New International Version
From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
King James Bible
And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Darby Bible Translation
And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.
World English Bible
From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Young's Literal Translation
and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.
Matthew 26:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He sought opportunity - Ευκαιριαν, a convenient or fit opportunity. Men seldom leave a crime imperfect: when once sin is conceived, it meets, in general, with few obstacles, till it brings forth death. How deceitful, how deeply damning, is the love of money! Well might a heathen exclaim, while contemplating the grave of a person who was murdered for the sake of his wealth: -
- Quid non mortalia pectora cogis Auri Sacra Fames?
Virg. Aen. iii.56
"O! cursed lust of gold! what wilt thou not compel the human heart to perpetrate?"
Judas is deservedly considered as one of the most infamous of men, his conduct base beyond description, and his motives vile. But how many, since his time, have walked in the same way! How many, for the sake of worldly wealth, have renounced the religion of their Lord and Master, and sold Jesus, and their interest in heaven, for a short-lived portion of secular good! From John 12:6, we learn that Judas, who was treasurer to our Lord and his disciples, (for he carried the bag), was a thief, and frequently purloined a portion of what was given for the support of this holy family. Being disappointed of the prey he hoped to have from the sale of the precious ointment, Matthew 26:9, he sold his Master to make up the sum. A thorough Jew!
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and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you."
1 Corinthians 16:12
Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.
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