New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered them, "Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?"
King James Bible
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you the twelve? and of you one is a devil.
World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Didn't I choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered them, 'Did not I choose you -- the twelve? and of you -- one is a devil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Have not I chosen you twelve? - There is much emphasis in these words. Have not I - I, the Saviour, the Messiah, chosen you in mercy and in love, and therefore it will be a greater sin to betray me? Chosen. Chosen to the apostolic office; conferred on you marks of special favor, and treason is therefore the greater sin. You twelve. So small a number. Out of such a multitude as follow for the loaves and fishes, it is to be expected there should be apostates; but when the number is so small, chosen in such a manner, then it becomes every one, however confident he may be, to be on his guard and examine his heart.
Is a devil - Has the spirit, the envy, the malice, and the treasonable designs of a devil. The word "devil" here is used in the sense of an enemy, or one hostile to him.
LibraryAugust 8 Evening
Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.--ROM. 10:13. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.--What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. If ye . . . being …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
March 14 Evening
How to Work the Work of God
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
So Jesus said to the twelve, "You do not want to go away also, do you?"
Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him.
"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
"I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'
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