Parallels Between Jesus & David

1. Shepherds

David was a shepherd before being anointed as king (1 Samuel 16:11). Jesus Christ refers to himself as the good shepherd (John 10:11).


2. Kings

David was a king of Israel (2 Samuel 5:3). Jesus Christ is the king of kings (Revelation 19:16).


3. Holy Spirit

Both men had God with them through the Holy Spirit (1 Samuel 16:13, Luke 3:22).


4. Many Enemies

Both men had many enemies (Psalm 3:1, John 19:6).


5. Conqueror

Both men defeated their enemies (Psalm 18:37, 1 Corinthians 15:25).


6. Betrayal

Both men were betrayed by a close friend (Psalm 41:9, John 18:5).


7. Beloved

Both men were beloved by God. David’s name in Hebrew means beloved. God proclaimed his love for Jesus Christ during his baptism (Matthew 3:16-17).


8. Being Pursued by Leaders

Saul pursued David in order to kill him (1 Samuel 19:9-11). The Pharisees plotted to kill Jesus Christ (Mark 3:6).


9. Consecrated Bread

David ate consecrated bread (1 Samuel 21:6). Jesus Christ consecrated the bread in the last supper with his disciples (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:29).


10. King of the Judah

Before being the king of Israel, David was anointed as King over the house of Judah (2 Samuel 2:4). Jesus Christ is referred to as the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5).


11. After Betray, Friend Hanged Himself

Ahithophel was David’s counsel and close friend (1 Chronicles 27:33). However he betrayed him by give advise to his enemy. After finding out that his advice was not followed, he hanged himself (2 Samuel 17:23). After Judas betrayed Jesus Christ, he hanged himself (Matthew 27:5).


12. Throne Forever

God has promised David’s offspring will establish a throne and kingdom that will last forever (2 Samuel 7:11-16). Jesus Christ is David’s offspring, who will have a throne and kingdom lasts forever (Revelation 22:3-16).


13. Cast out Demons

David cast out a demon out King Saul by playing the harp (1 Samuel 16:23). Jesus Christ cast out demons by a simple command (Matthew 8:1).


14. Deliverance

David delivered Israel of the fear of their enemies (1 Samuel 17:48-52). Jesus Christ delivered his followers from the fear of Satan (John 16:33, Romans 16:20).


15. Thirty

David was 30 when he became King over Israel (2 Samuel 5:4). Jesus was 30 years old he began his ministry (Luke 3:23).


16. Bethlehem

Both men are born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1, 1 Samuel 17:15).


17. Announcement by Men of Miraculous Birth

David was announced and anointed by Samuel (1 Samuel 16:12-13). Samuel was conceived miraculously by a barren woman (1 Samuel 1:1-20). John the Baptist announced and baptized Jesus Christ. John was conceived miraculously by a barren elderly woman (Luke 1:7-24).


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