The Son of Man … to give His life a ransom.Jesus not only foretold His death but explained its purpose. His death was to pay the debt of our sin, and to purchase eternal life for us (Isa. 53; John 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:3-6). The wordransom was used for purchasing a slave in order to set them free (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23; 1 Tim. 2:6; 2 Pet. 2:1).