I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled…
The devil had already put it into his heart to betray the Lord (ver. 2). Wounded pride (Matthew 26:14), Satanic influence (Luke 22:3), and the love of money — these were the great evils that lay at the root of his conduct. And yet, who can tell what struggles he must have gone through ere he brought himself to carry his resolution into effect?
Parallel VersesKJV: I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.