New Living Translation
So Judas came straight to Jesus. "Greetings, Rabbi!" he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.
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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LibraryThe New Passover
'Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto Him, Where wilt Thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the passover? 18. And He said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with My disciples. 19. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20. Now when the even was come, He sat down with the twelve. 21. And as they did eat, He said, …
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2 Samuel 20:9
"How are you, my cousin?" Joab said and took him by the beard with his right hand as though to kiss him.
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi.'
"Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi,' for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.
Judas, the one who would betray him, also asked, "Rabbi, am I the one?" And Jesus told him, "You have said it."
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: "You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss."
Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, "Rabbi, eat something."
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