Understanding The Bible
"Who Is Jesus" Part-13
by Joan A Deering

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Who is Jesus

By Joan A Deering

This set of verses are indicating that Judas, one of the 12 disciples, made a bargain with the chief priests:

Judas’ Bargain

14 Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?” And they set out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from then on he looked for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

Matthew 26:14-16

Jesus and His disciples were in the ravine of Kidron, at the Garden of Gethsemane.  Here is what happened:

Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest

36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “sit here while I go over there and pray.”

Matthew 26:36

47 And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign previously, saying, Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest Him.” 49 And immediately Judas went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 50 But Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and arrested Him.

51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. Then from Luke 22:51Jesus said “Stop! No more of this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.”

52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.

53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

55 At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a man inciting a revolt? Every day I used to sit within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest Me. 56 But all this has taken place so that the Scriptures of the prophets will be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

Matthew 26:47-56

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