Matthew 26:46

ESV Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”
NIV Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!'
NASB Get up, let’s go; behold, the one who is betraying Me is near!'
CSB Get up; let's go. See, my betrayer is near."
NLT Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!'
KJV Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

What does Matthew 26:46 mean?

As He wakes Peter, James, and John from their naps, Jesus seems composed and resolved. He had asked them to watch and pray. They could not stay awake. Jesus has told them to sleep later. The betrayal is happening right now. Now He adds that it is time for them to go because His betrayer is at hand (Matthew 26:36–45).

The betrayer, of course, is Judas, one of the twelve disciples who has followed Jesus for the previous three years. Judas approaches through the dark, leading a group of Roman soldiers, Jewish temple officers, and others. They are carrying clubs and swords and torches, casting shadows around the olive orchard. It is late, perhaps midnight by this time.

Jesus knows exactly why they have come and what they will do with Him after arresting them (Matthew 16:21). This time, though, He will not disappear into the night or miraculously evade them (John 7:30, 44; 10:39). The moment has come (Mark 14:41).
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