22:47 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd appeared, 1 and the man named Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He walked up 2 to Jesus to kiss him. 3 22:48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 4
1 tn Grk “While he was still speaking, behold, a crowd, and the one called Judas…was leading them.” The abrupt appearance of the crowd on the scene is indicated in the translation by “suddenly” and “appeared.”
2 tn Grk “drew near.”
3 tc Many
4 sn Jesus’ comment about betraying the Son of Man with a kiss shows the hypocrisy and blindness of an attempt to cover up sin. On “misused kisses” in the Bible, see Gen 27:26-27; 2 Sam 15:5; Prov 7:13; 27:6; and 2 Sam 20:9.