John 13:27
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New International Version
As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, "What you are about to do, do quickly."

New Living Translation
When Judas had eaten the bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus told him, "Hurry and do what you're going to do."

English Standard Version
Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”

Berean Study Bible
After Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to Judas, "What you are about to do, do quickly."

Berean Literal Bible
And after the morsel, then Satan entered into him. Therefore Jesus says to him, "What you do, do quickly."

New American Standard Bible
After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

King James Bible
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After Judas ate the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Therefore Jesus told him, "What you're doing, do quickly."

International Standard Version
After he had taken the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus told him, "Do quickly what you are going to do!"

NET Bible
And after Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are about to do, do quickly."

New Heart English Bible
After the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after the bread, then Satan was brought into him, and Yeshua said to him, “What you are doing, do quickly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then, after Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered him. So Jesus told him, "Hurry! Do what you have to do."

New American Standard 1977
And after the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Jesus therefore said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said unto him, That which thou shalt do, do it more quickly.

King James 2000 Bible
And after the morsel Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, What you do, do quickly.

American King James Version
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus to him, That you do, do quickly.

American Standard Version
And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore saith unto him, What thou doest, do quickly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him: That which thou dost, do quickly.

Darby Bible Translation
And, after the morsel, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore says to him, What thou doest, do quickly.

English Revised Version
And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore saith unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus to him, What thou doest, do quickly.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, after Judas had received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. "Lose no time about it," said Jesus to him.

World English Bible
After the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

Young's Literal Translation
And after the morsel, then the Adversary entered into that one, Jesus, therefore, saith to him, 'What thou dost -- do quickly;'
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
26Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread after I have dipped it.” Then He dipped the piece of bread and gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. 27After Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to Judas, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28But no one at the table knew why Jesus had said this to him.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Luke 22:3
Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve.

John 6:70
Jesus answered them, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"

John 13:2
The evening meal was underway, and the devil had already put into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.

John 13:28
But no one at the table knew why Jesus had said this to him.

Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and withhold some of the proceeds from the land?
Treasury of Scripture

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus to him, That you do, do quickly.

Satan.

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Psalm 109:6 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Matthew 12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked …

Luke 8:32,33 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: …

Luke 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number …

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to …

That.

1 Kings 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry …

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that …

Jeremiah 2:24,25 A wild donkey used to the wilderness, that snuffs up the wind at …

Daniel 2:15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree …

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(27) And after the sop Satan entered into him.--The Greek expresses more vividly the very moment when the mind finally cast out love, and left itself as a possession for Satan. "And after the sop, then Satan entered into him." It was at that moment, when the last effort had been tried, and tried in vain, when the heart hardened itself to receive from Jesus the sacred pledge of love, while it was plotting in black hatred how to betray Him; it was then that hope took her flight from a realm of gloom where she could no longer dwell, and light ceased to shine in a darkness that would not comprehend it.

Then said Jesus unto him.--Better, Jesus therefore said unto him. It was because He read the secrets of the heart, and saw that it was wholly given up to evil that He said it.

That thou doest, do quickly.--The Greek is exactly, more quickly. "Carry out your plans even more quickly than you have proposed. Do the fatal deed at once. It is resolved, and every effort to win thee has failed. A fixed resolve is nothing less than the deed itself."

