And they departed there, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.…
About this announcement there are two things remarkable — Christ's care in preparing His disciples for the cross, and the confidence with which Christ affirms His own resurrection. To have spoken of the betrayal alone, would have been to have put before His disciples a fragmentary truth; over the darkness of death Christ sheds the light of resurrection. The revelation of Christ's purposes can occasion grief only when it is incompletely apprehended; sorrow attaches to some of the intermediate points, but never to the issue; "the Lamb slain" is a part of the process; the Lamb slain, but seated in the midst of the throne, is the sublime consummation.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.