John 6:70

“Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered them, Haue not I chosen you twelue, and one of you is a deuill?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them, "Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and {yet} one of you is a devil?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesus said, Did I not make a selection of you, the twelve, and one of you is a son of the Evil One?
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you the twelve? and of you one is a devil.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
- Webster's Bible

Did not I choose you--the Twelve? said Jesus, "and even of you one is a devil."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "Didn't I choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
- World English Bible

and we bileuen, and han knowun, that thou art Crist, the sone of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered them, `Did not I choose you -- the twelve? and of you -- one is a devil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:70


6:70 Jesus answered the - And yet even ye have not all acted suitable to this knowledge. Have I not chosen or elected you twelve? - But they might fall even from that election. Yet one of you - On this gracious warning, Judas ought to have repented; is a devil - Is now influenced by one.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:70


Joh 6:70 One of you is a devil. A demon, in the original; diabolical, or under the influence of the evil one. Notice in this remarkable discourse the progressive thought: (1) The Lord announces the Bread of God that giveth life to the world (Joh 6:33). (2) He declares that he is the Bread of Life (Joh 6:48,50). (3) The Bread of life must be eaten by partaking of his flesh and blood (Joh 6:51-56). (4) This is done spiritually, by the spirit feeding upon his life and words (Joh 6:63).

Discussion for John 6:70

  • Silvana for verse 70
    I think that it is exactly what it is said: one of you is a devil, Jesus said that Judas was a devil. Being a disciple he was not enough for being clean according to John 17:17.
  • Jose John Vadakan for verse 70
    I have heard some Christians say that Judas was an instrument in the hand of God:he was predestined to betray Jesus:so, he would now be in heaven!.
    I find that the best answer is the latter part of John 6:70, "one of you is a DEVIL" .I strongly believe that this categorical statement of Our Lord has been culpably overlooked by the commentators to this day in its true meaning. What Jesus meant was that Judas is the personification of Satan himself! Jesus did not say that Judas would be possessed by a demon. Judas was Satan incarnated.
    Too many difficulties could be solved by this interpretation. Some are doubtful,as I said earlier, that injustice had been done by God in appointing a man in flesh and blood to betray Our Lord. And that even if Judas willed,he could never abstain from betraying Jesus!. When God incarnated as a man, Satan also took the form of another man,with God's permission, of course. That is why Peter declared that Judas "went back to his place". Judas is also called "the son of perdition"- that is,Satan.

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