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Isaiah 1-10 Isaiah 11 Isaiah 12-41 Isaiah 42-48
Isaiah 49 Isaiah 50-51 Isaiah 52-53 Isaiah 54-66

Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would come for all people. Isaiah 49:1a 1 Timothy 2:4-6
The Messiah would be called to God's service from the womb. Isaiah 49:1b Matthew 1:20-21
The Messiah would be called by his name before he was born. Isaiah 49:1c Luke 1:30-31
The MessiahÝs words would be as a sharp sword. Isaiah 49:2a Revelation 2:12-16
The Messiah would be protected by God. Isaiah 49:2b Matthew 2:13-15
The Messiah would be responsible for the judgement of mankind. Isaiah 49:2c John 5:22-29
The Messiah would be God's servant. Isaiah 49:3a John 17:4
The Messiah's work would glorify God. Isaiah 49:3b Matthew 15:30-31
The Messiah would be distressed over the Jews unbelief. Isaiah 49:4a Luke 19:41-42
The Messiah would be rejected by the Jews. Isaiah 49:4b John 5:43
The Messiah would be God's servant. Isaiah 49:5a John 6:38
The Messiah would come to bring Israel back to God. Isaiah 49:5b Matthew 15:24
The Messiah would be God's servant. Isaiah 49:6a John 12:49-50
The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles. Isaiah 49:6b Acts 13:47-48
The Messiah would be despised. Isaiah 49:7 John 10:20

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The Messiah would come for all people.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:1a
"LISTEN, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name."
1 Timothy 2:4-6
" 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."
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Acts 3:24-26,  13:47-48   Romans 5:18,  10:13,  15:8-9,  Galatians 3:14,  3:26-29,  Ephesians 3:4-6,  Titus 2:11-12

The Messiah would be called to God's service from the womb.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:1b
""LISTEN, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name."
Matthew 1:20-21
" 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
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Luke 1:30-33 

The Messiah would be called by his name before he was born.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:1c
"LISTEN, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name."
Luke 1:30-31
" 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS."
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Matthew 1:20-21,  Luke 2:21 

The Messiah's words would be as a sharp sword.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:2a
"And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;"
Revelation 2:12-16
" 12 ...These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; ... 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."

John 12:48
"He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."

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Luke 4:32,  John 7:45-46,  18:4-6,  Ephesians 6:17,  2 Thessalonians 2:8,  Hebrews 4:12,  Revelation 1:16,  19:15,  19:21

The Messiah would be protected by God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:2b
"And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;"
Matthew 2:13-15
" 13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son."
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Notes

Shadow is a word used to describe "protection." Here the Messiah is described as being in the protection of God's hand. For other examples of the word shadow being associated with protection, see Isaiah 30:3, Lamentations 4:20, and Psalm 91:1.

The Messiah would be responsible for the judgement of mankind.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:2c
"And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;"
John 5:22-29
" 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: ... 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. ... 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."
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Matthew 25:31-46,  Acts 10:42,  Romans 14:10,  2 Timothy 4:1,  1 Peter 4:5
Notes

Arrows are a metaphor for judgement against the wicked. Here the Messiah is described as a "polished arrow." For other examples of the word arrow being associated with judgement, see Numbers 24:8, Psalm 144:5-6, and Zechariah 9:14.

The Messiah would be God's servant.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:3a
"And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
John 17:4
"I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."
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John 4:34,  5:30,  6:38,  9:4,  12:49-50,  14:31
Notes

In Isaiah 49:3 Messiah is called "Israel" because He is the ultimate manifitsation of everything that Israel was meant to be, and in Him alone was God's will completely fulfilled.

The Messiah's work would glorify God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:3b
"And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
Matthew 15:30-31
"- 30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus feet; and he healed them: 31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel."
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Luke 7:16,  23:47,  John 13:31,  19:30

The Messiah would be distressed over the Jews unbelief.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:4a
"Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God."
Luke 19:41-42
" 41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace but now they are hid from thine eyes."
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Matthew 23:37-39,  John 1:11,  5:43,  Acts 7:51

The Messiah would be rejected by the Jews.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:4b
"Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God."
John 5:43
"I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not..."
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Matthew 13:53-58,  26:65,  27:21-23,  Mark 6:3,  12:10,  14:63,  15:9-15,  Luke 4:28-29,  17:25,  20:17,  23:18,  23:21,  John 1:11,  5:16,  5:37-40,  7:5,  7:47,  8:52,  10:33,  12:37-38,  15:24-25,  18:40,  19:6,  Acts 3:14-15, 4:10-12,  Romans 10:16,  10:21,  1 Peter 2:6-8
Notes

Isaiah 49:1-7 paints a picture of a dialog between Messiah and God. The scene depicted appears related to the time frame near the end of Jesus' ministry at His first coming. The disappointment expressed by Messiah in Isaiah 49:4 is in regard to His rejection by the Jewish people. While both the Jewish people and the Gentiles rejected Jesus, it is of the nation of Israel that the Messiah speaks of here. The Messiah's mission was to "restore Israel," to bring them back to God. In Matthew 15:24 Jesus says, "... I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." It was Israel that was God's chosen people, and it was Israel that desperately yearned for their ultimate deliverer, the Messiah. Even though Messiah was also to be a "light to the Gentiles," it Abraham that God chose and it was though his seed that the Messiah would come so that all nations of the earth would be blessed. Israel had pre-eminance in God's plan, and in the Messiah's mission. John 1:11 records, "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." Isaiah 49:7 also speaks of Israel's rejection of Jesus. Of course not all Jewish people rejected Jesus, the disciples were Jewish, and there were some in the religious leadership (such as Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea) that embraced Him, but the Jewish nation overall did not.

The Messiah would be God's servant.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:5a
"And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength."
John 6:38
"For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."

John 8:29
"And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do alway those things that please him."

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John 4:34,  5:30,  9:4,  12:49-50,  14:31,  17:4

The Messiah would come to bring Israel back to God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:5b
"And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength."
Matthew 15:24
"But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

Matthew 10:5-7
" 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."

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Matthew 23:37,  Luke 1:30-33,  Acts 5:31,  10:36,  13:23

The Messiah would be God's servant.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:6a
"And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth."
John 12:49-50
" 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."
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John 4:34,  5:30,  6:38,  9:4,  14:31,  17:4

The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:6b
"And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth."
Acts 13:47-48
" 47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed."
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Luke 2:28-32,  John 8:12,  12:46,  Ephesians 3:4-6

The Messiah would be despised.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:7
"Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee."
John 10:20
"And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?"

Matthew 27:22
"Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified."

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Mark 6:3,  Luke 4:28-29,  6:11,  23:18-23,  John 5:16,  7:7