New American Standard Bible
From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.
King James Bible
And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Darby Bible Translation
And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.
World English Bible
From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Young's Literal Translation
and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Sought opportunity to betray him - Luke adds, "in the absence of the multitude." This was the chief difficulty - to deliver him into the hands of the priests so as not to have it known by the people, or so as not to excite tumult.
The "opportunity" which he sought, therefore, was one in which the multitude would not see him, or could not rescue the Saviour.
To betray him - The word "betray" commonly means to deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or breach of trust; to do it while friendship or faithfulness is "professed." All this took place in the case of Judas. But the word in the original does not necessarily imply this. It means simply to "deliver up," or to give into their hands. He sought opportunity "how he might deliver him up to them," agreeably to the contract.
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But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.
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