Do I let slip what has been told to me confidentially?
of treachery (Mt 26:21,23,25,48,49; Jn 18:4). In the sovereignty of God, the OT has a reference to betrayal being the planned means of Jesus being killed, and even the amount of money paid to the traitor (Ps 41:9; Zech 11:12,13).
At the end of this age, Jesus said, “You will be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death” – the ultimate deceit and deception (Mt 10:21, 24:10; Lk 21:16). “A gossip betrays a confidence, so avoid a person who speaks too much” (Prov 11:13, 20:19, 25:9).