Matthew 27:8
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New International Version
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

New Living Translation
That is why the field is still called the Field of Blood.

English Standard Version
Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Berean Study Bible
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore that field was called Field of Blood, to this day.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

King James Bible
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore that field has been called "Blood Field" to this day.

International Standard Version
That is why that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

NET Bible
For this reason that field has been called the "Field of Blood" to this day.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore that field has been called, “The Field of Blood”, until this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's why that field has been called the Field of Blood ever since.

New American Standard 1977
For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

American King James Version
Why that field was called, The field of blood, to this day.

American Standard Version
Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even to this day.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day.

English Revised Version
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore that field has been called, The field of blood, to this day.

Weymouth New Testament
for which reason that piece of ground received the name, which it still bears, of 'the Field of Blood.'

World English Bible
Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore was that field called, 'Field of blood,' unto this day.
Study Bible
Judas Hangs Himself
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. 9Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on Him by the people of Israel,…
Cross References
Matthew 27:7
After conferring together, they used the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.

Matthew 28:15
So the guards took the money and did as they were instructed. And this account has been circulated among the Jews to this very day.

Acts 1:19
This became known to everyone living in Jerusalem; so they called that field in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
Treasury of Scripture

Why that field was called, The field of blood, to this day.

that.

Acts 1:19 And it was known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; so as that field …

unto.

Matthew 28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying …

Deuteronomy 34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: …

Joshua 4:9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of Jordan…

Judges 1:26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, …

2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves …

(8) The field of blood.--St. Luke (Acts 1:19) gives the Aramaic form, Akeldama, but assigns the death of Judas in a field which he had bought as the origin of the name. It is possible that two spots may have been known by the same name for distinct reasons, and the fact that two places have been shown as the Field of Blood from the time of Jerome downwards, is, as far as it goes, in favour of this view. It is equally possible, on the other hand, that Judas may have gone, before or after the purchase, to the ground which, bought with his money, was, in some sense his own, and there ended his despair, dying literally in Gehenna, and buried, not in the grave of his fathers at Kerioth, but as an outcast, with none to mourn over him, in the cemetery of the aliens.

Unto this day.--The phrase suggests here, as again in Matthew 28:15, an interval, more or less considerable, between the events and the record. (Comp. the Introduction as to the date of the Gospel.)

Verse 8. - The field of blood. Aceldama (Acts 1:19), the Syriac name. It was so called (διὸ) from the circumstances attending its purchase, which gave it an evil notoriety, and which the priests must have divulged. "This also," says Chrysostom, taking the blood to be that of Jesus, "became a witness against them, and a proof of their treason. For the name of the place more clearly than a trumpet proclaimed their blood guiltiness." Unto this day. Until the time when this Gospel was published, the new appellation obtained. It is implied that a considerable interval had elapsed. Such chronological hints are often found in the Old Testament (cf. Genesis 19:37, 38; Joshua 4:9, etc.). Wherefore that field was called,.... Not by the priests and elders, but by the common people, who knew by what money it was purchased,

the field of blood; or "Aceldama", which so signifies, as in Acts 1:19, not called the field of the priests, the purchasers; nor the field of the strangers, for whom it was bought; but the field of blood, being purchased with that money, for which innocent blood was betrayed; and this name it bore

unto this day; in which Matthew wrote his Gospel, about eight years after, as is thought. Jerom (x) says, that in his time this field was shown on the south side of Mount Sion.

(x) De locis Hebraicis. 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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