Matthew 26:48
New International Version
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.”

New Living Translation
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.”

English Standard Version
Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.”

Berean Study Bible
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the one betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I shall kiss, it is He; seize Him."

King James Bible
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.

New King James Version
Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.”

New American Standard Bible
Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign previously, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest Him.”

NASB 1995
Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.”

NASB 1977
Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I shall kiss, He is the one; seize Him.”

Amplified Bible
Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.”

Christian Standard Bible
His betrayer had given them a sign: “The one I kiss, he’s the one; arrest him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His betrayer had given them a sign: “The One I kiss, He’s the One; arrest Him!”

American Standard Version
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehuda the traitor had given them a sign, and he had said, “Him whom I shall kiss is the one; seize him.”

Contemporary English Version
Judas had told them ahead of time, "Arrest the man I greet with a kiss."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast.

English Revised Version
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him.

Good News Translation
The traitor had given the crowd a signal: "The man I kiss is the one you want. Arrest him!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the traitor had given them a signal. He said, "The one I kiss is the man you want. Arrest him!"

International Standard Version
Now the betrayer personally had given them a signal, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him."

Literal Standard Version
And he who delivered Him up gave them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever I will kiss, it is He, lay hold on Him”;

NET Bible
(Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him!")

New Heart English Bible
Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him."

Weymouth New Testament
Now the betrayer had agreed upon a sign with them, to direct them. He had said, "The one whom I kiss is the man: lay hold of him."

World English Bible
Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him."

Young's Literal Translation
And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, 'Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Betrayal of Jesus
47While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him.” 49Going directly to Jesus, he said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:47
While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Matthew 26:49
Going directly to Jesus, he said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

Mark 14:44
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him and lead Him away securely."


Treasury of Scripture

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.

Whomsoever.

2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9,10
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…

Psalm 28:3
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

hold.

Mark 14:44
And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.









(48) Whomsoever I shall kiss.--It is probable, from the known customs (1) of the Jews and (2) of the early Christians (Romans 16:16; 1Thessalonians 5:26) that this was the usual salutation of the disciples to their Master. St. John, it may be noted, makes no mention of the sign; probably because here, as elsewhere, he seeks to give touches that others had passed over, rather than to repeat what the oral or written teaching of the Church had already made familiar.

Verse 48 - A sign. As they approached, Judas gave them a sign which would point out the person whom they were to seize. Probably these did not know Jesus by sight; at any rate, amid the crowd he might easily escape detection; it was also night, and even the Paschal moon might not enable the guards to distinguish faces under the shade of the dark olive grove. Whomsoever I shall kiss. In the East such salutation was common among friends, masters, and pupils; and it would awaken no surprise to see Judas thus salute his Teacher. Perhaps he desired to save appearances in the eyes of his fellow disciples. We marvel at the audacity and obduracy of one who could employ this mark of affection and respect to signal an act of the blackest treachery. That same is he whom you have to arrest. Hold him fast. As if he feared an attempt at rescue, or that Jesus might, as before (Luke 4:30; John 8:59), use his miraculous power to effect his escape.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

betrayer
παραδιδοὺς (paradidous)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

had arranged
ἔδωκεν (edōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

a signal
σημεῖον (sēmeion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4592: Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of semaino; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.

with them:
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

“The one
Ὃν (Hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I kiss
φιλήσω (philēsō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5368: From philos; to be a friend to (an individual or an object), i.e. Have affection for; specially, to kiss.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the man];
αὐτός (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

arrest
κρατήσατε (kratēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

Him.”
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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