No treachery is worse than betrayal by a family member or friend. Julius Caesar knew
such treachery. Among the conspirators who assassinated the Roman leader on March 15, 44
was Marcus Junius Brutus. Caesar not only trusted Brutus, he had favored him as a
son. According to Roman historians, Caesar first resisted the onslaught of the assassins.
But when he saw Brutus among them with his dagger drawn, Caesar ceased to struggle and,
pulling the top part of his robe over his face, asked the famous question, "You too,
Today in the Word, August 13, 1992.
William Tyndale, first translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into English, making
a Bible for the common people. In 1535 he was betrayed by a friend, taken prisoner to the
castle of Vilford, and continued to work on his translation. He was unable to finish his
work because he was sentenced to die a heretic's death: Strangulation and burning at the
stake. On October 6, 1536 he cried out his last words.