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 Blood to this day.
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Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel,
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and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
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Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.
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When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
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Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?”
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But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.
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Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
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At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas.
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