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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
16:21 From that time forth. Once the disciples had formally recognized Him as the Messiah, the Lord began to prepare them for His real mission—and theirs. Remarkably, He even prophesied His own resurrection! In spite of this, however, His death and resurrection caught them by surprise. Somehow they still felt He would lead them in establishing the Messianic kingdom without this very uncomfortable interruption.