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Matthew 26:14 Judas

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Judas went to the Chief Priests and agreed to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Judas had to wait until there were no crowds around.

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Matthew 26:14-25

14. Judas goes to the Chief Priests

15. Jesus was betrayed by Judas for thirty pieces of silver. [KJV]

16. “The arrest had to take place when Jesus was alone—that is, when the crowds were gone. Judas waited for such a time.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 139)


17. “They will need a room in a house spacious enough to accommodate this large group, in the middle of a city teeming with other extended families and groups of families looking for similarly spacious lodging.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 387)

18. Peter and John “were to follow a man who was carrying a pitcher of water, and he would show them a large upper room.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 95)
See Luke 22:7-12

19. His disciples prepared the Passover meal.

20. “The words evening came refer to the setting of the sun and the beginning of the Passover celebration.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from]

21. “Jesus interrupts the festivities with the horrible prediction of verse 21.” (Blomberg, 388)

22. Each disciple “wonders if he himself will somehow succumb and become the perpetrator. Yet the question ‘surely not I?’ is phrased so as hopefully to elicit a negative response.” (Blomberg, 388)


23. “Jesus gave the bread to Judas (Psalm 41:9), and Judas accepted it, know full well that he was betraying his lord. For Jesus, giving the bread was a gracious act of hospitality; for Judas, accepting the bread was an evil act of treachery.” (Wiersbe, 96)

24. “Verse 24 reaffirms the divine certainty of the coming events and points again to Jesus’ fate as scripturally determined, probably alluding to the various suffering servant texts of Isaiah 42-53.” (Blomberg, 389)

25. “Jesus does not reply with an unambiguous affirmative but instead hints that Judas has indicated himself (cf. on 26:64 and 27:11), though Matthew will intend his readers to view Jesus’ response as a qualified yes.” (Blomberg, 389)


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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004


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