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What prophecies about Jesus Christ are in Zechariah?


            Zechariah was written 500 years before Jesus came to this earth and yet it has four powerful prophecies that the Gospel writers acknowledged and quoted in their own books.
            When Jesus entered Jerusalem before his crucifixion, he did so on a donkey and a colt (Matthew 21:4-5)
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
    
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
    
righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
    
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  Zechariah 9:9
            When Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver and then threw the coins back at the religious leaders.  They used the “blood money” to buy a field, calling it the Potter’s Field (Matthew 27:1-10, also alluded to in Jeremiah 19:1-13; 32:6-9).
I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.  Zechariah 11:12-13
            When Jesus hung on the cross and people watched him die, John 19:37 referenced Zechariah.  Jesus was a firstborn son too.
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.   Zechariah 12:10
            When Jesus was arrested in the garden, Matthew 26:31 and Mark 14:27 said his apostles ran away like sheep when the shepherd is struck.
“Awake, sword, against my shepherd,
    
against the man who is close to me!”
    
declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
    
and the sheep will be scattered,
    
and I will turn my hand against the little ones.” Zechariah 13:7