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Bible lays smack down. New Testament Mathew 1-5 vs Old Testament

Reading through Mathew, its not hard to see some pretty significant writings, that make you think WHAT THE, thats HUGE!
Mathew is the first book of the new testament in the bible, the first book of the gospels, which is an eye witness account of Gods son Jesus living with us, on earth.

After the old testament was written, there was a whole 400 years (know as the intertesamenal period 433bc – 5bc) till Jesus came, and the 70 years after that till the new testament books started to be written. (so nearly 500 years apart)

Reading through the first 5 books of Mathew (1-5) you get prophesies fulfilled, that were written over 500 years ago! If the bible is made up and Jesus didn’t actually come, how does this happen??!

Lets dig into it and have a look.

The first chapter of Mathew is a genealogy of Jesus, very significant. You know how in some tv shows, you get a flash back of the previous episodes and what has happened so far? It’s kind of like that, its giving a recap of the family and historical line of whats happened so far in the Old Testament… and its now getting to the climax, Jesus is born.! The whole old testament points to Jesus and now he has come!

“17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.”

Then just before chapter 2 of Matthew, you are told that Jesus was born to mary, who was a virgin. Take note that Matthew who is giving the account makes note that she definitely was a virgin by noting it a second time in verse 25.

“25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.”
Now aprox 700 years before this, check out what Isiah, a major prophet said. 

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” – Immanuel means God with us.

This is HUGE! How could of this been predicted?? It could not of been a fluke…

Now moving on to chapter 2, Matthew tells us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Now looking at what God told Micah in Chapter 5, thats exactly what was said would happen! Boooom.

2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”  

3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor gives birth
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.  

4 He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.

Now further on in Mathew, Joseph is warned by an angel to goto Egypt as King Herrod was after Jesus. (Mathew 2:13) – Check out what Hosea 11 says.

“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.”

There it is again! So many references to Jesus and its all coming together. You can see how this book (and the rest of the BIBLE!, is such a huge deal!

Further on, digging deeper you can see more big verses that link back into the old testament such as Mathew 2:18, 23, 3:3 – You also have verses in Matthew that talk about events that are yet to come at the end of Jesus’ life.

Check out Mathew 3:11

11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
Then later in Acts 2, thats what happens!

“2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”


These prophesies continue to be fulfilled all over the place! I will post more soon :)


  • Have i missed any other HUGE references to old testament or significant parts in Mathew 1-5?
  • Why does Islam take Muhammad as more important than Jesus? The old testament is one of their holy books as well, but i see no mention of Muhammad being spoken or prophesied about. (maybe i could be wrong?)
  • Could it of been possible to read the old testament and then make up Matthew, fulfilling those prophesies? (I don’t think so! But maybe you have some thoughts?

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