Matthew 26:50
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Do what you came for, friend." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.

New Living Translation
Jesus said, "My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for." Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him.

English Standard Version
Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

Berean Study Bible
"Friend," Jesus replied, "do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus, and arrested Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus said to him, "Friend, for what are you come?" Then having approached, they laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

King James Bible
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Friend," Jesus asked him, "why have you come?" Then they came up, took hold of Jesus, and arrested Him.

International Standard Version
Jesus asked him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then the other men surged forward, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him.

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you are here to do." Then they came and took hold of Jesus and arrested him.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua said to him, “Have you come to this my friend?” Then they came and they laid their hands on Yeshua, and they took him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then some men came forward, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him.

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why art thou come? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

American King James Version
And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, do that for which thou art come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, [My] friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, do that for which thou art come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus said to him, Friend, Why art thou come? Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Weymouth New Testament
"Friend," said Jesus, "carry out your intention." Then they came and laid their hands on Jesus and seized Him firmly.

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Comrade, for what art thou present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:47-56 No enemies are so much to be abhorred as those professed disciples that betray Christ with a kiss. God has no need of our services, much less of our sins, to bring about his purposes. Though Christ was crucified through weakness, it was voluntary weakness; he submitted to death. If he had not been willing to suffer, they could not conquer him. It was a great sin for those who had left all to follow Jesus; now to leave him for they knew not what. What folly, for fear of death to flee from Him, whom they knew and acknowledged to be the Fountain of life!
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
49Going directly to Jesus, he said, “Greetings, Rabbi,” and kissed Him. 50“Friend, Jesus replied, “do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus, and arrested Him. 51At this, one of Jesus’ companions drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:13
But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Did you not agree with me on one denarius?

Matthew 22:12
Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But the man was speechless.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

Friend. Rather, 'Companion, [hetairos,] against whom ([eph ho] the reading of all the best MSS.) art thou come?'

Matthew 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: …

2 Samuel 16:17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this your kindness to your friend? …

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

Psalm 55:13,14 But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance…

Luke 22:48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, betray you the Son of man with a kiss?

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