26:47 While he was still speaking, Judas, 1 one of the twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. 26:48 (Now the betrayer 2 had given them a sign, saying, “The one I kiss is the man. 3 Arrest him!”) 4 26:49 Immediately 5 he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi,” and kissed him. 6 26:50 Jesus 7 said to him, “Friend, do what you are here to do.” Then they came and took hold 8 of Jesus and arrested him.
1 tn Grk “behold, Judas.” The Greek word ἰδού (idou) has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).
2 tn Grk “the one who betrays him.”
3 tn Grk “The one I kiss is he.”
4 sn This remark is parenthetical within the narrative and has thus been placed in parentheses.
5 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
6 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.
7 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
8 tn Grk “and put their hands on Jesus.”