Matthew 26 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Last days of Jesus Christ #6 Matthew 26:20-25 – The Last Passover
|| Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:14, 21-23; John 13:21-30
MT26:20 Now as it became evening Jesus was reclining at table with his twelve disciples. MT26:21 And while eating [the Passover] with them, he said: “I tell you this truth: One among you will betray me.” MT26:22 Now the disciples were extremely upset about this and they started to say to one another: “Master, I am not the one am I?” MT26:23 But, Jesus responded to them by saying, “The one who has dipped his hand in the bowl with me is the one who will betray me. MT26:24 Indeed, the Son of Humankind is departing just as it has been written about him, but woe to the person who betrays the Son of Humankind. It would be better if he was never born.” MT26:25 Having given this answer, Judas the betrayer, insisted, “It is not me is it, Rabbi?” Jesus answered him, “You said it.”
 Evening: After true sundown. The full moon is rising.
 Extremely upset: Or, KJV: exceedingly sorrowful; KNX: full of sorrow; NASB: deeply grieved; NEB: in great distress; RIEU: sick a heart.
 Is departing just as it has been written: Exactly where is such written? Jesus had mentioned such a thing earlier at John 6:62. This leaving, departing, or going away is what Daniel 7:13 foretold: someone like a human being would ascend to heaven.
 It would be better if he was never born: Or, KJV: it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
 It is not me: The height of hypocrisy.
 You said it: Or, MON: is it not; RIEU: it is you that have said it; NEB: the words are yours; GDSP: you are right.