Luke 22:21

21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.

Luke 22:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
ESV
21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
NLT
21 “But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray me.
MSG
21 "Do you realize that the hand of the one who is betraying me is at this moment on this table?
CSB
21 But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me!

Luke 22:21 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:21

But behold the hand of him that betrayeth me
By the "hand" is meant, not figuratively the counsel, contrivance, and conspiracy of Judas to betray him, as the word is used in ( 2 Samuel 14:19 ) but literally the hand of Judas, which was then dipping in the dish with Christ, ( Matthew 26:23 ) and it follows here, is with me on the table;
and is an aggravation of his sin, that one that sat with him at his table, ate bread with him, and dipped his morsel in the same dish, should be the betrayer of him, according to the prophecy in ( Psalms 41:9 ) as well as describes and points at the person that should do this action, even one of his disciples; for which disciples, he had just now said, his body is given, and his blood is shed. The phrase, "with me", is left out in the Syriac and Persic versions. From Luke's account it appears most clearly, that Judas was not only at the passover, but at the Lord's supper, since this was said when both were over.

Luke 22:21 In-Context

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.
22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”
23 They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.

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