The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

136. Jesus’ Last Words to Judas

14And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. 15And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” 21When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” 23He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me.” 25Judas, who betrayed him, said, “Is it I, Master?” He said to him, “You have said so.” 23One of his apostles, whom Jesus loved,a was lying close to the breast of Jesus; 24so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, “Tell us who it is of whom he speaks.” 25So lying thus, close to the breast of Jesus, he said to him, “Lord, who is it?”

26Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give this morsel when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly."” 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast”; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night.
(Lk. 22:14–15; Jn. 13:21; Mt. 26:22, 23, 25; Jn. 13:23–30)
a   “One of his apostles, whom Jesus loved”—The apostle John Zebedee, the writer of this gospel according to John. Jn. 13:23  his apostles, whom (Ch. 22, fn. a) / his disciples, whom (RSV) (179:4/1940–1)