Mark 14:21
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

New Living Translation
For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!"

English Standard Version
For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

New American Standard Bible
"For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."

King James Bible
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."

International Standard Version
For the Son of Man is going away, just as it has been written about him, but how terrible it will be for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for him if he had never been born."

NET Bible
For the Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The Son of Man goes just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whose hand The Son of Man is betrayed. It were better for that man if he had not been born.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Son of Man is going to die as the Scriptures say he will. But how horrible it will be for that person who betrays the Son of Man! It would have been better for that person if he had never been born."

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

King James 2000 Bible
The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

American King James Version
The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

American Standard Version
For the Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had not been born.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.

Darby Bible Translation
The Son of man goes indeed as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up; [it were] good for that man if he had not been born.

English Revised Version
For the Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had not been born.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written concerning him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Weymouth New Testament
For the Son of Man is going His way as it is written about Him; but alas for the man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been a happy thing for that man, had he never been born."

World English Bible
For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."

Young's Literal Translation
the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up; good were it to him if that man had not been born.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:12-21 Nothing could be less the result of human foresight than the events here related. But our Lord knows all things about us before they come to pass. If we admit him, he will dwell in our hearts. The Son of man goes, as it is written of him, as a lamb to the slaughter; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed! God's permitting the sins of men, and bringing glory to himself out of them, does not oblige them to sin; nor will this be any excuse for their guilt, or lessen their punishment.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - For the Son of man goeth (ὑπάγει) - goeth, departeth from this mortal scene: the reference is, of course, to his death - even as it is written of him; as, for example, in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 41 It was foreordained by God that he was to suffer as a victim for the sins of the whole world. But this predestined purpose of God did not make the guilt any the less of those who brought the Savior to his cross. Good were it for that man if he had not been born. The Greek is καλὸν η΅ν αὐτῷ εἰ οὐκ ἐγεννήθη ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἐκεῖνος: literally, good were it for him, if that man had not been born. Better not to have lived at all than to have lived and died ill. Existence is no blessing, but a curse, to him who consciously and wilfully defeats the purpose of his existence. St. Matthew (Matthew 26:25) here introduces Judas as asking the question, "Is it I, Rabbi?" And our Lord answers him affirmatively, "Thou hast said." This was probably said in a low voice. Had it been said so as to be heard by others, such as Peter and John, they might have risen at once to inflict summary vengeance upon the apostate traitor.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The son of man indeed goeth,.... Out of this world by death,

as it is written; both in the book of God's decrees, and in the Scriptures of the Old Testament;

but woe to that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! whose sin will not be excused, nor lessened by fulfilling the decrees of God, and by accomplishing the prophecies of the Bible:

good were it for that man if he had never been born; so aggravating will be his crime, so dreadful his punishment; See Gill on Matthew 26:24.



Mark 14:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Last Supper
20And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who dips with Me in the bowl. 21"For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."
Cross References
Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Mark 14:20
"It is one of the Twelve," he replied, "one who dips bread into the bowl with me.

Mark 14:22
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body."
Treasury of Scripture

The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

goeth.

Mark 14:49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you took me not: …

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from …

Psalm 69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul.

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than …

Isaiah 53:1-12 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed…

Daniel 9:24,26 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Matthew 26:24,54,56 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

Luke 22:22 And truly the Son of man goes, as it was determined: but woe to that …

Luke 24:26,27,44 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory…

John 19:28,36,37 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, …

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge …

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, …

Acts 13:27-29 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not…

but.

Psalm 55:15 Let death seize on them, and let them go down quick into hell: for …

Psalm 109:6-20 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand…

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

Matthew 27:3-5 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, …

Acts 1:16-20,25 Men and brothers, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled…

good.

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me…

Matthew 26:24,25 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

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