He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
I. IN JERUSALEM. Only the pale shining of the passover moon lit the streets. The sieve was shaken, and the small soul of the money lover dropped through out of honour into shame and gloom.
II. In His HEART. For Satan, the prince of darkness, in person was ruling there. Over him swept a wave of the "outer darkness" like a cloud from the bottomless pit. Suicide was just at hand.
III. IN ALL THE VAST FUTURE. He was going "to his own place." (Job 10:22). We see at this vanishing moment that the man is lost while he is living, virtually in hell because the prince of hell is in his heart. And so we know that a soul can be damned even before it is dead.
(C. S. Robinson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.