John 13:30
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New International Version
As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

New Living Translation
So Judas left at once, going out into the night.

English Standard Version
So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as he had received the piece of bread, Judas went out into the night.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore having received the morsel, he went out immediately. And it was night.

New American Standard Bible
So after receiving the morsel he went out immediately; and it was night.

King James Bible
He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After receiving the piece of bread, he went out immediately. And it was night.

International Standard Version
So Judas took the piece of bread, immediately went outside…and it was night.

NET Bible
Judas took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.)

New Heart English Bible
Therefore, having received the piece of bread, he went out immediately; and it was night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yehuda took the bread immediately and he went outside, and it was night when he left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judas took the piece of bread and immediately went outside. It was night.

New American Standard 1977
And so after receiving the morsel he went out immediately; and it was night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He then having received the sop went immediately out, and it was now night.

King James 2000 Bible
He then having received the morsel went immediately out: and it was night.

American King James Version
He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

American Standard Version
He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He therefore having received the morsel, went out immediately. And it was night.

Darby Bible Translation
Having therefore received the morsel, he went out immediately; and it was night.

English Revised Version
He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night.

Webster's Bible Translation
He then having received the sop, went immediately out: and it was night.

Weymouth New Testament
So Judas took the piece of bread and immediately went out. And it was night.

World English Bible
Therefore, having received that morsel, he went out immediately. It was night.

Young's Literal Translation
having received, therefore, the morsel, that one immediately went forth, and it was night.
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
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. 30As soon as he had received the piece of bread, Judas went out into the night. 31When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.…
Cross References
Luke 22:53
Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on Me. But this hour belongs to you and to the power of darkness."

John 13:26
Jesus 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.
Treasury of Scripture

He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

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Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: …

Romans 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

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Job 24:13-15 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the …

(30) He then having received the sop.--Comp. Note on John 13:27. The narrative is resumed from that point, John 13:28-29 being an explanatory note added by the writer. Returning to the record of what took place, he dwells again on the moment of receiving the sop as that in which the betrayer took the fatal step which could not be retraced.

And it was night.--These words doubtless state the physical fact that at the time when Judas left the room the darkness of night had already come on. He went out, and went out into the darkness of night. We cannot say that the writer meant them to express more than this, and yet we feel that there is in them a fulness of meaning that cannot have been unintentional. It was night; and he stepped forth from light into darkness; from the presence and guidance of the Light of the World, to be possessed by and guided by the prince of darkness. It was night; and St. John could hardly have written these words without remembering those he had written but a short time before: "If a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him." (See Note on John 11:10.) Comp., for the way in which St. John gives emphasis to a tragic fulness of meaning by expressing it in a short detached sentence, John 11:35; John 18:40.

[(2) THE LAST WORDS OF DEEPEST MEANING TO THE FAITHFUL FEW (John 13:31 to John 16:33).

(a)His glory is at hand, because He is going to the Father; they are therefore to love one another (John 13:31-38);

(b)In the Father's house He will receive them to Himself. He is the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:1-10);

(c)Being in the Father, He will be present in the disciples (John 13:11-24):

(?) By answering their prayers (John 13:12-14);

(?)By sending to them the Paraclete (John 13:13-17);

(?)By abiding in them (John 13:18-24).

(d)His legacy of peace to them (John 13:25-31).]

Verse 30. - He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night. There is no advantage to be secured by omitting the οϋν, and connecting the η΅ν δὲ νύξ with the ὅτε (συν) ἐξῆλθε, nor is it preferred by the later editors. The immediate departure of Judas when he had taken the sop is compatible with all the context - a horror of the shadow of death falls on the tragic scene. He at least passes out into the outer darkness, apt symbol of his soul and of his deed. Hengstenberg imagines the Lord's Supper to have followed the previous words, and that the εὐθύς must be interpreted with some laxity, leaving time for the sacred meal to have been instituted and the solemn song to have been sung. It is difficult to say where the Eucharistic service is to be introduced, and every possible suggestion has been made. The statement of Luke 22:21, 22 makes it probable that the traitor was present at it. And all the synoptists make the indication of the traitor follow the institution of the Eucharist, and two of them place it on the very way to the garden of Gethsemane. Bengel, in harmony with his chronological scheme, supposes that the traitor went out and returned. According to Keim, the Eucharistic meal may be supposed to be introduced at the close of John 14. and before the discourse on the vine; but that discourse follows a summons of Jesus to his disciples to leave the upper chamber. And every attempt to find a place for it in the midst of the valedictory discourse is unsatisfactory (see these amply discussed in Godet, Lucke, Meyer). Thus Paulus, etc., place it after ver. 30. Lucke and Meyer, between vers. 33 and 34; but Peter's question looks back to ver. 33, allowing no such break. Neander and Ebrard place after ver. 32. Tholuck, after ver. 34, Lange identifies it with the new commandment; and Bengel makes the discourse down to John 14:31 precede Christ's journey to Jerusalem to keep the Passover, so that no clashing takes place. I think that the simplest solution of the difficulty is to put it at the commencement of the feast, and in the folds as it were of the sentence in John 13:2, which tells us that Jesus loved his disciples to the uttermost (εἰς τὸ τέλος). The endeavor made by Strauss, to argue from the silence of the fourth evangelist that he knew nothing of the institution of the Eucharist, is a great exaggeration. The synoptic tradition must, ex hypothesi of the late authorship of the Gospel, be well known to the author, and 1 Corinthians 11:33, etc., was ample proof of its historic basis. There was, in the entire representation of this Gospel, an intense perception of the inner meaning of the Eucharist, and of the new covenant and commandment based on the assumption of the Passion and death of the incarnate God; so that instead of describing the ceremonial, he expounds its ideas (see Introduction, pp. 105, 106.). Ver, 31 - John 16:33. - 3. THE VALEDICTORY DISCOURSES OF THE LORD. He then having, received the sop,.... As soon as ever he received it, he

went immediately out; fearing lest an entire discovery should be made, and he be prevented accomplishing his design; or being more violently stirred up to it by, Satan, who after the sop entered into him, he directly went from Bethany to Jerusalem, to the chief priests, there, in order to consult and agree upon the delivery of him into their hands:

and it was night; this circumstance is added, to show how eagerly he was bent upon it; that though it was night, it did not hinder or discourage him from setting out on his journey to Jerusalem; and as this was a work of darkness, the night was the fittest time for it, and was a proper emblem of the blackness of the crime he was going to perpetrate. 30. He then, having received the sop, went immediately out—severing himself for ever from that holy society with which he never had any spiritual sympathy.

and it was night—but far blacker night in the soul of Judas than in the sky over his head.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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