,  16:17,  18:10,  18:19,  27:43,  John 5:18-20,  9:35,  10:36,  Revelation 3:5

The Messiah would be resurrected and crowned as King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:7c
"I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."
Acts 13:30-33
" 30But God raised him from the dead: 31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art Son, this day have I begotten thee."

Romans 1:3-4
" 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:"

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Colossians 1:18,  Revelation 1:5
Notes

The phrase "You are my Son" from II Samuel 7 was quoted as part of the coronation proceedings when a descendant of David was being enthroned as King in Jerusalem. Paul in Acts 13:30-33 references Psalm 2:7 as ultimately being fulfilled in Jesus' coronation as King after his resurrection.

The Messiah would ask God for His inheritance.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:8a
"Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession."
John 17:4-24
" 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. ... 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. ... 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world."
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The Messiah would receive authority over all.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:8b
"Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession."
Matthew 28:18
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

Hebrews 1:1-2
" 1 GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;"

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Philippians 2:9-11

The Messiah would be the Son of God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:12a
"Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."
Matthew 17:5
"While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."

John 5:23
"That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."

John 1:34
"And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God."

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Matthew 3:16,  8:29,  11:27,  14:33,  Mark 1:1  9:7,  Luke 1:31-35,  9:35,  John 3:18,  9:35,  10:36,  11:27,  12:28-30,  Acts 13:30-33,  Colossians 1:13  Hebrews 1:5,  5:5,  2 Peter 1:17,  1 John 4:15,  5:20

The Messiah would reject those who did not believe in him.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:12b
"Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."
John 3:36
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
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Matthew 10:32-33,  John 3:18,  5:23-24

Infants would give praise to the Messiah.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 8:2
"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger."
Matthew 21:15-16
" 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?"
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The Messiah would be given authority over all things.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 8:6
"Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:"
Matthew 28:18
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

Hebrews 2:8-9
" 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man."

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1 Corinthians 15:27,  Ephesians 1:20-22,  1 Peter 3:22
Notes

Man was created in the image of God to rule over His creation, but has fallen short due to sin. Ultimately, God's intentions are gloriously fulfilled in Jesus: Lord, and yet also a man, who restores us and willingly shares His throne (see Revelation 3:21) with all who accept Him as their Savior.

The Messiah would be resurrected.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 16:8-10a
" 8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 10 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope."
Matthew 28:6
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

Acts 2:25-32
" 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I forsaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses."

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Mark 16:6,  Luke 24:6,  Acts 13:35-37

The Messiah's body would not be subject to decay.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 16:8-10b
" 8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 10 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope."
Acts 13:35-37
" 35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption."
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Acts 2:25-32

The Messiah would be exalted to the presence of God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 16:11
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Acts 2:25-33
" 25 For David speaketh concerning him, ... 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. ... 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear."
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Matthew 22:43-46,  26:63-64,  Mark 14:62,  16:19,  Luke 22:67-70,  Acts 5:31,  Ephesians 1:20,  Colossians 3:1,  Hebrews 8:1,  1 Peter 3:22

The Messiah would come for all people.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 18:49
"Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name."
Ephesians 3:4-6
" 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:"
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Acts 3:24-26,  Acts 13:47-48,  Romans 5:18,  10:13,  15:8-9,  Galatians 3:14,  3:26-29,  1 Timothy 2:4-6,  Titus 2:11-12