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Matthew 10:4

    Matthew 10:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who was false to him.

    Webster's Revision

    Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    World English Bible

    Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:4

    Simon - He was third son of Alpheus, and brother of James and Jude, or Judas, Matthew 13:55.

    The Canaanite - This word is not put here to signify a particular people, as it is elsewhere used in the Sacred Writings; but it is formed from the Hebrew קנא kana, which signifies zealous, literally translated by Luke, Luke 6:15, ζηλωτης, zelotes, or the zealous, probably from his great fervency in preaching the Gospel of his Master. But see Luke 6:15.

    Judas Iscariot - Probably from the Hebrew איש קריות ish kerioth, a man of Kerioth, which was a city in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:25, where it is likely this man was born.

    As אסכרא iscara, signifies the quinsy, or strangulation, and Judas hanged himself after he had betrayed our Lord, Dr. Lightfoot seems inclined to believe that he had his name from this circumstance, and that it was not given him till after his death.

    Who also betrayed him - Rather, even he who betrayed him, or delivered him up; for so, I think, ο και παραδους αυτον should be translated. The common translation, who Also betrayed him, is very exceptionable, as it seems to imply, he was betrayed by some others, as well as by Judas.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:4

    Simon the Canaanite - Luke calls him "Simon Zelotes," the zealous. It is probable that he was one of a small sect of the Jews called "Zealots," on account of special zeal in religion. His native place was probably "Cana." Afterward he might with propriety be called by either title.

    Judas Iscariot - It is probable this name was given to him to designate his native place. Carioth was a small town in the tribe of Judah.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 10:4

    10:4 Iscariot - So called from Iscarioth, (the place of his birth,) a town of the tribe of Ephraim, near the city of Samaria.