The Son of Man will go to die just as it is written about him, but how terrible it will be for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Bible see other translations

“but how terrible it will be for that man.” This warning is in Matthew 26:24, Mark 14:21, and Luke 22:22. The Greek word translated “how terrible it will be for” is ouai (#3759 οὐαί; pronounced ooh-'eye). For an explanation of the meaning of ouai, see commentary on Matthew 11:21. In this context, ouai is an expression of warning of the grief, disaster, and divine retribution that is coming to the one who betrays God’s Messiah.

Commentary for: Matthew 26:24