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What scriptures were fulfilled by Jesus' betrayal in garden?

NKJV - 56 But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.

Matthew 26:56

NKJV - 56 But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Among the multiple Old Testament prophecies that pertain to the events surrounding Jesus' arrest, trial, and crucifixion, the ones that I find refer most closely to the arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane are:

Psalm 41:9 ("Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me."), referring to Judas' act of betrayal in leading the arresting party to Jesus, and which Jesus Himself had made specific reference to at the Last Supper (John 13:18);

Psalm 27:2 ("When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall."), referring to the manner in which members of the arresting party shrank backward and fell to the ground when Jesus stepped forward and identified Himself to them (as recounted in John 18:6); and 

Zechariah 13:7 (“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the Man that is My fellow,” saith the Lord of hosts. “Smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn Mine hand upon the little ones."), which prophesied the manner in which Jesus (who had referred to Himself as the Good Shepherd) would be arrested by armed men (although Jesus Himself was not armed, and also specifically rebuked Simon Peter for striking the servant of the High Priest with a sword during the arrest), and the way in which the apostles would desert Him following the arrest so that they themselves would not be taken into custody (even though they had all claimed only a few hours earlier that they would die with Him rather than deny or disown Him (Matthew 26:35)).

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Data Bill Gillan Father of 4 and have an amazing wife
I would like to add the following

Zechariah 11:12-13

And I said to them, “If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.” So they counted out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.

And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—this magnificent sum at which they valued me! So I took the thirty coins and threw them to the potter in the Temple of the Lord.

Zechariah probably prophesied this about 500 years before Jeusus came. 

In the New Testament we know that Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, when he realised what he had done he gave it back to the Chief Priests who could not put it back into the treasury as it was blood money. Some confusion arises here with the Potters field. That should not detract from Zechariah though. As it mentions the pieces of silver and the potters field.

Next we find the fulfilment of this prophesy (and many more in the Old Testament) that God had already set in place in Genesis.


Genesis 3:15

And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his 
heel.”

God already knew what would happen. Jesus would have to come. When Judas betrayed Jesus he was crucified, Satan bit him on the heel but when Jesus died and rose again, Jesus took his heal and firmly put it on Satans head. Satan has lost is power.

Prophesy fulfilled, price paid (though I must say the price that Jesus paid cannot be bought) 

Hope this helps.

January 02 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Kenneth Heck
There is a parallel between Christ's betrayal by Judas and David's betrayal by Ahithophel. Ahithophel was David's counseller, and his advice was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God (2 Sam 16:23). He joined in Absalom's rebellion and when he saw his advice was not taken, he hanged himself (2 Sam 17:23).

Both men, Judas and Ahithophel, were close associates of their leader, betrayed their leader, and killed themselves. Since Christ was by genealogy a son of David, and eligible for David's throne, it may be argued that the betrayal by a close associate could have been one of the obstacles for Christ to experience in gaining David's throne. It actually proved he was truly a son a David. (If you were a son of David, you would do the works of David, to paraphrase John 8:39).

January 03 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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