Bible verses about "betrayal" | ISV

John 13:1-38

1 Now before the Passover Festival, Jesus realized that his hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 By supper time, the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him. 3 Because Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into his control, that he had come from God, and that he was returning to God, 4 therefore he got up from the table, removed his outer robe, and took a towel and fastened it around his waist. 5 Then he poured some water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to dry them with the towel that was tied around his waist. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter, who asked him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered him, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later on you will understand." 8 Peter said to him, "You must never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "Unless I wash you, you cannot be involved with me." 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not just my feet, but my hands and my head as well!" 10 Jesus told him, "Whoever has bathed is entirely clean. He doesn't need to wash himself further, except for his feet. And you men are clean, though not all of you." 11 For he knew who was going to betray him. That's why he said, "Not all of you are clean." 12 When Jesus had washed their feet and put on his outer robe, he sat down again and said to them, "Do you realize what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right because that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet. 15 I have set an example for you, so that you may do as I have done to you. 16 Truly, I say to you with certainty, a servant is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you understand these things, how blessed you are if you put them into practice! 18 I'm not talking about all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But the Scripture must be fulfilled: 'The one who ate bread with me has turned against me.' 19 I'm telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM. 20 Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, the one who receives whomever I send receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who sent me." 21 After saying this, Jesus was deeply troubled in spirit and declared solemnly, "Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, one of you is going to betray me!" 22 The disciples began looking at one another, completely mystified about whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus kept loving, had been sitting very close to him. 24 So Simon Peter motioned to this man to ask Jesus about whom he was speaking. 25 Leaning forward on Jesus' chest, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?" 26 Jesus answered, "He is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread after I have dipped it in the dish." Then he took a piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After he had taken the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are going to do!" 28 Now no one at the table knew why Jesus said this to him. 29 Some thought that, since Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him to buy what they needed for the festival or to give something to the destitute. 30 So Judas took the piece of bread, immediately went outside, and it was night. 31 After Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "The Son of Man is now glorified, and God has been glorified by him. 32 If God has been glorified by him, God himself also will glorify the Son of Man, and he will do so quickly. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me, but what I told the Jews I now tell you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.' 34 I am giving you a new commandment to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." 36 Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered him, "I am going where you cannot follow me now, though you will follow me later on." 37 Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I would lay down my life for you!" 38 Jesus answered him, "Would you lay down your life for me? Truly, I tell you with certainty, a rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times."

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.

Hebrews 4:15

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.

Matthew 26:45-50

45 Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, "You might as well keep on sleeping and resting. Look! The time is near for the Son of Man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up! Let's go! See, the one who is betraying me is near!" 47 Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer personally had given them a signal, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him." 49 So Judas immediately went up to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi!" and kissed him tenderly. 50 Jesus asked him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then the other men surged forward, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him.

Mark 14:11

11 After they had listened to him, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So he began to look for a good opportunity to betray him.

Judges 16:15

15 Some time later, she asked him, "How can you keep saying 'I love you!' when your heart isn't with me? These three times you've lied to me and haven't told me where your great strength lies."

Psalms 1:1-6

1 How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. 3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does. 4 But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not escape judgment, nor will sinners have a place in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

Psalms 23:1-6

1 A Davidic Psalm. The LORD is the one who is shepherding me; I lack nothing. 2 He causes me to lie down in pastures of green grass; he guides me beside quiet waters. 3 He revives my life; he leads me in pathways that are righteous for the sake of his name. 4 Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff {— } they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me, even in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Truly, goodness and gracious love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will remain in the LORD's temple forever.

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Luke 22:3-6

3 But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the twelve disciples. 4 So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the temple police how he could betray Jesus to them. 5 They were delighted, and agreed to give him money. 6 Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.

John 13:21

21 After saying this, Jesus was deeply troubled in spirit and declared solemnly, "Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, one of you is going to betray me!"

Romans 3:23

23 since all have sinned and continue to fall short of God's glory.

Matthew 7:12

12 Therefore, whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them, because this summarizes the Law and the Prophets."

James 1:1-27

1 From: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah. To: The twelve tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. 5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith, without any doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 Such a person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he undertakes. 9 A brother of humble means should rejoice in his having been exalted, 10 and a rich person in his having been humbled, because he will fade away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass. The flower in it drops off, and its beauty is gone. That is how the rich person will fade away in his pursuits. 12 How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor's crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him. 13 When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. 14 Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire, being lured and trapped by it. 15 When that desire becomes pregnant, it gives birth to sin; and when that sin grows up, it gives birth to death. 16 Do not be deceived, my dear brothers. 17 Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow. 18 In accordance with his will he made us his children by the word of truth, so that we might become the most important of his creatures. 19 You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 For human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls. 22 Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves. 23 For if anyone hears the word but is not obedient to it, he is like a man who looks at himself in a mirror 24 and studies himself carefully, and then goes off and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the one who looks at the perfect law of freedom and remains committed to it {— } thereby demonstrating that he is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of what that law requires {— } will be blessed in what he does. 26 If anyone thinks that he is religious and does not bridle his tongue, but instead deceives himself, his religion is worthless. 27 A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Mark 11:25

25 "Whenever you stand up to pray, forgive whatever you have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins.

Luke 22:48

48 But Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

Genesis 12:3


Matthew 24:10

10 Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

Genesis 1:1-2

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 When the earth was unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters,

Ephesians 6:10-18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength. 11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the devil's strategies. 12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. 13 For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm. 14 Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and being firm-footed in the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one, 17 also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.

Matthew 6:14-15

14 Because if you forgive people their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive people their offenses, your Father will not forgive your offenses."

Proverbs 19:5

5 A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will not escape.

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