Matthew 26:50
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied, "My friend, do what you came for." The men grabbed Jesus and arrested him.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "Be quick about it, friend!" Then they came up, arrested Jesus, and held him tight.

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.
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.

Matthew 20:13
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

2 Samuel 16:17
And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?

Psalm 41:9
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.







Lexicon
“Friend,”
Ἑταῖρε (Hetaire)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2083: A companion, comrade, friend. From etes; a comrade.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied,
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.

“[do] what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you came
πάρει (parei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3918: From para and eimi; to be near, i.e. At hand; neuter present participle time being, or property.

for.”
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

[the men] stepped forward,
προσελθόντες (proselthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

seized
ἐπέβαλον (epebalon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1911: From epi and ballo; to throw upon; specially to reflect; impersonally, to belong to.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

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

arrested
ἐκράτησαν (ekratēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
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.
(50) Friend, wherefore art thou come?--The word is the same as in Matthew 20:13; Matthew 22:12; and "comrade," and the old and not yet obsolete English "mate," come nearer to its meaning. In classical Greek it was used by fellow-soldiers, or sailors, of each other. Socrates used it in conversing with his scholars (Plato, Repub. i., p. 334). It is probably immediately after the kiss had thus been given that we must insert the short dialogue between our Lord and the officers recorded in John 18:2-8.

Verse 50. - Friend; ἑταῖρε: companion (see Matthew 20:13; Matthew 22:12). The word seems, in the New Testament, to be always addressed to the evil, though in itself an expression of affection. Here Christ uses no reproach; to the last he endeavours by kindness andlove to win the traitor to a better mind. St. Luke narrates that Jesus called him by name, saying, "Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?" Wherefore art thou come? Ἐφ ο{ πάρει. The Received Text gives ἐφ ῷ, which has very inferior authority. There is great difficulty in giving an exact interpretation of this clause. The Authorized Version, as the Vulgate (Ad quid venisti?), takes it interrogatively; but such a use of the relative ο{ς is unknown. If it is interrogative, we must understand, "Is it this for which thou art come?" But Christ knew too well the purport of Judas's arrival to put such an unnecessary question. Others explain, "Do that, or, I know that for which thou art come." Alford, Farrar, and others consider the sentence as unfinished, the concluding member being suppressed by an aposiopesis consequent on the agitation of the Speaker, "That errand on which thou hast come - complete." More probably the clause is an exclamation, ο{ being equivalent to οῖον, as in later Greek, "For what a purpose art thou here!" It is, indeed, a last remonstrance and appeal to the conscience of the traitor. Took him. They seized him with their hands, but did not bind him till afterwards (John 18:2). Whether Judas had any latent hope or expectation that Jesus at this supreme moment would assert and justify his Messiahship, we know not. The histories give no hint of any such idea, and it is most improbable that the apostate was thus influenced (see on ver. 14). We must here introduce the incident recorded by St. John (John 18:4-9). 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!
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