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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

14:21 woe to that man. Some have tried to justify Judas’ betrayal in terms of some supposed noble motive he may have had, but this is not the analysis revealed by Christ. Jesus called him “a devil” (John 6:70) and said it would have been better for him if he had never been born. He was the treasurer of the group, and a thief (John 12:6). Perhaps he feared exposure. Also, he was actually possessed by Satan himself when he conceived and carried out his evil scheme (John 13:2,27).

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