Who Did Jesus Tell His Disciples Would Betray Him?

The betrayal of Jesus by one of his own disciples is a well-known story in the Bible. However, many people may not know who that disciple was. In this article, we will explore who Jesus told his disciples would betray him.

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

During the Last Supper with his disciples, Jesus made a shocking revelation that one of them would betray him. According to the Gospel of Matthew 26:21-22, “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?”

Judas Iscariot

After this announcement by Jesus, each disciple asked if it was them who would betray Jesus. However, Jesus confirmed that it was indeed Judas Iscariot who would betray him. In Matthew 26:23-25, “And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!

it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas which betrayed him answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him,Thou hast said.”

Reason for Betrayal

Judas’ betrayal reportedly occurred because he was paid thirty pieces of silver to identify Jesus to the authorities in exchange for money (Matthew 26:14-16). Judas led a group of armed men to arrest Jesus in Gethsemane where he kissed Jesus on the cheek to identify him (Matthew 26:47-49).


In conclusion, Jesus told his disciples during the Last Supper that one of them would betray him. Judas Iscariot was the disciple who betrayed Jesus, and his betrayal was motivated by a desire for money. This event marks a pivotal moment in the life of Jesus as it led to his eventual crucifixion.