“Who Is This King of Glory?” Ensign, Dec. 2006, 24–27
Who Is This King of Glory?
Prophecies of Christ in the Psalms
The psalms in the book of Psalms collectively are called in Hebrew Tehillim or “Praises.” Many were set to music. No book of the Old Testament is more Christian than Psalms. Out of a total of 283 direct citations from the Old Testament that are also found in the New Testament, 116 are found in Psalms (see Bible Dictionary, 754–55).
The psalmist asks, “Who is this King of glory?” and answers, “the Lord strong and mighty” (Psalm 24:8). Many prophecies of Christ found in Psalms are fulfilled in the New Testament. For example, Psalm 31:5 speaks messianically of the Crucifixion: “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.”
The fulfillment of that prophecy is found in Luke 23:46: “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”
Following are other prophecies of Christ in Psalms linked to their fulfillment in the New Testament.