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Matthew 26:45-50 The Passion Translation (TPT)

45 When he returned again to his disciples, he awoke them, saying, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Don’t you know the hour has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to the authority of sinful men? 46 Get up and let’s go, for the betrayer has arrived.”

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47 At that moment Judas, his once-trusted disciple, appeared, along with a large crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent to arrest Jesus by order of the ruling priests and Jewish religious leaders. 48 Now, Judas, the traitor, had arranged to give them a signal that would identify Jesus, for he had told them, “Jesus is the one whom I will kiss. So grab him!”

49 Judas quickly stepped up to Jesus and said, “Shalom, Rabbi,” and he kissed him on both cheeks.[a]

50 “My beloved friend,”[b] Jesus said, “is this why you’ve come?”[c]

Then the armed men seized Jesus to arrest him.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 26:49 This would have been the customary kiss among the Jews of that day.
  2. Matthew 26:50 As translated from the Hebrew Matthew.
  3. Matthew 26:50 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “Do what you’ve come to do.”
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