John 13:26 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Jesus answered," (apokrinetai oun ho lesous) "Then Jesus replied," in hushed voice to John, in confidence for the moment, that he might later recount this story.
2) "He it is, to whom," (ekeinos estin ho) "It is that one to whom," still not giving the name, to avoid a riot there at the social supper in the home of Simon the Leper, with the feast guests present, Joh 12:1-3; Mat 26:1-6; Mr 14 2.
3) "I shall give a sop when I have dipped it." (ego bapso to psomion kai dodo auto) "I shall dip the morsel, and I shall give directly to him." The sign was this, when He served or passed the other disciples morsels of bread undipped, but before He handed a morsel to Judas, He dipped it for him. The dipped morsel, was the sign of identity of the traitor, which Jesus confided to John.
4) "And when he had dipped the sop," (bapsas oun to psomion) "Then when he had dipped the morsel," in the sop, made it ready for immediate eating, without delay.
5) "He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon." (lambanei kai didosin louda Simonos Iskariotou) "He took it and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon," one of the twelve chosen apostles, Mat 10:4; Joh 6:64; Joh 6:70-71.
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