There’s an old adage about the Bible, Gods Word: “Concealed in the Old, Revealed in the New”. The reason for this study is found in ROMANS 15:4, 1 CORINTIANS 10:11 and 2 TIMOTHY 3:16:
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Following the adage above, the New Testament was searched Book by Book looking for Direct Quotes and references to the Old Testament. This study is by no means exhausted as there were probably references missed. But the following is a starting point for anyone wanting to continue the search. As each book was studied use the following format was used:
MATT OT Direct Quote / Reference
1:23 Isaiah 7:14
2:6 Micah 5:2
2:15 Hosea 11:1
4:6 Psalm 91:11-12 Psalm 4:15-16 Isaiah 9:1-2
Of 39 Old Testament books 36 books have been referenced by the New Testament. The Books not referenced thus far are : Song of Solomon, Lamentations and Obadiah. No Old Testament references were found in Philemon. Over 1130 references have been found.
This study is not exhausted and if you find other references please contact this site, it was created ONLY as an aide for study. Thank you. May God bless and the Holy Spirit guide as you study His Word and seek His guidance in your life.