After he said these things, Jesus was deeply disturbed and testified, “I assure you, one of you will betray me.” His disciples looked at each other, confused about which of them he was talking about. One of the disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was at Jesus’ side. Simon Peter nodded at him to get him to ask Jesus who he was talking about. Leaning back toward Jesus, this disciple asked, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It’s the one to whom I will give this piece of bread once I have dipped into the bowl.”Then he dipped the piece of bread and gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son. After Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” No one sitting at the table understood why Jesus said this to him. Some thought that, since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus told him, “Go, buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. So when Judas took the bread, he left immediately. And it was night. When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately. (John 13:21-32 CEB)
surely one of you will παραδώσει με. Paradosei me is the transliteration of that phrase. The word παραδώσει is the third person singular future active indicative of the word παραδίδωμι (paradidomi) which means to hand over. So Jesus is saying one of the 12 will hand him over.
Judas, of course, is the one he is talking about. We know that from the foreshadowing and the knowledge we have of knowing the end of the story. But the disciples didn’t know this.
And here we read when Satan entered Judas according to John. And why didn’t John do anything after Jesus dipped the bread and gave it to Judas? Jesus just told him that the one he gives the dipped bread to is the one who will hand him over. Why didn’t John stop Judas?
Why don’t we stop those around us from doing the harm they do to the church?
How do we hand Jesus over?
Loving People. Loving God.