But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he has so fulfilled.
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Cyril of Alexandria
They brought in beforehand prophecy as the necessary preparative for faith, so that, like some royal treasure, what had been foretold might in due season be brought forward from the concealment of its former obscurity, unveiled and made plain by the clearness of the interpretation.
It does not follow, because the event was through ignorance, that it took place irrespectively of God’s ordinance. See how great is the Wisdom of God, when it uses the wickedness of others to bring about that which must be.
“God has fulfilled,”:
That they may not imagine that anything at all is wanting; for whatsoever Christ must needs suffer, has been fulfilled. ...