Messianic Prophecies - Isaiah


Isaiah 6:9-10 - Messiah will speak in parables

And he said, "Go, and say to this people: `Hear and hear, but do not understand; see and see, but do not perceive.' Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed." See Deuteronomy 31.20, Jeremiah 5.21,Matthew 13.14-15, Mark 4.12, Luke 8.10, John 12.40, Acts 28.26, and Romans 11.8.

Isaiah 7:14 - Messiah born of a virgin and is God incarnate

Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel, "God-with-us." See Matthew 1:23.

Isaiah 9:2-7 - Messiah is the Light of the world and a Righteous King

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. (see Mat 4:16, Luk 1:79, and Eph 5:8) Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased its joy; they rejoice before thee as with joy at the harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as on the day of Midian. For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. (see Mat 28:18, Luk 2:11, and 1Co 15:25)

Isaiah 28:16 - Messiah is the Cornerstone

therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: `He who believes will not be in haste.' See Matthew 12:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, Romans 9:33, Ephesians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:6.

Isaiah 40:1-10 - Another Voice Will Herald the Arrival of the Messiah

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

A voice says, "Cry!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people is grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!" Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. See Malachai 3:1, Malachai 4:5, Mathew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 3:4-6, and John 1:23.

Isaiah 40:11 - Messiah is the Good Shepherd

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. See Jeremiah 31:10, Ezekial 34:32, Micah 5:4, and John 10:11.

Isaiah 43:8,10-11- Blind receive sight, the deaf hear, Messiah is God in the flesh

Bring forth the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears!... Let all the nations gather together, and let the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to justify them, and let them hear and say, It is true. "You are my witnesses," says the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.

Isaiah 44:6-8 - There is but one true God

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: "I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it, let him declare and set it forth before me. Who has announced from of old the things to come? Let them tell us what is yet to be. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any." See 1 Samuel 2:2, 2 Samuel 22:32, Joel 2:27, Revelation 1:8,17, Revelation 22:13, and Revelation 26:11-12.

Isaiah 53:1-12 - Messiah is a Suffering Servant; buried in rich man's grave

Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? (See John 12:38, and Romans 10:16. )For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (See Hebrews 4:15, and John 1:10-11. )

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. (See 1 Peter 2:24-25, and Romans 4:25. ) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. (see Mat 26:63, 27:12-14, Act 8:32-33) By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (See Matthew 27:57-60, and 1 Peter 2:22)

Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand; he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. See Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:28, Luke 22:37, and 2 Corinthians 5:21.

Isaiah 49:6-7 - Messiah Also Comes for the Gentiles.

Indeed He says, 'It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.' " Thus says the LORD, The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, To Him whom man despises, To Him whom the nation abhors, To the Servant of rulers: "Kings shall see and arise, Princes also shall worship, Because of the LORD who is faithful, The Holy One of Israel; And He has chosen You." See Luke 2:32, John 3:17, Acts 13:47, and Galatians 3:14.

Isaiah 61:1-2 - Good tidings of salvation: Messiah frees the captives

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." See Psalm 147:3, Luke 4:16-21, Luke 7:22, and Acts 10:43.