Matt 26:24

26:24 Son of Man. See 8:20 note.

as it is written of him. Jesus’ atoning death was no mere contrivance of the misguided authorities. The event and its circumstances, including betrayal by His friend (Ps. 41:9; 55:12–14), had been appointed by God since before the world was formed. Nevertheless, those who brought about Jesus’ death remain responsible for their actions (“woe to that man;” cf. Acts 2:23).