Why didn't the apostles link Isaiah 53 to Jesus' crucifixion? Many times in the gospels Jesus tells the apostles that he must be scourged, killed and rise again in three days. But when he tells them this they don't believe him or are confused. Mark 9:31 He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. [Luke 9:22, Luke 9:44-45, Matt 16:21-22, Mark 8:31] Surely Matthew knew the verses in Isaiah 53. Why did the apostle never linked that prophecy with Jesus? Just wondering.