31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed[a] into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and after He is killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
This isn’t the first time that the death of the Messiah had been predicted. The Hebrew Testament is filled with prophecies concerning Jesus, and many of them were about his death. Most of Jesus followers had been followers of the Hebrew (Old) Testament all their lives, many even started learning scripture at 5 years old or earlier, they were told again and again what would happen, yet even his closest followers were shocked when it finally happened. Why were even Jesus followers so slow to believe? It’s hard to say, but…
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