130 Jesus predicts his betrayal.

Psalm 41:9; Matthew 26:21–25; Mark 14:18–21; Luke 22:21–23; John 13:18–32

Why did Jesus tell his disciples that one of them would betray him (John 13:18–19)?

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How did the disciples react to hearing they had a traitor in their midst (Mark 14:19)?

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Why didn’t the other disciples identify Judas as the traitor (Matthew 26:25)?

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What would Peter have done if he had found out that Judas was the traitor (John 13:23–25)?

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Why might John not have understood who the traitor was until later (John 13:26–28)?

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What did the disciples think Judas was doing when he left (John 13:28–30)?

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After leaving the Passover meal, where did Judas go (John 13:28–30)?

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What did Jesus mean when he said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” (John 13:31–32)?

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How did the disciples interpret what Jesus said about the Son of Man being glorified (John 13:31–32)?

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While they were at the table, Jesus said, “I am not talking about all of you. I know those I have chosen, but the scripture must be fulfilled: My trusted friend who ate bread with me has turned against me. I tell you this beforehand so after it comes to pass you will believe who I am. You can be sure that anyone who receives the one I send also receives me, and anyone who receives me also receives the one who sent me.”

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Psalm 41:9 My trusted friend who ate bread with me has turned against me.
Matthew 26:21 During the meal, he said, “I tell you the truth. One of you will turn against me.”
Mark 14:18 While they were at the table, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth. One of you eating with me will turn against me.”
John 13:18–20 “I am not talking about all of you. I know those I have chosen, but the scripture must be fulfilled: My trusted friend who ate bread with me has turned against me. I tell you this beforehand so after it comes to pass you will believe who I am. You can be sure that anyone who receives the one I send also receives me, and anyone who receives me also receives the one who sent me.”
King James

Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Matthew 26:21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Mark 14:18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
John 13:18–20 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Troubled in spirit, Jesus said, “Listen, I tell you the truth. One of you who eats with me now will turn against me. I, the Son of Man, must suffer as it has been planned, but how terrible it will be for the man who turns against me. It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

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Matthew 26:23–24 “One who eats with me will betray me. I, the Son of Man, must suffer according to the scriptures, but how terrible it will be for the man who turns against me. It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Mark 14:20–21 “It is one of you who eats with me now. I, the Son of Man, must suffer according to the scriptures, but how terrible it will be for the man who betrays me. It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Luke 22:21–22 “Listen. The one who will turn against me is with me at this table. I, the Son of Man, must suffer as it has been planned, but how terrible it will be for the man who turns against me.”
John 13:21 Troubled in spirit, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth. One of you will turn against me.”
King James

Matthew 26:23–24 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Mark 14:20–21 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
Luke 22:21–22 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
John 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

The disciples talked among themselves as they questioned who would do such a thing. They looked at one another, wondering who the man was. Everyone was deeply grieved and said, “Sir, you are not talking about me, are you?”

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Matthew 26:22 Everyone was deeply grieved and said, “Sir, you are not talking about me, are you?”
Mark 14:19 Everyone was deeply grieved and said, “Sir, you are not talking about me, are you?”
Luke 22:23 The disciples talked among themselves as they questioned who would do such a thing.
John 13:22 They looked at one another, wondering who the man was.
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Matthew 26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
Mark 14:19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
Luke 22:23 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
John 13:22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.

“Teacher,” Judas the betrayer said, “could I be the one?”

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Matthew 26:25 “Teacher,” Judas the betrayer said, “could I be the one?” Jesus said, “You have said so.”
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Matthew 26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

Jesus said, “You have said so.”

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Matthew 26:25 “Teacher,” Judas the betrayer said, “could I be the one?” Jesus said, “You have said so.”
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Matthew 26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

One disciple whom Jesus loved sat next to Jesus. With gestures, Simon Peter asked him to find out who the betrayer was. So the disciple leaned closer to Jesus and said, “Sir, who is it?”

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John 13:23–25 One disciple whom Jesus loved sat next to Jesus. With gestures, Simon Peter asked him to find out who the betrayer was. So the disciple leaned closer to Jesus and said, “Sir, who is it?”
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John 13:23–25 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

“I will dip this piece of bread into the sauce and give it to him.” He dipped the bread and offered it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.

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John 13:26 “I will dip this piece of bread into the sauce and give it to him.” He dipped the bread and offered it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.
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John 13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

When Judas took the bread, he saw this as the opportune moment for his devilish scheme.

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John 13:27 When Judas took the bread, he saw this as the opportune moment for his devilish scheme. Jesus said, “Hurry and do what you must do.”
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John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Jesus said, “Hurry and do what you must do.”

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John 13:27 When Judas took the bread, he saw this as the opportune moment for his devilish scheme. Jesus said, “Hurry and do what you must do.”
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John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

No one else at the table understood what Jesus meant. Since Judas had the moneybag, some thought Jesus wanted him to either buy something for the feast or give money to the poor. Still holding the piece of bread, Judas rushed out into the night.

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John 13:28–30 No one else at the table understood what Jesus meant. Since Judas had the moneybag, some thought Jesus wanted him to either buy something for the feast or give money to the poor. Still holding the piece of bread, Judas rushed out into the night.
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John 13:28–30 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

With Judas gone, Jesus turned to the disciples. “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. And God will be glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, he will not delay his plan to glorify the Son of Man.”

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John 13:31–32 With Judas gone, Jesus turned to the disciples. “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. And God will be glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, he will not delay his plan to glorify the Son of Man.
King James

John 13:31–32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.