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;
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CommentaryClarke'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
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.
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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.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by others.
"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely you don't mean me, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "You have said so."
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
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