Matthew 26:49
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New International Version
Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.

King James Bible
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses.

World English Bible
Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed him.

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

Matthew 26:49 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Gave them a sign - How coolly deliberate is this dire apostate! The man whom I shall kiss - how deeply hypocritical! That is he, hold him fast, seize him - how diabolically malicious!

Hail, Master - A usual compliment among the Jews. Judas pretends to wish our Lord continued health while he is meditating his destruction!

How many compliments of this kind are there in the world! Judas had a pattern in Joab, who, while he pretends to inquire tenderly for the health of Amasa, thrust him through with his sword; but the disciple here vastly outdoes his master, and through a motive, if possible, still more base. Let all those who use unmeaning or insidious compliments rank for ever with Joab and Judas.

And kissed him - And tenderly kissed him - this is the proper meaning of the original word κατεφιλησεν, he kissed him again and again - still pretending the most affectionate attachment to him, though our Lord had before unmasked him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hail.

Matthew 27:29,30 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him...

Mark 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

John 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

kissed him. [Kataphileo,] he kissed him affectionately, eagerly, or repeatedly, from [kata,] intensive, and [phileo,] to kiss, still pretending the most affectionate attachment to our Lord.

Genesis 27:26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...

2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Mark 14:45,46 And as soon as he was come, he goes straightway to him, and said, Master, master; and kissed him...

Luke 7:45 You gave me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.

1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brothers with an holy kiss.

Library
January 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'Until that Day'
'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.'--MATT. xxvi. 29. This remarkable saying of our Lord's is recorded in all of the accounts of the institution of the Lord's Supper. The thought embodied in it ought to be present in the minds of all who partake of that rite. It converts what is primarily a memorial into a prophecy. It bids us hope as well as, and because we, remember. The light behind us is cast forward on to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances.
TEXT: MATT. xxvi. 36-46. TO be a religious man and to pray are really one and the same thing. To join the thought of God with every thought of any importance that occurs to us; in all our admiration of external nature, to regard it as the work of His wisdom; to take counsel with God about all our plans, that we may be able to carry them out in His name; and even in our most mirthful hours to remember His all-seeing eye; this is the prayer without ceasing to which we are called, and which is really
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

An Awful Contrast
"Then did they spit in his face."--Matthew 26:67. "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away."--Revelation 20:11. GUIDED BY OUR TEXT in Matthew's Gospel, let us first go in thought to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest, and there let us, in deepest sorrow, realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts overhead, there is
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

Cross References
2 Samuel 20:9
Joab said to Amasa, "How are you, my brother?" Then Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Proverbs 27:6
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Matthew 23:7
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by others.

Matthew 23:8
"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

Matthew 26:25
Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely you don't mean me, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "You have said so."

Matthew 26:48
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."

John 4:31
Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."

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