Matthew 27:7
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New International Version
So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.

New Living Translation
After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter's field, and they made it into a cemetery for foreigners.

English Standard Version
So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.

Berean Study Bible
After conferring together, they used the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.

Berean Literal Bible
And having taken counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, for a burial place for strangers.

New American Standard Bible
And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter's Field as a burial place for strangers.

King James Bible
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they conferred together and bought the potter's field with it as a burial place for foreigners.

International Standard Version
So they decided to use the money to buy the Potter's Field as a burial ground for foreigners.

NET Bible
After consulting together they bought the Potter's Field with it, as a burial place for foreigners.

New Heart English Bible
They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they took counsel, and they bought with it the field of a potter as a graveyard for the burial of strangers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they decided to use it to buy a potter's field for the burial of strangers.

New American Standard 1977
And they counseled together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field to bury strangers in.

King James 2000 Bible
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

American King James Version
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

American Standard Version
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers.

Darby Bible Translation
And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers.

English Revised Version
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Weymouth New Testament
So after consulting together they spent the money in the purchase of the Potter's Field as a burial place for people not belonging to the city;

World English Bible
They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.

Young's Literal Translation
and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;
Study Bible
Judas Hangs Himself
6The chief priests picked up the pieces of silver and said, “It is unlawful to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7After conferring together, they used the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:6
The chief priests picked up the pieces of silver and said, "It is unlawful to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money."

Matthew 27:8
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Treasury of Scripture

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

(7) And they took counsel.--As before, they held a council.

The potter's field.--In Jeremiah 18:2 we read of the "potter's house" as being outside the city, probably, from Jeremiah 19:2, in the Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna), on the south side of Jerusalem. It is probable that it had been worked out in course of time, and was now in the state of a disused quarry. It was necessary, now that Roman soldiers were often stationed in the city, and men of all nations came to it, to provide some burial-place for them; but no Jew would admit their bones into the sepulchre of his fathers. On the other hand, every devout Jew would shrink from the thought of burying his dead in the foul and hateful spot which had become the type of the unseen Gehenna. (See Notes on Matthew 5:22.) There was, therefore, a subtle fitness of association in the policy which the priests adopted. The place was itself accursed; it was bought with accursed money; it was to be used for the burial of the accursed strangers.

Verse 7. - They took counsel. They deliberated how to dispose of this blood money. This deliberation may have taken place after the Crucifixion. The potter's field. The spot was well known at the time. It is traditionally said to have lain on the south of Jerusalem - on the hillside across the valley of Hinnom, on what is called the Hill of Evil Counsel. Here is found a tract of clay, which is still used by the potters of the city. In the time of our Lord. the clay probably was considered to be exhausted, and the area, excavated in all directions, and useless for agricultural purposes, was sold for a trifling price. To bury strangers in. The "strangers" are probably not pagans, but foreign Jews and Gentile proselytes, who came to Jerusalem to attend the festival, and died there. Others think that foreigners (Greeks and Romans, etc.) exclusively are meant, the Jews regarding their very presence in the holy city as defilement, and a cemetery purchased by unclean money a fitting spot for their interment. The "field" was set apart in the Crusaders' times as a burial place for pilgrims, and to this day contains a charnel house wherein are deposited the poor and unhonoured dead of Jerusalem. And they took counsel,.... With one another, considered of the matter, and deliberated about it a while; and at last came to a resolution,

and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in: a field of no great value, or it could not have been bought so near Jerusalem for so small a sum as thirty pieces of silver. Grotius's conjecture seems to be a good one, that it was a field the potter had dug up for his use, and had made the most of it; so that it was good for nothing, but for the purpose for which these men bought it, "to bury strangers in": either such as were not of their own nation, as the Roman soldiers, many of which were among them, and who they did not suffer to be buried among them; or proselytes, or such as came from distant parts, at their three festivals, many of whom may be supposed to die at such times: now by this act of humanity in providing for the interment of strangers, they designed, and hoped to have covered their wickedness in bargaining with Judas to betray innocent blood, for this sure of money; but it was so ordered by divine providence, that this became a public and lasting memorial of their sin and infamy: for it follows, 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.
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