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The Prophecies of David

King David is most often thought of as a king, naturally, and as a courageous and brilliant military man. But David was also a musician and a composer. David played the harp and composed numerous of the psalms. A psaltery was a stringed musical instrument, a variety of harp or lyre, with ten strings. In English-language translations of the Scriptures, the "Psalms" take their name from psaltery. The related Greek word, pronounced psalmoi, means playing of harp strings.

"He hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm"

David's compositions were more than just common songs. They were always worshipful to The Lord, but sometimes also very prophetic of the coming Messiah, even startlingly so, as in this example from Psalm 22:16-18 where you witness Christ's crucifixion through Christ's own eyes: "For dogs have compassed Me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed Me: they pierced My hands and My feet. I may tell all My bones: they look and stare upon Me. They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture." (Psalm 22:16-18 KJV).

King David leading The Ark A few of the many other Messianic prophecies by David, with their corresponding references in the New Testament:

"The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee." (Psalm 2:7-9 KJV)

"He hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten thee." (Acts 13:33 KJV)

"Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." (Psalm 2:9 KJV)

"And He shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father." (Revelation 2:27 KJV)

"Thou hast given Him dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under His feet." (Psalm 8:6 KJV)

"Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet. For in that He put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him." (Hebrews 2:8 KJV)

"For Thou dost not give Me up to Sheol [see also Sheol and Hades], or let Thy Godly One see the Pit." (Psalm 16:10 KJV)

"Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption." (Acts 2:27 KJV)

"For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture." (Psalm 22:16-18 KJV)

"They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did." (John 19:25 KJV) [see also What Have We Done?]

"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" (Psalm 22:1 KJV)

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:46 KJV)

"Even My bosom friend in whom I trusted, who ate of My bread, has lifted his heel against Me." (Psalm 41:9 KJV)

"I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me." (John 13:18 KJV)

"For zeal for Thy house has consumed Me, and the insults of those who insult Thee have fallen on Me." (Psalm 69:9 KJV)

"And when He had made a scourge of small cords, He drove them all out of the Temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father's House an house of merchandise. And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up" (John 2:15-17 KJV)

"They gave Me poison for food, and for My thirst they gave Me Vinegar to drink." (Psalm 69:21 KJV)

"And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink." (Matthew 27:48 KJV)

"Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool." (Psalm 110:1 KJV)

"The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool" (Matthew 22:44 KJV)

"You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:4 KJV)

"For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec." (Hebrews 7:17 KJV)

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner." (Psalm 118:22 KJV)

"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?" (Matthew 21:42 KJV)

"Blessed be He who enters in the name of The Lord!" (Psalm 118:26 KJV)

"And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." (Matthew 21:9 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is the connection between Zion in the time of King David and the future Zion after Christ's return?
See Who, What or Where Is Zion?


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