Judas’ Betrayal
Matthew 26.21-25 (NKJV), Now as they were eating, He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, one of you
will betray Me."  And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, "Lord,
is it I?"  Then He answered and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.  
The Son of Man goes as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is
betrayed!  It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."  Then Judas, who was
betraying Him, answered and said, "Rabbi, is it I?"  He said to him, "You have said it."

Mark 14.18-21 (NKJV),
Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who
eats with Me will betray Me."  And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, "Is it
I?"  And another said, "Is it I?"  Then He answered and said to them, "It is one of the twelve, who
dips with Me in the dish.  The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that
man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed!  It would have been good for that man if he had never been
born."

Luke 22.21-23 (NKJV), "But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.  And truly the
Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"  Then they
began to question among themselves which of them it was who would do this thing.

John 13.21-30 (NKJV), When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and
said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."  Then the disciples looked at one
another, perplexed about whom He spoke.  Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His
disciples, whom Jesus loved.  Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He
spoke.  Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"  Jesus answered, "It is
he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it."  And having dipped the bread, He
gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.  Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him.  Then
Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."  But no one at the table knew for what reason He said
this to him.  For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him,
"Buy
those things we need for the feast,"
or that he should give something to the poor.  Having received
the piece of bread, he then went out immediately.  And it was night.

As Matthew and Mark explain, the meal is at last under way.  The statement, “Buy those
things we need for the feast,” is a most telling statement.  It confirms that the feast had
not yet begun; and we know that if the feast had not begun, they were not eating the
Passover meal.  For it is most obvious that on the night of the Passover meal no
establishments would have been open for making purchases.  This also shows that their
previous preparations for the Passover were only preliminary.  Therefore, this is a most
telling statement.  When Judas went out, it was night.  Therefore, nightfall had come
while they were in the house.  The sun had set soon after their arrival, now it was dark.
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