Mark 14:44
New International Version
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.”

New Living Translation
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss. Then you can take him away under guard.”

English Standard Version
Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.”

Berean Study Bible
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him and lead Him away securely.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the one delivering Him up had given to them a sign, saying: "Whomever I shall kiss is He; seize Him and lead Him away securely."

King James Bible
And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

New King James Version
Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely.”

New American Standard Bible
Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest Him and lead Him away under guard.”

NASB 1995
Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away under guard.”

NASB 1977
Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I shall kiss, He is the one; seize Him, and lead Him away under guard.”

Amplified Bible
Now the betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away safely [under guard].”

Christian Standard Bible
His betrayer had given them a signal. “The one I kiss,” he said, “he’s the one; arrest him and take him away under guard.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His betrayer had given them a signal. “The One I kiss,” he said, “He’s the One; arrest Him and take Him away under guard.”

American Standard Version
Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the traitor who betrayed him had given them a sign and he said, “He whom I shall kiss is the one; seize him securely and bring him.”

Contemporary English Version
Judas had told them ahead of time, "Arrest the man I greet with a kiss. Tie him up tight and lead him away."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that betrayed him, had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully.

English Revised Version
Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

Good News Translation
The traitor had given the crowd a signal: "The man I kiss is the one you want. Arrest him and take him away under guard."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the traitor had given them a signal. He said, "The one I kiss is the man you want. Arrest him, and guard him closely as you take him away."

International Standard Version
Now the betrayer personally had given them a signal, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him, and lead him safely away."

Literal Standard Version
and he who is delivering Him up had given a token to them, saying, “Whomsoever I will kiss, it is He, lay hold on Him, and lead Him away safely,”

NET Bible
(Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him and lead him away under guard.")

New Heart English Bible
Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely."

Weymouth New Testament
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them. "The one I kiss," he said, "is the man: lay hold of him, and take him safely away."

World English Bible
Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whoever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely."

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is delivering him up had given a token to them, saying, 'Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is, lay hold on him, and lead him away safely,'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Betrayal of Jesus
43While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, scribes, and elders. 44Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him and lead Him away securely.” 45Going directly to Jesus, he said, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:46
Rise, let us go! See, My betrayer is approaching!"

Matthew 26:48
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The One I kiss is the man; arrest Him."

Mark 14:43
While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, scribes, and elders.

Mark 14:45
Going directly to Jesus, he said, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him.


Treasury of Scripture

And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

a token.

Exodus 12:13
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Joshua 2:12
Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

Philippians 1:28
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

Whomsoever.

2 Samuel 20:9,10
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…

Psalm 55:20,21
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant…

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

and lead.

1 Samuel 23:22,23
Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly…

Acts 16:23
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:









(44) Take him.--Better, seize.

Verse 44. - Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsosver I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely. Why was Judas so anxious that Christ should be secured? Perhaps because he feared a rescue, or because he feared lest our Lord should hide himself by an exercise of his miraculous power; and so Judas might lose the thirty pieces of silver.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

betrayer
παραδιδοὺς (paradidous)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

had arranged
Δεδώκει (Dedōkei)
Verb - Pluperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

a signal
σύσσημον (syssēmon)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4953: A signal agreed upon. Neuter of a compound of sun and the base of semaino; a sign in common, i.e. Preconcerted signal.

with them:
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“The One
Ὃν (Hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I kiss
φιλήσω (philēsō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5368: From philos; to be a friend to (an individual or an object), i.e. Have affection for; specially, to kiss.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the man];
αὐτός (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

arrest
κρατήσατε (kratēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

lead [Him] away
ἀπάγετε (apagete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 520: To lead, carry, take away; met: To be led astray, seduced. From apo and ago; to take off.

securely.”
ἀσφαλῶς (asphalōs)
Adverb
Strong's 806: Safely, securely, assuredly, certainly. Adverb from asphales; securely.


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