Matthew 26:50

“And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto him, Friend, Wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid handes on Iesus, and tooke him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to him, "Friend, {do} what you have come for. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto him, Friend, `do' that for which thou art come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to him, Friend, do that for which you have come. Then they came and put hands on Jesus, and took him.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, [My] friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to him, Friend, Why art thou come? Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
- Webster's Bible

Friend, said Jesus, "carry out your intention." Then they came and laid their hands on Jesus and seized Him firmly.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
- World English Bible

and he kisside hym. And Jhesus seide to hym, Freend, wherto art thou comun? Thanne thei camen niy, and leiden hoondis on Jhesu, and helden hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to him, `Comrade, for what art thou present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:50


26:50 The heroic behaviour of the blessed Jesus, in the whole period of his sufferings, will be observed by every attentive eye, and felt by every pious heart: although the sacred historians, according to their usual but wonderful simplicity, make no encomiums upon it. With what composure does he go forth to meet the traitor! With what calmness receive that malignant kiss! With what dignity does he deliver himself into the hands of his enemies! Yet plainly showing his superiority over them, and even then leading as it were captivity captive!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:50


Mt 26:50 They . . . laid hands on Jesus. And bound him (Joh 18:12).

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