Matthew 27:1-9 NIV

Judas Hangs Himself

1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death.1

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2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over2 to Pilate, the governor.3

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3 When Judas, who had betrayed him,4 saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins5 to the chief priests and the elders.

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4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."6

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      5 So Judas threw the money into the temple7 and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.8

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      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 Blood9 to this day.

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      9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:10 "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel,

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