Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 14:44
- Token (susshmon).
- A common word in the ancient Greek for a concerted signal according to agreement. It is here only in the New Testament. Matthew 26:48 has shmeion, sign. The signal was the kiss by Judas, a contemptible desecration of a friendly salutation.
- And lead him away safely (kai apagete aspalwv).
- Only in Mark. Judas wished no slip to occur. Mark and Matthew do not tell of the falling back upon the ground when Jesus challenged the crowd with Judas. It is given by John alone (John 18:4-9).