Matthew 27:3–10

The Suicide of Judas Iscariot

Then when* Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted what he had done* and* returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by* betraying innocent blood!” But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”* And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away and* hanged himself. But the chief priests took the silver coins and* said, “It is not permitted to put them into the temple treasury, because it is blood money.”a And after* taking counsel, they purchased withb them the Potter’s Field, for a burial place for strangers. (For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood until today.) Then what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled, who said, “And they took the thirty silver coins, the price of the one who had been priced, on whom a price had been set by the sons of Israel, 10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, just as the Lord directed me.”c

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