The Messiah would be a descendant of King David
Bible passage: Jeremiah 23:5
Written: Sometime between 626-586 BC
In Jeremiah 23:5, as well as in other Bible prophecies, we are told that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David.
The New Testament books of Matthew and Luke trace back Jesus's genealogy to King David. (Some scholars believe that the genealogy in Matthew is Jesus's legal line, through his adoptive father, Joseph, and that the genealogy in Luke is Jesus's bloodline through Mary).
- Research and commentary by George Konig and Ray Konig of www.AboutBibleProphecy.com. Copyright © George Konig and Ray Konig. All rights reserved.
Here is Jeremiah 23:5:
"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.
(New International Version translation)