Do it quickly! (Jn 13:27-13:27)

“After Judas

Had received

The piece of bread,

Satan entered

Into him.

Jesus said to him.

‘Do quickly

What you are going to do!’”

καὶ μετὰ τὸ ψωμίον τότε εἰσῆλθεν εἰς ἐκεῖνον ὁ Σατανᾶς. λέγει οὖν αὐτῷ Ἰησοῦς Ὃ ποιεῖς ποίησον τάχιον.

Then John indicated that after Judas had received this piece of bread (καὶ μετὰ τὸ ψωμίον τότε), Satan (ὁ Σατανᾶς.) entered into him (εἰσῆλθεν εἰς ἐκεῖνον).  Jesus (Ἰησοῦς) said to him (λέγει οὖν αὐτῷ) to go quickly (ποίησον τάχιον), and do what he was going to do (Ὃ ποιεῖς).  Matthew, 26:25, indicated that Judas (ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ Ἰούδας), the one who was betraying Jesus (ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν εἶπεν), addressed Jesus, calling him Rabbi (Ῥαββε), and not just teacher or lord.  Judas said that it surely was not him (εἶπεν Μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι).  However, Jesus replied that he had said it, so it must be so (λέγει αὐτῷ Σὺ εἶπας).  This was a clear identification of Judas as the betrayer.  Jesus wanted him to get it done as quickly as possible.  Should bad things be done quickly?

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