Jesus was troubled (Jn 13:21-13:21)

“After Jesus

Had spoken this,

He was troubled

In Spirit.

He declared.

‘Truly!

Very truly!

I say to you!

One of you

Will betray me!’”

Ταῦτα εἰπὼν Ἰησοῦς ἐταράχθη τῷ πνεύματι καὶ ἐμαρτύρησεν καὶ εἶπεν Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν παραδώσει με.

Then John indicated that Jesus announced that one of them would betray him, much like in the other synoptic gospels.  After Jesus (Ἰησοῦς) had spoken (Ταῦτα εἰπὼν) that he was God, he was troubled (ἐταράχθη) in his Spirit (τῷ πνεύματι).  He declared or testified (καὶ ἐμαρτύρησεν) and said (καὶ εἶπεν) with a solemn pronouncement (Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν) that one of them (ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν) was going to betray him (ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν).  Mark, chapter 14:18, said that they all took their places reclining at the table (καὶ ἀνακειμένων αὐτῶν).  However, while they were eating (καὶ ἐσθιόντων), Jesus gave a solemn declaration or proclamation (εἶπεν Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν).  He said that one of his 12 leading apostles would betray him (ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν παραδώσει με).  Matthew, chapter 26:21, said that while they were eating (καὶ ἐσθιόντων), Jesus gave a solemn declaration (εἶπεν Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν).  He said that one of his 12 leading disciples or apostles would betray him (ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν παραδώσει με).  This seems like a strange time to bring this up.  However, Jesus was clear, he knew what was going to happen.  Luke did not have this solemn declaration.  Have you ever known anyone about to betray you”?

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