Luke 22:3
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New International Version
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

New Living Translation
Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples,

English Standard Version
Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve.

New American Standard Bible
And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.

King James Bible
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was numbered among the Twelve.

International Standard Version
But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve.

NET Bible
Then Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Satan had entered Yehuda, who is called Skariota, he who had been of the number of the twelve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Satan entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

King James 2000 Bible
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

American King James Version
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

American Standard Version
And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve.

Darby Bible Translation
And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariote, being of the number of the twelve.

English Revised Version
And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Satan entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Weymouth New Testament
Satan, however, entered into Judas (the man called Iscariot)

World English Bible
Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Adversary entered into Judas, who is surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:1-6 Christ knew all men, and had wise and holy ends in taking Judas to be a disciple. How he who knew Christ so well, came to betray him, we are here told; Satan entered into Judas. It is hard to say whether more mischief is done to Christ's kingdom, by the power of its open enemies, or by the treachery of its pretended friends; but without the latter, its enemies could not do so much evil as they do.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 3-6. - Judas Iscariot betrays his Master. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad. This was their chance. In the very heart of the Galilaean Teacher's own company a traitor showed himself, one who knew well the plans of his Master. With his help the Sanhedrin and the priestly party would be enabled to effect the arrest privately. They then must trust to Roman jealousy to help them to carry out their evil design. The expression, "Then entered Satan into Judas," is a strong one, and definitely shows that, in the opinion of these inspired compilers of the Gospels, there was a person who bore rule over the powers of evil. The character and history of the faithless friend of Jesus is mournfully interesting. For one to whom such splendid chances were offered to fall so low, is an awful mystery. It is clear that the betrayal was no sudden impulse. He set up self as the one object of all his thoughts, and followed Jesus because he believed that, in following him, he could best serve his own interests. His ambition was cruelly disappointed by his Master's gradual unfolding his views respecting his kingdom, which was not to be of this world. He was still further shocked by the undisguised announcement on the part of his Master, whose greatness and power Judas recognized from the first, that he would be rejected by the nation, and even put to death, has been suggested, as an explanation of the betrayal, that at the last he seems to have fancied that he could force the manifestation of Christ's power by placing him in the hands of his enemies; but the acceptance of a reward, miserable though it was, seems to point to vulgar greed, and to the idea of making friends with the dominant party in the state now that his Master evidently looked forward to a violent death, as the real motives of the betrayal. The question has been asked whether Christ, in his choice of Judas as one of the twelve, read the inmost depths and issues of his character. Canon Westcott, in a profound note on John 13:18, writes "that the records of the gospel lead us to believe that the Lord had perfect human knowledge realized in a human way, and therefore limited in some sense, and separable in consciousness from his perfect Divine omniscience. He knew the thoughts of men absolutely in their manifold possibilities, and yet as man, not in their actual future manifestation." These mysteries "underlie all religious life, and, indeed, all finite life - for finite being includes the possibility of sin and the possibility of fellowship between the Creator and the creature Thus we may be content to have this concrete mystery as an example - the most terrible example - of the issues of the two fundamental mysteries of human existence."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then entered Satan into Judas,.... At the same time that the sanhedrim were sitting, and consulting about the death of Christ, Satan, or the adversary, as the word signifies, the devil, who is the enemy of the Messiah, the woman's seed, entered into Judas; not corporeally, as he did into those that were possessed by him; but he entered "into his heart", as the Ethiopic version renders it; he put it into his heart to betray him, as it is said in John 13:2 he stirred up, and worked upon the corruptions of his heart; suggested evil things to his mind, and baited his temptations agreeable to his malice and covetousness: and this man was

surnamed Iscariot; to distinguish him from another apostle of the same name; concerning this his surname; see Gill on Matthew 10:4, See Gill on John 13:2.

Being of the number of the twelve; apostles, or disciples of Jesus, as the Persic version reads, and which is an aggravation of his sin: now this being two days before the passover, shows, that the sop which Judas took, after which the devil entered into him, John 13:27 could not be the passover sop, but was the sop he ate at the supper in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, so long before it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Then entered Satan, &c.—but not yet in the full sense. The awful stages of it were these: (1) Covetousness being his master—passion, the Lord let it reveal itself and gather strength by entrusting him with "the bag" (Joh 12:6), as treasurer to Himself and the Twelve. (2) In the discharge of that most sacred trust he became "a thief," appropriating its contents from time to time to his own use. Satan, seeing this door into his heart standing wide open, determines to enter by it, but cautiously (2Co 2:11); first merely "putting it into his heart to betray Him" (Joh 13:2), suggesting the thought to him that by this means he might enrich himself. (3) This thought was probably converted into a settled purpose by what took place in Simon's house at Bethany. (See Mt 26:6, and see on [1717]Joh 12:4-8.) (4) Starting back, perhaps, or mercifully held back, for some time, the determination to carry it into immediate effect was not consummated till, sitting at the paschal supper, "Satan entered into him" (see on [1718]Joh 13:27), and conscience, effectually stifled, only rose again to be his tormentor. What lessons in all this for every one (Eph 4:27; Jas 4:7; 1Pe 5:8, 9)!

Luke 22:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Plot to Kill Jesus
2The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people. 3And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. 4And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

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

Mark 14:10
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.

Mark 14:11
They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

John 13:2
The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.

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

Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
Treasury of Scripture

Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

entered.

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,

Mark 14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, …

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

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was …

John 13:2,27 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of …

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

being.

Luke 22:21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrays me is with me on the table.

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

Psalm 41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of …

Psalm 55:12-14 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it…

Matthew 26:23 And he answered and said, He that dips his hand with me in the dish, …

Mark 14:18-20 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Truly I say to you, One …

John 13:18,26 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture …

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