Betrayed By Friends

Psalm 55:21 “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.”

JUDAS (betrayed Christ)

Matthew 26:1-16 “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot . . . sought opportunity to betray him.”

vs. 19-25 “Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.”

vs. 45-50 “Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.”

Mark 14:10-11 “And when they heard it, they were glad. . . . And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.”

[Traitors are weak, lazy, ignorant of their own nature, and subject to Satan.]

John 13:2 “And supper being ended, the devil . . . now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot . . . to betray him. . . .”

12:6 “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag. . . .”

Luke 22:3-6 “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”


Zechariah 11:12-13 “So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. . . . And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.”

13:6 “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

Matthew 20:17-19 “ Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests. . . .”

(John 13:21 “When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.”)

PETER (denied Christ)

Luke 22:54-61 “And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.” (You don’t have to sign something to deny Christ.)

(Matthew 12:37 “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”)

v. 62 “And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.” (He betrayed the Lord and, yes, he was sorry for it.)

(Matthew 27:3-10 “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. . . .”) (Repentance made no difference here.)

(Mark 14:21 “The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.”)

DOEG THE EDOMITE (betrayed David)

1st Samuel 22:9-10

DAVID (betrayed Uriah the Hittite)

2nd Samuel 11:1-13 “And David sent and enquired after the woman . . . Bath_sheba . . . the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her. . . .”

vs. 14-15 “Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.”

1st Kings 15:4-5 “. . . David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.”

BRETHREN (shall betray each other)

Matthew 24:3-13 “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another. . . .”

Mark 13:12 “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.”

Proverbs 18:24 “. . . and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”