Matthew 27:4
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New International Version
"I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."

New Living Translation
"I have sinned," he declared, "for I have betrayed an innocent man." "What do we care?" they retorted. "That's your problem."

English Standard Version
saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”

New American Standard Bible
saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!"

King James Bible
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said." What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!"

International Standard Version
saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself."

NET Bible
saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said, “I have sinned, for I have betrayed innocent blood”, but they said to him, “What is that to us? You know us.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "I've sinned by betraying an innocent man." They replied, "What do we care? That's your problem."

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

American King James Version
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

American Standard Version
saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to it .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, I have sinned [in] having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see *thou* [to that].

English Revised Version
saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

Weymouth New Testament
and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business."

World English Bible
saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."

Young's Literal Translation
'I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, 'What -- to us? thou shalt see!'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:1-10 Wicked men see little of the consequences of their crimes when they commit them, but they must answer for them all. In the fullest manner Judas acknowledged to the chief priests that he had sinned, and betrayed an innocent person. This was full testimony to the character of Christ; but the rulers were hardened. Casting down the money, Judas departed, and went and hanged himself, not being able to bear the terror of Divine wrath, and the anguish of despair. There is little doubt but that the death of Judas was before that of our blessed Lord. But was it nothing to them that they had thirsted after this blood, and hired Judas to betray it, and had condemned it to be shed unjustly? Thus do fools make a mock at sin. Thus many make light of Christ crucified. And it is a common instance of the deceitfulness of our hearts, to make light of our own sin by dwelling upon other people's sins. But the judgment of God is according to truth. Many apply this passage of the buying the piece of ground, with the money Judas brought back, to signify the favour intended by the blood of Christ to strangers, and sinners of the Gentiles. It fulfilled a prophecy, Zec 11:12. Judas went far toward repentance, yet it was not to salvation. He confessed, but not to God; he did not go to him, and say, I have sinned, Father, against heaven. Let none be satisfied with such partial convictions as a man may have, and yet remain full of pride, enmity, and rebellion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - I have sinned. He confesses his sin, indeed, yet not to God, but to the partners and instigators of his crime, and this, not with godly sorrow, but in self-disgust and vexation of spirit that could not be repressed. His was the sorrow that worketh death (2 Corinthians 7:10). In that I have betrayed [the] innocent blood (αῖμα ἀθῷον, or, according to some manuscripts, αῖμα δίκαιον, but in either case without the article). By speaking of "blood," he showed that he knew the murder was certain. Judas seems to have had no faith in Christ's Divinity, but he had perfect assurance of his holiness and innocence, and felt, and endeavoured to make the rulers feel, that an iniquitous sentence had been passed, and that a guiltless person was condemned to death. This consideration added to the bitterness of his regret. But he obtained no comfort from the hardened and unfeeling priests. They had gotten what they had desired. The question of Christ's moral guilt or innocence was nothing to them; equally indifferent to them was the fierce remorse of Judas. What is that to us? Τί πρὸς ἡμᾶς; See thou to that (σὺ ὄψει, tu videris, equivalent to "that is your concern," as in ver. 24). A more unfeeling, nay, fiendish answer could not have been given. It threw the wretched man back on himself, left him alone with his remorse, the blackness of his night unrelieved by any ray of human sympathy. In their own obduracy and impenitence they scorn the weakness of their miserable tool. As Bengel well moralizes, "Impii in facto consortes, post factum deserunt; pii, in facto non consortes, postea medentur." To sympathize with repentance is the duty and the privilege of the Christian; to deride and scoff at the returning sinner is devilish. It is profitable to contrast the sincere repentance of Peter after his fall with the remorse of the despairing Judas.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Saying, I have sinned,.... Here was a confession, and yet no true repentance; for he confessed, but not to the right persons; not to God, nor Christ, but to the chief priests and elders; nor over the head of the antitypical scape goat, not seeking to Christ for pardon and cleansing, nor did he confess and forsake sin, but went on adding sin to sin, and so found no mercy. The same confession was made by a like hardened wretch, Pharaoh, Exodus 9:27. He proceeds and points out the evil he had committed:

in that I have betrayed innocent blood, or "righteous blood"; so the Vulgate Latin, and Syriac versions, and Munster's Hebrew Gospel read, and some copies; that is, have betrayed an innocent and righteous person, and been the occasion of his blood being about to be shed, and of his dying wrongfully. So God, in his all-wise providence, ordered it, that a testimony should be bore to the innocence of Christ, from the mouth of this vile wretch that betrayed him; to cut off the argument from the Jews, that one of his own disciples knew him to be a wicked man, and as such delivered him into their hands: for though Judas might not believe in him as the Messiah, and the Son of God, at least had no true faith in him, as such; yet he knew, and believed in his own conscience, that he was a good man, and a righteous and innocent one: and what he here says is a testimony of Christ's innocence, and what his conscience obliged him to; and shows the terrors that now encompassed him about; and might have been a warning to the Jews to have stopped all further proceedings against him; but instead of that,

they said, what is that to us? see thou to that: signifying, that if he had sinned, he must answer for it himself; it was no concern of theirs; nor should they form their sentiments of Christ according to his: they knew that he was a blasphemer, and deserving of death; and whatever opinion he had of him, it had no weight with them, who should proceed against him as an evildoer, let him think or say what he would to the contrary; and suggest, that he knew otherwise than what he said: so the Syriac and Persic versions render it, "thou knowest", and the Arabic, "thou knowest better".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood—What a testimony this to Jesus! Judas had been with Him in all circumstances for three years; his post, as treasurer to Him and the Twelve (Joh 12:6), gave him peculiar opportunity of watching the spirit, disposition, and habits of his Master; while his covetous nature and thievish practices would incline him to dark and suspicious, rather than frank and generous, interpretations of all that He said and did. If, then, he could have fastened on one questionable feature in all that he had so long witnessed, we may be sure that no such speech as this would ever have escaped his lips, nor would he have been so stung with remorse as not to be able to keep the money and survive his crime.

And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that—"Guilty or innocent is nothing to us: We have Him now—begone!" Was ever speech more hellish uttered?

Matthew 27:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Judas Hangs Himself
3Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!" 5And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The LORD won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"

Psalm 94:21
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"
Treasury of Scripture

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

I have sinned.

Genesis 42:21,22 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our …

Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, …

Exodus 10:16,17 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I …

Exodus 12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and …

1 Samuel 15:24,30 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the …

1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

the innocent.

Matthew 27:19,23,24,54 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, …

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem …

Jeremiah 26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall …

Jonah 1:14 Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we …

Luke 23:22,41,47 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I …

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to …

Acts 13:28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish …

What.

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Acts 18:15-17 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look …

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being …

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make …

see.

1 Samuel 28:16-20 Then said Samuel, Why then do you ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed …

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

Luke 16:25,26 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received …

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