John 13:28
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New International Version
But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him.

New Living Translation
None of the others at the table knew what Jesus meant.

English Standard Version
Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.

Berean Study Bible
But no one at the table knew why Jesus had said this to him.

Berean Literal Bible
Now none of those reclining knew why He spoke this to him.

New American Standard Bible
Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him.

King James Bible
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
None of those reclining at the table knew why He told him this.

International Standard Version
Now no one at the table knew why Jesus said this to him.

NET Bible
(Now none of those present at the table understood why Jesus said this to Judas.

New Heart English Bible
Now none of those reclining knew why he said this to him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But no man among those reclining knew why he spoke to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one at the table knew why Jesus said this to him.

New American Standard 1977
Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now no one at the table understood for what purpose he spoke this unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this unto him.

American King James Version
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this to him.

American Standard Version
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now no man at the table knew to what purpose he said this unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
But none of those at table knew why he said this to him;

English Revised Version
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this to him.

Weymouth New Testament
But why He said this no one else at the table understood.

World English Bible
Now no man at the table knew why he said this to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and none of those reclining at meat knew for what intent he said this to him,
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
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. 29Since Judas kept the money bag, some thought that Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.…
Cross References
John 13:27
After Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to Judas, "What you are about to do, do quickly."

John 13:29
Since Judas kept the money bag, some thought that Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.
Treasury of Scripture

Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this to him.

(28) Now no man at the table knew.--This is a comment of the Apostle's, as he writes in remembrance of the impression made at the time upon all who were present. They heard our Lord say to Judas, "What thou doest, do quickly; "but none of them knew until afterwards that these words referred to the betrayal.

Verses 28, 29. - Now not one (οὐδείς, not even John) of those reclining at table knew with reference to what matter or behoof he said this to him. The τοῦτο is very emphatic, and, on the supposition of the authenticity of the narrative, John expressly disclaims the knowledge. It is arbitrary for Keim to say that John must have known. The whole of this "aside" was the work of a moment. For certain of them were supposing, because Judas held the purse - or, box (see note, John 12:6) - Jesus said to him; Buy the things we have need of for the feast; or, (he spake) in order that he should give something to the poor. (See Introduction, p. 92, for an explanation of this passage, and the use that has been made of it to settle the question of the day of our Lord's death.) If the great feast of the Jews was to be held on the following day, and this was the 13-14th of Nisan, this advice would be perfectly comprehensible, whereas, if it was the 14-15th when Jesus and also all the Jews were celebrating the Passover, the purchase of any articles would have been contrary to law; and on both grounds the conclusion is drawn that this was the evening of the 13-14tb, and that the Paschal meal had certainly been anticipated by Jesus; but this is not absolutely conclusive, because, even though this were the Passover meal, it is certain that further sacrifices, called "Passovers," were consumed on the great day of unleavened bread that followed the Paschal meal, and it is not perfectly certain what was the custom of the Jews with reference to purchase. Talmudic authorities may be quoted both ways; and a large number of distinguished commentators ( Hengstenberg, Tholuck, Lange, M'Clellan) take the latter view, harmonizing John with the synoptists; but considering all the other difficulties that arise, Meyer, Godet, and Westcott take the former view. The supposition of a gift to the poor from the little stock is very suggestive of the almsgiving spirit that had pervaded all the habits of disciples taught by Christ (cf. John 12:5; Galatians 2:10). Hengstenberg urges that the night of the Passover was that above all others on which the poor needed help to rejoice before the Lord. Now no man at the table,.... Not one of those who lay upon the couches at the table, excepting John, to whom the signal was given:

knew for what intent he spake this unto him; and perhaps he might not know the meaning of his last words, that he spoke concerning the act of betraying him; nor did not imagine that the thing was so near and so speedily to be done, as it was. 28, 29. no man … knew for what intent he spake this unto him … some thought … Jesus … said … But what we need … or, … give … to the poor—a very important statement, as showing how carefully. Jesus had kept the secret, and Judas his hypocrisy, to the last.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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