John 12:4
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New International Version
But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,

New Living Translation
But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said,

English Standard Version
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said,

New American Standard Bible
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,

King James Bible
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said, "

International Standard Version
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was going to betray him, asked,

NET Bible
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehudah Scariota, one of the disciples, who was about to betray him, said:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was going to betray him, asked,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who should betray him,

King James 2000 Bible
Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray him,

American King James Version
Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

American Standard Version
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that should betray him, saith,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said:

Darby Bible Translation
One of his disciples therefore, Judas [son] of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says,

English Revised Version
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, which should betray him, saith,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who was to betray him,

Weymouth New Testament
Then said Judas (the Iscariot, one of the Twelve--the one who afterwards betrayed Jesus)

World English Bible
Then Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said,

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore saith one of his disciples -- Judas Iscariot, of Simon, who is about to deliver him up --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-11 Christ had formerly blamed Martha for being troubled with much serving. But she did not leave off serving, as some, who when found fault with for going too far in one way, peevishly run too far another way; she still served, but within hearing of Christ's gracious words. Mary gave a token of love to Christ, who had given real tokens of his love to her and her family. God's Anointed should be our Anointed. Has God poured on him the oil of gladness above his fellows, let us pour on him the ointment of our best affections. In Judas a foul sin is gilded over with a plausible pretence. We must not think that those do no acceptable service, who do it not in our way. The reigning love of money is heart-theft. The grace of Christ puts kind comments on pious words and actions, makes the best of what is amiss, and the most of what is good. Opportunities are to be improved; and those first and most vigorously, which are likely to be the shortest. To consult to hinder the further effect of the miracle, by putting Lazarus to death, is such wickedness, malice, and folly, as cannot be explained, except by the desperate enmity of the human heart against God. They resolved that the man should die whom the Lord had raised to life. The success of the gospel often makes wicked men so angry, that they speak and act as if they hoped to obtain a victory over the Almighty himself.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - But Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was about to betray him, said. The speaker here is singled out by name. Matthew refers the speech to the disciples generally, in whom the suggestion of Judas had stirred up (without guile or blame on their part) a not unnatural inquiry. Mark says "some" murmured to themselves, "Why this waste?" (loss, destruction). John (without the malice which Renan has attributed to the writer) mentions the source of the suggestion, "Judas Iscariot, Simon's son." The word Σίμωνος, contained in T.R., is omitted here in the best texts. The fact that he was the traitor, being one of the well-known and awful events of the gospel history when John wrote some half a century later, might well be introduced by the evangelist, with no other than a purely historical motive.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then saith one of his disciples,.... Who had no true love for his master, was an hypocrite, and a covetous person:

Judas Iscariot; so called, to distinguish him from another Judas, an apostle; See Gill on Matthew 10:4.

Simon's son; this is omitted in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions; See Gill on John 13:2;

which should betray him; and so he did; this was pre-determined by God, foretold in prophecy, and foreknown by Christ; and is observed here, to show the temper and character of the man.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Judas … who should betray him—For the reason why this is here mentioned, see on [1837]Mr 14:11.

John 12:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Anointed by Mary
3Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said, 5"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"…
Cross References
Matthew 10:4
Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Matthew 26:14
Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests

John 6:71
(He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)

John 12:5
"Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages."
Treasury of Scripture

Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

one.

1 Samuel 17:28,29 And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and …

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Judas Iscariot.

John 6:70,71 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil…

John 13:2,26 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of …

John 18:2-5 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often …

Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Luke 6:16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

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