Mt. 20:17-19; Mk. 10:32-34; Lk. 18:31-34
As Jesus and His disciples got closer to Jerusalem, the disciples sensed the danger of returning and lagged behind like they really didn’t want go along. He called them aside and began to tell them what was about to happen—not a pretty picture.
Jesus informed the apostles that He would be betrayed, condemned and delivered by the Jews to the Gentiles (Romans). Mocking, scourging and crucifixion by the Romans would follow this. On the third day, the power of God would raise Him from the dead.
The disciples had been with Jesus for two to three years, but they did not understand what He was saying.