"I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."15
So Judas threw the money into the temple2 and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.36
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."
So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood4 to this day.
Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:5 "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel,
and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."a6
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"7"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.813
Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"914
But Jesus made no reply,10 not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.