Matthew 26:21
New International Version
And while they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me."

New Living Translation
While they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."

English Standard Version
And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

Berean Study Bible
And while they were eating, He said to them, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray Me.”

Berean Literal Bible
And as they were eating, He said to them, "Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me."

New American Standard Bible
As they were eating, He said, "Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me."

King James Bible
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

Christian Standard Bible
While they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me."

Good News Translation
During the meal Jesus said, "I tell you, one of you will betray me."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While they were eating, He said, "I assure you: One of you will betray Me."

International Standard Version
While they were eating, he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, one of you is going to betray me."

NET Bible
And while they were eating he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."

New Heart English Bible
As they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you that one of you will betray me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they ate he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, that one of you will betray me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they were eating, he said, "I can guarantee this truth: One of you is going to betray me."

New American Standard 1977
And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as they ate, he said, Verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray me.

King James 2000 Bible
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

American King James Version
And as they did eat, he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.

American Standard Version
and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen I say to you, that one of you is about to betray me.

Darby Bible Translation
And as they were eating he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.

English Revised Version
and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they were eating, he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you will betray me.

Weymouth New Testament
and the meal was proceeding, when Jesus said, "In solemn truth I tell you that one of you will betray me."

World English Bible
As they were eating, he said, "Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me."

Young's Literal Translation
and while they are eating, he said, 'Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'
Study Bible
Preparing the Passover
20When evening came, Jesus was reclining with the twelve disciples. 21And while they were eating, He said to them, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray Me.” 22They were deeply grieved and began to ask Him one after another, “Surely not I, Lord?”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:22
They were deeply grieved and began to ask Him one after another, "Surely not I, Lord?"

Luke 22:21
Look! The hand of My betrayer is with Mine on the table.

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

John 13:21
After Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit and testified, "Truly, truly, I tell you, one of you will betray Me."

John 13:22
The disciples began to look at one another, perplexed as to which of them He meant.

Treasury of Scripture

And as they did eat, he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.

Verily.

Matthew 26:2,14-16
Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified…

Psalm 55:12-14
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: …

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







Lexicon
And while
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they were eating,
ἐσθιόντων (esthiontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

He said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to them,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Truly
Ἀμὴν (Amēn)
Hebrew Word
Strong's Greek 281: Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. trustworthy; adverbially, surely.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

will betray
παραδώσει (paradōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

Me.”
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(21) One of you shall betray me.--The words would seem to have been intentionally vague, as if to rouse some of those who heard them to self-questioning. They had not, it is true, shared in the very guilt of the Traitor, but they had yielded to tendencies which they had in common with him, and which were dragging them down to his level. They had joined him in his murmuring (Matthew 26:8), they had been quarrelling, and were about to renew their quarrel, about precedence (Mark 9:34, Luke 22:24). It was well that the abyss should be laid bare before their eyes, and that each should ask himself whether he were indeed on the point of falling into it.

Verse 21. - As they did eat. The details of the Paschal feast are expounded by rabbinical authors, though there is little in St. Matthew's account to lead us to conclude that our Lord observed them on this occasion. The ceremonial usually practised was as follows: The head of the family, sitting in the place of honour, took a cup of wine and water mixed ("the first cup"), pronounced a thanksgiving over it, and, having tasted it, passed it round to the guests; the master washed his hands, the others performing their ablutions at a later part of the service; the dishes were placed on the table; after a special benediction had been spoken over the bitter herbs, the master and the rest of the company took a bunch of these, dipped it in the appointed sauce, and ate it; an unleavened cake was broken and elevated with a prescribed formula; the second cup was filled, the history of the festival was proclaimed, Psalm 113-118, were recited, and the cup was drunk. Now began the proper Paschal meal with a general washing of hands; the lamb was cut into pieces, anda portion given to each, with a bit of the unleavened bread and bitter herbs dipped in the sauce, called by St. John (John 13:26) "the sop." At the end of the meal, which was supplemented by other viands (which, however, were probably eaten before the lamb), the third cup, named by St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:16) "the cup of blessing," was drunk, and the solemn grace after meat was uttered. It would be necessary to examine St. John's Gospel to see how the ritual fitted into the actual details of the last Supper; we have to deal with St. Matthew's account. Verily I say unto you. Christ thus prepares the apostles for the incredible statement which he is about to make. One of you; εϊς ἐξ ὑμῶν. One out of your number, my chosen companions. He had before spoken vaguely of his betrayal (see Matthew 17:22; Matthew 20:18; Matthew 26:2). By thus showing his knowledge of the coming treachery, and yet declining to denounce the traitor by name, he may have given Judas a last chance of repentance before the final act. St. Matthew omits the washing of the disciples' feet, and the strife about pre-eminence. 26:17-25 Observe, the place for their eating the passover was pointed out by Christ to the disciples. He knows those hidden ones who favour his cause, and will graciously visit all who are willing to receive him. The disciples did as Jesus had appointed. Those who would have Christ's presence in the gospel passover, must do what he says. It well becomes the disciples of Christ always to be jealous over themselves, especially in trying times. We know not how strongly we may be tempted, nor how far God may leave us to ourselves, therefore we have reason not to be high-minded, but to fear. Heart-searching examination and fervent prayer are especially proper before the Lord's supper, that, as Christ our Passover is now sacrificed for us, we may keep this feast, renewing our repentance, our faith in his blood, and surrendering ourselves to his service.
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