Side Pierced With A Sword

Prophecy (1410-450 B.C.)

He keeps all his bones,
Not one of them is broken. Psalm 34:20 (NASB)

I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Zechariah 12:10 (NKJV)


. . . but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out . . . For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture, “ Not a bone of Him shall be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “ They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” John 19:34-37  (NASB)


This is another event that was prophesied between 1410-450 B.C. It came true in April A.D. 33, when a soldier thrust his spear into the side of Christ after discovering that Jesus was already dead before the Sabbath started at 6 pm.

When he discovered that Jesus was already dead (John 19:30) he did not break Christ’s legs but instead thrust his spear into His side, most likely, to be sure He was dead. When this occurred he fulfilled two ancient prophesies.