What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Evil premeditated is evil at its best — attractive, desirable, full of promises which the senses can understand and the passions love; but evil perpetrated is evil at its worst — hideous, hateful, stripped of its illusions and clothed in its native misery. In his anger at finding Jesus not to be the Christ he had hoped for and desired, Judas deserted and betrayed Him; in the terrible calm that succeeded indulgence he awoke to the realities within and about him, saw how blindly he had lived and hated, how far the Messianic ideal of Jesus transcended his own.
(A. M. Fairbairn.)
Parallel VersesKJV: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.