Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.
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So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
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When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.
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“I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
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So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
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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.”