Mark 8:31 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Predicts His Death
31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.
Jesus knew of his death. It was not a surprise to him. He saw it approaching. He never faltered. He had an unshakable trust in God.