See the notes at Matthew 20:17-19.
By the prophets - Those who foretold the coming of the Messiah, and whose predictions are recorded in the Old Testament.
Son of man - The Messiah. They predicted that certain things would take place respecting the Messiah that was to come. See the Daniel 9:25-27 notes; Isaiah 53 notes. “These things,” Jesus said, would be accomplished “in him,” he being the Son of man, or the Messiah.
The time of the Passover was drawing near, and again Jesus turned toward Jerusalem. In His heart was the peace of perfect oneness with the Father's will, and with eager steps He pressed on toward the place of sacrifice. But a sense of mystery, of doubt and fear, fell upon the disciples. The Saviour “went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid.” DA 547.1Read in context »