This phrase is always about betrayal, and goes back to the most famous betrayer in history, Judas.
Judas was one of the 12 men chosen by Jesus as his closest followers. But for some reason (which continues to be argued about) Judas chose to betray Jesus to his enemies, who arrested, tried and executed him within a few hours. The crowning element in Judas’ betrayal was that he identified Jesus to his enemies by kissing him – using a sign of love and friendship. It was a kiss to make the blood run cold…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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