New American Bible (Revised Edition)
23 He said in reply, “He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me is the one who will betray me. 24 [a](A)The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born.” 25 [b]Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” He answered, “You have said so.”Read full chapter
- 26:24 It would be better…born: the enormity of the deed is such that it would be better not to exist than to do it.
- 26:25 Peculiar to Matthew. You have said so: cf. Mt 26:64; 27:11. This is a half-affirmative. Emphasis is laid on the pronoun and the answer implies that the statement would not have been made if the question had not been asked.