14:43 Right away, while Jesus 1 was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived. 2 With him came a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and experts in the law 3 and elders. 14:44 (Now the betrayer 4 had given them a sign, saying, “The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him and lead him away under guard.”) 5 14:45 When Judas 6 arrived, he went up to Jesus 7 immediately and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed 8 him.
1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Grk “the one who betrays him.”
5 sn This remark is parenthetical within the narrative and has thus been placed in parentheses.
6 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Judas) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
7 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
8 sn Judas’ act of betrayal when he kissed Jesus is especially sinister when it is realized that it was common in the culture of the times for a disciple to kiss his master when greeting him.