Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

Luke 22:1-6. Judas was the keeper of the money the disciples carried. He had stolen some of the money for his own use. Then he betrayed Jesus his friend and teacher for money. Judas did not plan for the Priests to kill Jesus – Mathew 27:1-10. Judas had stolen some of the money for his own use – see John 12:6.

A few days earlier he had talked with the Priests about handing Jesus over to them and got thirty pieces of silver for information he was to provide. Jesus knew what Judas had done and during the Last Passover that Jesus had with his disciples told Judas to “Go and do what you must do.” Remember Judas was still one of the Twelve.

Prophecy said that one of the Twelve would betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, the cost of a slave. Zechariah 11:12

Judas leaves the Last Passover after Jesus says in John 13:21-30 “What you are about to do, do quickly.” Judas goes away and brings the soldiers and some officials from the Chief Priest and Pharisees to the Garden on the Mount of Olives. He then formally identifies Jesus with a kiss so that the soldiers can arrest Him. See Luke 22:48.

Background Reading:

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus – The Plot to Kill Jesus

22:1 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near. 2 So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.

3 But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve. 4 So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the Temple police how he could betray Jesus to them. 5 They were delighted, and agreed to give him money. 6 Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.
Luke 22:1-6
Also read: Matthew 26:1-5, 26:14-16, 26:20-25; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; Luke 22:21-23: John 13:21-30 and John 11:45-53.


Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

26:14 Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests 15 and inquired, “What are you willing to give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They offered him 30 pieces of silver, 16 and from then on he began to look for an opportunity to betray Jesus.
Matthew 26:14-16
also read: Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6

More Information:

Judas went to the Priests about two days before the feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover after the incident where Mary Anoints Jesus’ feet. The second time Jesus was anointed by perfume for His burial was at Simon the Leper’s house where the woman anointed Jesus’ head.

This was not unlike the first time where it was done by Mary at her house where she lived with Martha and Lazarus four days earlier, e.g. six days before the Passover. See:- Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:1-6, John does not mention this incident.

Judas at the last Passover:- Matthew 26:20-30, Mark 14:17-26, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:2 & John 13:18-30.
Judas helps arrest Jesus:- Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:46-54, Luke 22:47-48, John 18:2-11.
Judas’s death:- Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:15-26.
Also read:- Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10.

Judas – Greek form of Judah which in Hebrew means praise. Judas came from the south of Israel while the rest of the disciples came from around where Jesus grew up in the north of Israel.

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