Verse 27. - And after the sop; not with it. By no magical or demoniacal rite was the man rendered the slave of Satan; post hoc is not propter hoc. After the sop, after this last final proof of the unutterable friendship and love of the Divine Lord - τὸτε, then, "at that moment," as though goodness was turned into wrath, and the conflict with evil closed, the incarnated fiend resolved that he would wait no longer. Then Satan (the only place in the Fourth Gospel where Satan is mentioned) entered into him. How could this be known? The evangelist clearly saw what he thus described - he saw the malign and unrelenting expression on Judas's face; he suspected that some devilish plot was hatched, some hideous purpose finally formed. It is the evangelist's way of saying what he personally saw and afterwards concluded. Up to that moment of supreme forbearance, the character was not irretrievably damned, but now he had sinned against knowledge and love, and even Jesus gives him up. "It were better for him that he had never been born." There is no more awful or tragic touch in the whole narrative, nor any more symbolic of the curse which the corrupt heart can make and bring down upon itself out of the greatest blessing. There is no advantage in trying to determine the amount of figurative sense conveyed by the expression, "Satan entered." The ethical state consequent either upon the sop or the devil is clear enough. The moment when it was induced is signalized in this tragedy. The vehement effort which the traitor must have made to resist all gracious influences opened the way for the powers of hell and darkness to take possession of him. He strengthened himself to do evil. Jesus therefore said to him, That thou doest, do quickly. Questions have been raised as to the sentence - whether it was a solemn command or a permission at once to carry out the purpose that was in his heart (as Grotius, Kuinoel, and others suppose); but Meyer here is more penetrative (so Moulton): "Jesus (as a man) actually wishes to surmount as soon as possible the last crisis of his fate now determined for him." Jameson ('Profound Problems in Theology and Philosophy') urges that it was the prolongation of the struggle which was the bitterest element in Christ's sufferings. The decision at which he had arrived brooked no longer delay. As if he had said, "If you have any manhood in you, and you are not altogether incarnate daemon, make haste, let me remain no longer in suspense; carry out the purpose now and at once." Ambrose, Lucke, Tholuck, suggest that he meant to separate Judas from the eleven, and be rid of his presence. His removal from the group is undoubtedly the condition of our Lord's highest revelations of himself. And after the sop, Satan entered into him,.... After he had taken and eaten the sop, or crust of bread, by which he was pointed out to be the betrayer, "Satan entered into him"; possessed his body, and filled his mind, and stirred him up more eagerly to pursue with rigour his wicked design. The Jews have a saying (l), that

"no man commits a transgression, until , "a spirit of madness enters into him".''

Such an evil spirit entered into Judas, which pushed him on to commit this horrid iniquity:

then said Jesus to him, that thou doest, do quickly; this he said, not as approving his wicked design, and exhorting him to it as a laudable action, but rather as deriding him, having nothing to care about, or fear from him; or as upbraiding him with his perfidy and wickedness, and signifying that he should take no methods to prevent him, though he fully knew what was in his heart to do; and it seems also to express the willingness of Christ, and his eager and hearty desire to suffer and die for his people, in order to obtain salvation for them.

(l) T. Bab. Sota, fol. 3. 1. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 112. 1. & 117. 3.27-30. after the sop Satan entered into him—Very solemn are these brief hints of the successive steps by which Judas reached the climax of his guilt. "The devil had already put it into his heart to betray his Lord." Yet who can tell what struggles he went through ere he brought himself to carry that suggestion into effect? Even after this, however, his compunctions were not at an end. With the thirty pieces of silver already in his possession, he seems still to have quailed—and can we wonder? When Jesus stooped to wash his feet, it may be the last struggle was reaching its crisis. But that word of the Psalm, about "one that ate of his bread who would lift up his heel against Him" (Ps 41:9) probably all but turned the dread scale, and the still more explicit announcement, that one of those sitting with Him at the table should betray Him, would beget the thought, "I am detected; it is now too late to draw back." At that moment the sop is given; offer of friendship is once more made—and how affectingly! But already "Satan has entered into him," and though the Saviour's act might seem enough to recall him even yet, hell is now in his bosom, and he says within himself, "The die is cast; now let me go through with it"; fear, begone!" (See on [1847]Mt 12:43).

Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly—that is, Why linger here? Thy presence is a restraint, and thy work stands still; thou hast the wages of iniquity, go work for it!13:18-30 Our Lord had often spoken of his own sufferings and death, without such trouble of spirit as he now discovered when he spake of Judas. The sins of Christians are the grief of Christ. We are not to confine our attention to Judas. The prophecy of his treachery may apply to all who partake of God's mercies, and meet them with ingratitude. See the infidel, who only looks at the Scriptures with a desire to do away their authority and destroy their influence; the hypocrite, who professes to believe the Scriptures, but will not govern himself by them; and the apostate, who turns aside from Christ for a thing of naught. Thus mankind, supported by God's providence, after eating bread with Him, lift up the heel against Him! Judas went out as one weary of Jesus and his apostles. Those whose deeds are evil, love darkness rather than light.
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