The Son of Man is to go just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Bible other translations

“woe.” The Greek word is ouai (#3759 οὐαί; pronounced ooh-eye’). For an explanation of the meaning of “woe,” see commentary on Matthew 11:21. In this context, “woe” 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