When Judas, who had betrayed him,1 saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins2 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."35
So Judas threw the money into the temple4 and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.56
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."