How Judas Betrayed Jesus During The Last Supper

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Judas Iscariot had a short fishy conversation with Jesus Christ which left everyone in amazement but gives forewarning of his plans for Jesus. His actions were set a couple of days before the death of Jesus Christ and Judas’ in a pool of blood.

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What Did Judas Do Before the Last Supper?

Judas and the other disciples went into Jerusalem with Jesus Christ. Christ rose a donkey. People placed cloaks for Jesus Christ to walk on and others waved palm leaves and branches. When he reached the Mount of Olives, the disciples rejoiced to chant “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” and “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19:38). Jesus is recorded to have chased out money-changers out of the temple.

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After a couple of days, Jesus Christ spoke to the people and taught them about the kingdom of God and the need for them to repent. He also answered a few questions posed by religious leaders and rebuked them for their hypocrisy. Jesus Christ and his disciples also spent some time at the Mount of Olives as John 18:2 records. Jesus Christ told his disciples told his disciples about the coming end of Jerusalem.

Christ spent the night in Bethany at the home of his friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha instead of staying in Jerusalem. Mary, however, anointed Christ’s feet with ointment. After that, Christ criticized her for not selling the expensive ointment and making use of the proceeds. John explains that, Judas said this because he was the treasurer of Christ’s group. In that case, Judas would have taken his share of the proceeds before giving them out to the poor.

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Christ defended Mary and later that night, Judas went to see the religious leaders. He arranged a deal where he would get about 300 pieces of silver for leading the authorities to Christ where he would easily be identified and arrested him (Matthew 26:14-16). According to theological teachings, the religious leaders have already scheduled the arrest and assassinations of Christ but they just wanted a private place where crowds wouldn’t stop them (Mark 12:12).

 

What Happened to Judas at the Last Supper?

After Judas had agreed to betray Christ, Jesus Christ asked his disciples to make up a room where he and his disciples would eat the Passover. Somewhere in the evening, Judas summoned Jesus Christ and the disciples to eat the Passover. Instead of Jesus Christ having convention during the Passover, he washed the feet of his disciples. Jesus Christ observed “you are clean, though not every one of you” (John 13:10). After washing their feet, he announced that one of them would betray him (Mark 14:18).

It was recorded that, Judas didn’t have any bad reputation at that time. So all of the other disciples each wondered if Christ was referring to him (Mark 14:19).

Jesus said after Peter sought more information “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”

Jesus answered, “You have said so.” (Matthew 26:23-25)

The Gospel of John gives further dramatic information showing what occurred when Christ handed Judas the bread from the bowl.

Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly. But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night. (John 13:26-30)

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What Happened Next?

Later, Judas left the room. Jesus rooms the bread and made a new ritual. He held the bead and said “Take it; this is my body” (Mark 14:22). Then Jesus took the wine and said, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many” (Mark 14:24). Together with the disciples, Jesus sang a hymn and went to the Mount of Olives. Jesus prayed and waited for his betrayer.

Judas perfectly knew that they would meet there are they mostly did in the evenings. So he got guards and tripped to the Mount of Olives. He saluted Christ and kissed him identifying him with the guards Matthew 14:43-46).

Jesus responded, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48).

Judas never believed what Christ meant by he was the Son of God. Judas has seen Jesus Christ using the title many times just as the Bible has taught us. When Judas heard that Jesus said someone would betray him, he felt so unsettled. In the Bible, Mathew 27 edifies that after Judas betrayed Christ the following day, he got shocking news.

Jesus has been condemned to death for claiming to be the son of God. Judas returned his 30 pieces of silver after Jesus had been crucified. Judas later hung himself.

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