Matthew 26:16

16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

Matthew 26:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
ESV
16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
NLT
16 From that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus.
MSG
16 He began looking for just the right moment to hand him over.
CSB
16 And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

Matthew 26:16 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 26:16

And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
] Luke adds, "in the absence of the multitude", ( Luke 22:6 ) ; in the most private manner, when he was alone, and in some solitary place, that no tumult might arise, and that there might be no danger of a rescue: for so he, and the chief priests, had consulted, and settled it, as what would be most prudent and advisable; and therefore, from that time forward, being prompted on by Satan, and the lucre of the money he was to receive, he narrowly watched, and diligently observed, the best and most fitting season to perform his enterprise, and quickly offered.

Matthew 26:16 In-Context

14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests
15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.
16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ”