“As it is written”: New Testament References to Old Testament Scriptures

The following is a list of references in the New Testament to Old Testament scriptures, as demarcated by the phrase “as it is written” or other introductory quotes. This list does not include all New Testament references that allude to Old Testament scriptures; just those that are explicitly quoted. Some references may have been included/excluded due to human error.

  1. “Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child” (Matthew 1:22)
  2. “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” (Matthew 2:15)
  3. “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping…” (Matthew 2:17)
  4. “And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.” (Matthew 2:23)
  5. “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Matthew 3:3)(Luke 3:4)(John 1:23)
  6. “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4)(Luke 4:4)
  7. “cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee” (Matthew 4:6)(Luke 4:10)
  8. “Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Matthew 4:7)
  9. “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10)(Luke 4:8)
  10. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim…” (Matthew 4:14)
  11. “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever killeth shall be in danger of the judgment” (Matthew 5:21)
  12. “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Matthew 5:27)
  13. “Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself” (Matthew 5:33)
  14. “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thing enemy” (Matthew 5:43)
  15. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17)
  16. “For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee” (Matthew 11:10)(Mark 1:2-3)(Luke 7:27-18)
  17. “But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him…” (Matthew 12:3)
  18. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen” (Matthew 12:17)
  19. “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand” (Matthew 13:14)(Acts 28:25-28)
  20. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables…” (Matthew 13:35)
  21. “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth night unto me with their mouth…” (Matthew 15:7-8)(Mark 7:6)
  22. “All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee…” (Matthew 21:4-5)(John 12:13-16)
  23. “And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:13)(Mark 11:17)(Luke 19:46)
  24. “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” (Matthew 21:42)(Mark 12:10)(Luke 20:17-18)(Acts 4:11)
  25. “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place” (Matthew 24:15)(Mark 13:14)
  26. “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!” (Matthew 26:24)
  27. “Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad” (Matthew 26:31)(Mark 14:27)
  28. “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)
  29. “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value” (Matthew 27:9-10)(Zechariah 11:12)
  30. “And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots” (Matthew 27:35)(John 19:24)
  31. “But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him” (Mark 9:13)
  32. “And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?” (Mark 12:26)
  33. “And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors” (Mark 15:28)(Luke 22:37)
  34. “As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: that we should be saved from our enemies” (Luke 1:70)(Acts 3:18)
  35. “Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother” (Luke 20:28)
  36. “And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Luke 20:42-43)
  37. “For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck” (Luke 23:29)
  38. “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day” (Luke 24:46)
  39. “And the disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up” (John 2:17)
  40. “And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth” (John 4:37)
  41. “Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat” (John 6:31)
  42. “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me” (John 6:45)
  43. “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38)
  44. “Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” (John 7:42)
  45. “It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.” (John 8:17)
  46. “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” (John 10:34)
  47. “Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart” (John 12:39-40)
  48. “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)
  49. “But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause” (John 15:25)
  50. “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled” (John 17:12/18:10)
  51. “For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken” (John 19:36)
  52. “And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced” (John 19:37)
  53. “For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead” (John 20:9)
  54. “Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus” (Acts 1:16)
  55. “For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein” (Acts 1:20)
  56. “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:16-17)
  57. “For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved” (Acts 2:25)
  58. “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21)
  59. “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me” (Acts 3:22)(Acts 7:37)
  60. “Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed” (Acts 3:25)
  61. “Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?” (Acts 4:25)
  62. “And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee” (Acts 7:3)
  63. “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool” (Acts 7:48-49)
  64. “The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer” (Acts 8:32)
  65. “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre” (Acts 13:29)
  66. “God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that 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)
  67. “Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Acts 1:35)
  68. “And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down” (Acts 15:15-16)
  69. “saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles” (Acts 26:22-23)
  70. “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the Just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17)
  71. “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged” (Romans 3:4)
  72. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10)
  73. “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3)
  74. “As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations” (Romans 4:17)
  75. “As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter” (Romans 8:36)
  76. “For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son” (Romans 9:9)
  77. “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Romans 9:13)
  78. “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion” (Romans 9:15)
  79. “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth” (Romans 9:17)
  80. “Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved” (Romans 9:27)
  81. “And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha” Romans 9:29)
  82. “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed” (Romans 10:11)
  83. “And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace” (Romans 10:15)
  84. “But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?” (Romans 10:16)(John 12:38)
  85. “But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me” (Romans 10:20)
  86. “But to Israel he saith, All the day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people” (Romans 10:21)
  87. “According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see” (Romans 11:8)
  88. “And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock” (Romans 11:9-10)
  89. “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” (Romans 11:26)
  90. “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19)(Hebrews 10:30)
  91. “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God” (Romans 14:11)
  92. “For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me” (Romans 15:3)
  93. “And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name” (Romans 15:9)
  94. “And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people” (Romans 15:10)
  95. “And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people” (Romans 15:11)
  96. “And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust” (Romans 15:12)
  97. “But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand” (Romans 15:21)
  98. “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent” (1 Corinthians 1:19)
  99. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
  100. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise int their own craftiness” (1 Corinthians 3:19)
  101. “For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn” (1 Corinthians 9:9)(1 Timothy 5:18)
  102. “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord” (1 Corinthians 14:21)
  103. “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
  104. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45)
  105. “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54)
  106. “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak” (II Corinthians 4:13)
  107. “As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack” (II Corinthians 8:15)
  108. “As it is written, he hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.” (II Corinthians 9:9)
  109. “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them” (Galatians 3:10)
  110. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13)
  111. “For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not” (Galatians 4:27)
  112. “Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7)
  113. “As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 5:6)
  114. “Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount” (Hebrews 8:5)
  115. “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16)
  116. “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded” (1 Peter 2:6)
  117. “But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing mire” (2 Peter 2:22)
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