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Matthew 26:49

    Matthew 26:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And straight away he came to Jesus and said, Master! and gave him a kiss.

    Webster's Revision

    And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.

    World English Bible

    Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.

    Definitions for Matthew 26:49

    Forthwith - Immediately.
    Hail - A greeting of joy and peace.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:49

    Hail, Master - The word translated "hail," here, means to "rejoice," to have joy, and also to have "cause" of joy.

    It thus expresses the "joy" which one friend has when he meets another, especially after an absence. It was used by the Jews and Greeks as a mode of salutation among friends. It would here seem to express the "joy" of Judas at finding his Master and again being "with him."

    Master - In the original, "Rabbi." See the notes at Matthew 23:7.

    Kissed him - Gave him the common salutation of friends when meeting after absence. This mode of salutation was more common among Eastern nations than with us.