Some say Judas was never given to Jesus, some have even used verses like those above to support such a statement. Yet, where is context landing in a balanced understanding because Jesus ALSO referred to Judas as a sheep when He gave supernatural power to the 12when He sent them all out to proclaim
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
So, Judas was chosen to follow, given supernatural power, sent out as a sheep (equal with the other 11 disciples)... and is referred to as the ONLY one to be lost.
So, Judas is covered by Jesus in prayer:
John 17:6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
But then... He prays in relation to Judas' actions and that he had been/will be, lost
v 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;[c] and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Even though we all know... Judas' faith lacked and fruit of this lacking in faith lead to decisions he made. Of which, God knows he'll make and thus, WHY (fulfilling of scripture) he was chosen and given to Jesus as a disciple.
So, at the end of the day, did God MAKE Judas do it to fulfill the scriptures, or did God know Judas would do what he'd do and the prophetic scriptures get fulfilled as God's plan unfolds?