Matthew 26:48

“Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now he that betrayed him, gaue them a signe, saying, Whomsoeuer I shall kisse, that same is he, hold him fast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the false one had given them a sign saying, The one to whom I give a kiss, that is he: take him.
- Basic English Bible

Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him.
- Darby Bible

Now he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast.
- Webster's Bible

Now the betrayer had agreed upon a sign with them, to direct them. He had said, "The one whom I kiss is the man: lay hold of him."
- Weymouth Bible

Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him."
- World English Bible

And he that bitraiede hym, yaf to hem a tokene, and seide, Whom euer Y schal kisse, he it is; holde ye hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, `Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:48


Mt 26:48,49 Gave them a sign. A kiss; a common method of salutation among intimate friends. A sign was needful to point Jesus out to the soldiers. Such a traitorous kiss was the depth of depravity--enmity under the guise of friendship.

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