While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
While He was with His disciples, Jesus kept them in the Father’s name. They were kept by His power and authority. Jesus said, “none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled”. Jesus was speaking of Judas. But this did not mean that Judas was one of those given to the Son by the Father or that he ever was a genuine believer. The title “son of perdition” means Judas was consigned to eternal ruin or condemnation. Judas was not compelled to betray Christ in order to fulfill prophecy, but he chose to betray the Saviour and, in so doing, fulfilled Scripture.