Judas in the Four Gospels

Where did Judas Iscariot appear in the New Testament canon?

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Chapter 26

Judas Agrees to Hand Over Jesus

14: Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

15: and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.


16: And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

Jesus Reveals Judas as His Betrayer (The Last Supper)
17: Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?"
18: He said, "Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him, `The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples.'"
19: And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover.
20: When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples;
21: and as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
22: And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?"
23: He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me, will betray me.
24: The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."
25: Judas, who betrayed him, said, "Is it I, Master?" He said to him, "You have said so."

Judas Identifies Jesus with a Kiss
47: While he [Jesus] was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
48: Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him."
49: And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Hail, Master!" And he kissed him.
50: Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

Chapter 27

Judas Regrets His Actions
1: When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
2: and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor.
3: When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
4: saying, "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself."
5: And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.
6: But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money."
7: So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
8: Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9: Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,
10: and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me."

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