No Comment on the Lord’s Prediction

New Testament: Matt 20.17–19

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 20.17–34 on January 30, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

Matthew wrote that Jesus took the twelve disciples aside, and then He prophesied of His betrayal, condemnation, mocking, scourging, crucifixion, and added, 

Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”

– Matthew 20.17–19 

Interestingly, Matthew recorded no reaction from the disciples. At other times, they had something to say when He spoke such words, but on this occasion, they remained silent. 


  • Why would you be silent after such a prediction from your best friend? 
  • Has someone been silent when you expected a reaction from him after what you have said? 

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