Matthew 17:22–23 (ESV)
Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection
22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and he will
be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.
This is the second time that Jesus predicts his death. This is a simpler prediction
in which he does not predict who will kill him. He does say “they will kill him” and that “he will be raised on the third day.” This is news that they still do not want to hear… because they don’t understand
the plan of Salvation.
I pray: O Lord, I pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” I cannot stop your plan, but use me to reach out
to others and to share the Gospel. Amen.