His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
Do not drag me away with the wicked
And with those who work iniquity,
Who speak peace with their neighbors,
While evil is in their hearts.
My soul is among lions;
I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows
And their tongue a sharp sword.
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey
And smoother than oil is her speech;
They speak falsehood to one another;
With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”
They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah.
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
He who hates disguises it with his lips,
But he lays up deceit in his heart.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes,
And a flattering mouth works ruin.
And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,