New American Standard Bible
Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
King James Bible
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
Darby Bible Translation
And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses.
World English Bible
Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hail, Master - The word translated "hail," here, means to "rejoice," to have joy, and also to have "cause" of joy.
It thus expresses the "joy" which one friend has when he meets another, especially after an absence. It was used by the Jews and Greeks as a mode of salutation among friends. It would here seem to express the "joy" of Judas at finding his Master and again being "with him."
Master - In the original, "Rabbi." See the notes at Matthew 23:7.
Kissed him - Gave him the common salutation of friends when meeting after absence. This mode of salutation was more common among Eastern nations than with us.
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and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.
"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, "Surely it is not I, Rabbi?" Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself."
Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him."
Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
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