104 The disciples are told that Jesus must suffer and die.

Isaiah 53:1–12; Matthew 20:17–19; Mark 10:32–34; Luke 18:31–34

When Jesus took his disciples aside, what did he say that was different from previous times (Mark 10:32–33)?

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Why didn’t the disciples understand what Jesus was saying (Luke 18:34)?

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If Jesus knew the disciples wouldn’t understand, what was the value in telling them what would happen (Luke 18:31–34)?

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While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus walked ahead of the disciples. Amazed that he was going there, they trailed behind, afraid. He took them aside and privately told them again what must happen to him.

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Matthew 20:17 While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and said to them privately,
Mark 10:32 While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus walked ahead of the disciples. Amazed that he was going there, they trailed behind, afraid. He took them aside and again told them what must happen to him.
Luke 18:31 Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and said to them privately, “Listen, we are going to Jerusalem. Everything the prophets have written about the Son of Man must be fulfilled.
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Matthew 20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
Mark 10:32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
Luke 18:31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

“Listen, we are going to Jerusalem. Everything the prophets have written about the Son of Man must be fulfilled. Soon, the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and teachers of the Law, who will sentence him to die. They will deliver him to the Romans, who will mock him, spit at him, and insult him. He will be whipped and crucified, but he will rise again on the third day.”

Eyewitness

Isaiah 53:1–12 “Who would have believed what we have prophesied? Who can see the Lord’s hand at work? For he began as a tender sprout, like a plant taking root in dry ground. He was not so handsome that we would notice. Nothing in his appearance attracted us to him. He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering. People did not want to look at him and thought he was nothing. Truly, he has taken our infirmities and carried our pain, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God. Because of our sins, he was wounded. Because of the unrighteousness of our heart, he was beaten. Because he wanted to make us whole, he took the punishment. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us have been like sheep who wandered off. We have all gone our own way, but the Lord has put the punishment for our wickedness upon him. He was abused and beaten down, but he did not say a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered or a sheep before its shearers, he did not say anything. Without a fair trial, he was taken away to die without descendants. Because of people’s rebellion, he was put to death. Although he had done nothing wrong, he was placed in the grave with the wicked. His tomb was among the wealthy, but in him was no deceit. Yet it was the Lord’s plan to bring pain and suffering upon him, to make his life a sacrifice for our sins. For he will see his descendants, prolong his days, and the Lord’s desire will flourish in him. He will see the fruit of his pain and be satisfied. Through his knowledge, my righteous servant will justify many by carrying their sins away. Therefore, I will give him the honor of a champion and give him the portion of a king because he gave himself to die. He was treated as one of the criminals. So he took the place of many criminals to bear their sin and seek their pardon.
Matthew 20:18–19 “Soon, the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and teachers of the Law, who will sentence him to die. They will deliver him to the Romans to be mocked, whipped, and crucified. But on the third day, he will rise again.”
Mark 10:33–34 “Listen, we are now going to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and teachers of the Law, who will sentence him to die. They will deliver him to the Romans, who will mock him and spit at him. He will be whipped and crucified, but he will rise again on the third day.”
Luke 18:31–33 Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and said to them privately, “Listen, we are going to Jerusalem. Everything the prophets have written about the Son of Man must be fulfilled. He will be delivered to the Romans, mocked, insulted, and spat upon. He will be whipped and killed. But on the third day, he will rise again.”
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Isaiah 53:1–12 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Matthew 20:18–19 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Mark 10:33–34 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Luke 18:31–33 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

The disciples did not understand. What Jesus said was a mystery they could not figure out.

Eyewitness

Luke 18:34 The disciples did not understand. What Jesus said was a mystery they could not figure out.
King James

Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.