Gospel of Luke Fate and Free Will Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter:Verse)
Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands. But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. (NRSV 9:44-45)
Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying. (KJV 9:44-45)
Here's a repeat of 9:22. They're not getting it, so Jesus has to keep trying.
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must endure much suffering and be rejected by this generation. (NRSV 17:24-25)
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. (KJV 17:24-25)
Ready for another prophecy? This time, Jesus will flash forth like lightning.
Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again." But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. (NRSV 18:31-34)
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. (KJV 18:31-34)
This is the most detailed of all of the four passion predictions in Luke (including 9:22, 44-45 and 17:24). We're also better positioned here to understand why all of this jazz is necessary: because scripture says so. Still, no one's getting any of this. Anyone? Anyone?