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Matthew 27:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over1 to Pilate, the governor.2 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him,3 saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins4 to the chief priests and the elders. 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."5 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple6 and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.7 6 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." 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood8 to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:9 "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."a10

Jesus Before Pilate

27:11-26pp -- Mk 15:2-15; Lk 23:2,3,18-25; Jn 18:29-19:16

11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"11 "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.12
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