Matthew 27:5
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New International Version
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

New Living Translation
Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.

English Standard Version
And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.

New American Standard Bible
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

King James Bible
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he threw the silver into the sanctuary and departed. Then he went and hanged himself.

International Standard Version
Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

NET Bible
So Judas threw the silver coins into the temple and left. Then he went out and hanged himself.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cast the silver into The Temple and departed, and he went and hanged himself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he threw the money into the temple, went away, and hanged himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself.

King James 2000 Bible
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

American King James Version
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

American Standard Version
And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter.

Darby Bible Translation
And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

English Revised Version
And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Weymouth New Testament
Flinging the shekels into the Sanctuary he left the place, and went and hanged himself.

World English Bible
He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.

Young's Literal Translation
and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.
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 5. - He cast down the pieces of silver in the temple (ἐν τᾷ ναῷ, in the sanctuary, or, as good manuscripts read, εἰς τὸν ναόν, into the sanctuary). The priests were in the priests' court (which would be included in the term ναός), separated by a stone partition from the court of the Gentiles. Into the latter area Judas had pressed; and, hurrying to the wall of division, he flung the cursed shekels with all his force into the inner place, as if to rescind the iniquitous contract and to cast away its pollution. He departed. He rushed away from the temple and the city into solitude, down into and across the valley of Hinnom, up the steep sides of the overhanging mountain - anywhere to escape human eyes, and, if it might be, to flee from himself. Vain endeavour! The memory of his useless crime haunts him; he has no hope in earth or heaven; life under this burden is no longer supportable. Went and hanged himself (ἀπήγξατο, he strangled himself; laqueo se suspendit, Vulgate). He mounted some precipitous rock, and unwinding the girdle (for it was unnecessary to find and take a rope with him) which he wore, and in which he had doubtless carried the pieces of silver, fastened it round his neck, and securing it to some tree or projecting stone, flung himself from the height. The horrible result is told by St. Peter in his first address to the disciples (Acts 1:48), "Falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out." This may have resulted from the breaking of the girdle. A fragment of Papias gives another explanation, recounting that he was crushed and disembowelled by a passing waggon. Thus Judas, the only man concerning whom the terrible expression is used, went "to his own place" (Acts 1:25). he is the Ahithophel of the New Testament (2 Samuel 17:23: Psalm 41:9; Psalm 55:12-14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple,.... Upon the ground, in that part of the temple where they were sitting; in their council chamber, , "the paved chamber", where the sanhedrim used to meet (m): for it seems they would not take the money of him; and he was determined not to carry it back with him, and therefore threw it down before them, left it,

and departed; from the sanhedrim: and went; out of the temple; not to God, nor to the throne of his grace, nor to his master, to ask pardon of him, but to some secret solitary place, to cherish his grief and black despair,

and hanged himself. The kind and manner of his death, as recorded by Luke in Acts 1:18 is, that "falling headlong, he burst asunder the midst, and all his bowels gushed out"; which account may be reconciled with this, by supposing the rope, with which he hanged himself, to break, when falling; it may be, from a very high place, upon a stone, or stump of a tree; when his belly burst, and his guts came out: or it may be rendered, as it is in the Arabic and Ethiopic versions, "he was strangled"; and that either by the devil, as Dr. Lightfoot thinks; who, having been in him for the space of two or three days, caught him up into the air, and threw him down headlong; and dashing him on the ground, he burst in the midst, and his bowels gushed out, and the devil made his exit that way: or by a disease called the squinancy, or quinsy, a suffocation brought upon him by excessive grief, deep melancholy, and utter despair; when being choked by it, he fell flat upon his face, and the rim of his belly burst, and his entrails came out. This disease the Jews call "Iscara"; and if it was what he was subject to from his infancy, his parents might call him Iscariot from hence; and might be designed in providence to be what should bring him to his wretched end: and what is said of this suffocating disorder, seems to agree very well with the death of Judas. They say (n), that

"it is a disease that begins in the bowels, and ends in the throat:''

they call death by it, , "an evil death" (o); and say (p), that

"there are nine hundred and three kinds of deaths in the world, but that , "the hardest of them all is Iscara"; which the Gloss calls "strangulament", and says, is in the midst of the body:''

they also reckon it, , "a violent death" (q); and say (r), that the spies which brought a bad report of the good land, died of it. Moreover, they affirm (s), that

"whoever tastes anything before he separates (i.e. lights up the lamp on the eve of the sabbath, to distinguish the night from the day), shall die by "Iscara", or suffocation.''

Upon which the Gloss says, this is

"measure for measure: he that satisfies his throat, or appetite, shall be choked: as it is said (t) he that is condemned to be strangled, either he shall be drowned in a river, or he shall die of a quinsy, this is "Iscara".''

(m) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 88. 2.((n) Gloss. in T. Bab. Sabbat, fol 33. 1.((o) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 62. 9. (p) Beracot, fol. 3. 1. (q) Gloss. in T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 19. 2.((r) T. Bab. Sota, fol. 35. 1.((s) T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 105. 1.((t) T. Bab. Cetubot, fol. 30. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. And he cast down the pieces of silver—The sarcastic, diabolical reply which he had got, in place of the sympathy which perhaps he expected, would deepen his remorse into an agony.

in the temple—the temple proper, commonly called "the sanctuary," or "the holy place," into which only the priests might enter. How is this to be explained? Perhaps he flung the money in after them. But thus were fulfilled the words of the prophet—"I cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord" (Zec 11:13).

and departed, and went and hanged himself—For the details, see on [1370]Ac 1:18.

Matthew 27:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Judas Hangs Himself
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. 6The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood."…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:23
When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

Matthew 26:61
and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

Matthew 27:6
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."

Luke 1:9
he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

Luke 1:21
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.

Acts 1:18
(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.
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