Betrayal

Judas Arranges For Jesus Betrayal - Mark 14:10 – 14:16 (commentary)

Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests to arrange for Jesus’ betrayal and struck up a bargain for thirty pieces of silver (vv. 10-11). Perhaps you are wondering how he could do such a terrible thing. Very likely Judas expected Jesus to start a political rebellion and over …

Jesus Prediction of His Betrayal - John 13:21 – 13:30 (commentary)

In this passage, Christ tells His disciples to brace themselves because He is leaving. He clearly stated that one of the disciples would betray Him (vv. 21-22). The disciples were shocked in amazement and looked at each other in disbelief (v. 23). Simon Peter, the leader of the t …

Jesus’ Betrayal by Judas - John 18:1 – 18:14 (commentary)

After Jesus had finished His prayer, He takes His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane (v. 1). This is located on the western slope of the Mount of Olives and across the Kidron Valley from Jerusalem. In a garden, the first Adam brought sin and death to mankind; but Jesus, …

Judas Plot to Betray Jesus - Matthew 26:1 – 26:5 (commentary)

Jesus reminded the disciples that the Passover feast was only two days away and that He would be handed over to be crucified (vv. 1-2). He had an exact timetable for accomplishing his purposes. This was demonstrated by His announcement of the time of His betrayal. The feast of th …

The Confident Prayer For Deliverance - Psalms 54:1 – 54:7 (commentary)

Have you ever been betrayed by someone greatly loved and fully trusted by you?  In this Psalm is the son of a man who was betrayed. It is dedicated to the chief musician, or choir director and is to be played on stringed instruments.The author is David, and the occasion is w …

David’s Painful Betrayal - Psalms 55:15 – 55:23 (commentary)

Like Psalm 54, this Psalm is about betrayal and treachery. In Psalm 54 the betrayal took place in David’s youth, before he was king. The betrayal referred to in this Psalm was from a member of his own family (his son) as well as by a close and trusted friend (Ahithophel) (v. 12). …

Prayer For Protection From Malicious Schemes - Psalms 64:1 – 64:6 (commentary)

This is another of David’s prayers for God’s judgement on his enemies. He prayed for protection from those who conspired against him. It seems that this psalm could have been written at the time of the Absalom rebellion. The conspiracy against David was being carried forward by m …

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus - Luke 22:1 – 22:13 (commentary)

The Feast of the Unleavened Bread began the fifteenth day of the first Jewish calendar Month (our April) and continued for seven days (Leviticus 23:4-8). This, along with the one-day feast of the Passover, was sometimes called “the Passover” an …