In the English language, there are three basic tenses: past, present and future. This is common knowledge among all educated writers of the English language.<quoted text>
While talking to his disciples, he says, "9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me."
They are already dead, are they coming back too? And then killed again?
Jesus is talking in the FUTURE TENSE to a generation that was NOT alive at the time. He was foretelling the future.
I know you are not stupid because you have shown you can grasp an answer even if you don’t agree.