"Come and See": A Web Commentary on the Gospel of John: Section 12 The Last Supper and Farewell Discourses


12.2 Table Talk (Jn 13.21-16.33): 12.2.1 Judas' Departure (Jn 13.21-30)


21When he said these things, Jesus was disturbed in his spirit. And he testified and said, "Amen, amen, I say to you that one of you will betray me!" 22The disciples looked at one another, in doubt about whom he spoke. 23One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining on Jesus' right side. 24So Simon Peter nodded to him, to ask who it was that Jesus was talking about. 25Then the Beloved Disciple1, leaning back so that he was on Jesus' breast, said to him, "Sir, who is it?" 26Jesus answered, "It's the one for whom I dip the morsel and give it to him." Then after dipping the morsel he gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot2. 27And after the morsel the Adversary then entered into that man (ie Judas). Then Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are doing." 28[But] none of those reclining at the table3 knew what he was talking to him about. 29For some thought, since Judas kept the purse, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy what we need for the feast" or "Give something to the poor". 30So taking the morsel that man (ie Judas) went away at once. It was then night.


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1 the Beloved Disciple: added for sense; original reads that man

2 literally Judas of Simon Iscariot; see the comment on Jn 6.71

3 at the table: supplied for sense