Christ in the Psalms

After the Resurrection Jesus appears to the Disciples in Jerusalem
He said to them: "This is what I told you while I was still with you:
Everything must be fulfilled that is written in
the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
Luke 24: 44-45

Christ in the Psalms

Both the Jewish and Christian faiths have longed believed that many psalms referred as much to the promised Messiah as they did to events at that time. Because the Messiah was to be a descendant of David, it was expected that many of the royal psalms would apply to him. Christians noted how many of the passages seemed to describe in detail events from Christ's life and death. Jesus himself frequently quoted from Psalms. Almost everyting that happended at the crucifixion and most of Jesus words during his final hours are prophesied in Psalms.

The following is a list of the main references in Psalms pertaining to Christ.

The Messiah will be God's Son - Psalm 2:7
Hebrews 1: 5, 6

He will rise from the dead - Psalm 16:8-10
Luke 24:5-7

He will experience agony on the cross - Psalm 22: 1-21
Matthew 26,27

Evil men cast lots for his clothing - Psalm 22:18
Matthew 27:35, John 19: 23-24

He thirsts while on the cross - Pslam 22:15
John 19:28

He will declare God's name - Psalm 22:22
Hebrews 2:12

His bones will not be broken - Psalm 34:20
John 19:36,37

He came to do God's will - Psalm 40: 6-8
Hebrews 10: 5-7

His close friend would betray him - Psalm 41:9
Luke 22:48

His thorne will last forever - Psalm 45: 6-7
Hebrews 1: 8,9

He ascended into heaven - Pslam 68:18
Ephesians 4: 8-10

He is zealous for God - Pslam 69:9
John 2:17

He was offered vinegar for his thirst on the cross - Psalm 69:21
Matthew 27:48

He will be a descendant of David - Psalm 89: 3, 4, 35, 36
Luke 1:31-33

He will return to judge the world - Psalm 96:13
1 Thessalonians 1:10

He is David's son and David's Lord - Psalm 110:1
Matthew 22:44

He is the eternal priest-king - Psalm 110:4
Hebrews 6:20

He is rejected by many but accepted by God - Psalm 118:22
1 Peter 2: 7,8

NIV Life Application Study Bible page 923, Zondervan Press

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