And they shall whip him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)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.
(See on Mr 10:32-34.)
31. all written by the prophets concerning the Son of man … be accomplished—showing how Christ Himself read, and would have us to read, the Old Testament, in which some otherwise evangelical interpreters find no prophecies, or virtually none, of the sufferings of the Son of man.See Poole on "Luke 18:30"
and put him to death; a shameful, and a painful one, the death of the cross:And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.