Today I don’t have a key verse; rather, I’m jumping around to the key prophecies fulfilled by Jesus’ birth. There are many prophecies he fulfilled over the course of his life and death, but these are some of the big predictions of the circumstances surrounding his birth, many of which are quoted again in the gospel accounts in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2:
- Micah 5:2: He came out of Bethlehem
- Isaiah 7:14: He was born of a virgin
- Genesis 22:18: He was from the line of Abraham
- Numbers 24:17: He was descended from Jacob
- Hosea 11:1: He was called out of Egypt
- Jeremiah 31:15: Jewish children were slaughtered in an attempt to prevent him from surviving.
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