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Matthew 27:1–6

Judas Hangs Himself

27 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.b So they bound him, led him away and handed him overc to Pilate the governor.d

When Judas, who had betrayed him,e saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silverf to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”

“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”g

So Judas threw the money into the templeh and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.i

The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.”

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