The promises and prophecies relating to the Messiah are numerous:
The intimation that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent's head (Genesis 3:14,15; Romans 16:20).
The promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 26:1-5; Genesis 28:10-15; Galatians 3:16; Hebrews 11:8,9);
the prediction of Jacob (Genesis 49:1,8-10; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 5:15);
the prophecy of Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Acts 3:22);
David's prediction of his resurrection (Psalms 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-28) and triumph (Psalms 110:1-4; Acts 2:34,35);
Isaiah predicted that he would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25), the greatness of his kingdom (Isaiah 9:6,7; Luke 1:32,33), his humiliation and sufferings (Isaiah 53:1-10; Acts 8:30-33), and his proclamation of the acceptable year of the Lord (Isaiah 51:14; Luke 4:14-21);
the prediction of his birth place (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6);
the prediction of his betrayal (Zechariah 11:10-14; Matthew 27:3-10.
Article adapted from the Condensed Biblical Encyclopedia (public domain), written in 1896 by Ashley S. Johnson, founder of