|| Matthew 17:22, 23; Luke 9:44, 45
MK9:30 Now they left there and traveled through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know of the matter. MK9:31 For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them: “The Son of Humankind [Daniel 7:13] will be delivered up to the hands of men and they will kill him. But after he has been killed, he will rise on the third day.” MK9:32 However, the disciples did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.
 Matthew 17:22, 23: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 Were afraid to ask him: Some have painted a picture of Christ that is passive and effeminate. Mark’s Gospel has shown him to be a strong and straightforward person with no timidity about speaking his mind. Here it is clear the apostles are intimidated and fearful. They have recently witnessed a severe public rebuke of Peter by the Nazarene, and they are very hesitant to even ask for more details about his foretold suffering and death.