Matthew 27:4
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.”

Berean Study Bible
“I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said. “What is that to us?” they replied. “You bear the responsibility.”

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "I sinned, having betrayed innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You will see."

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
and said, "I have sinned by betraying a man who has never done anything wrong." "So what? That's your problem," they replied.

Good News Translation
"I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death!" he said. "What do we care about that?" they answered. "That is your business!"

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!"

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

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."

New American Standard 1977
saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!”

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!'
Study Bible
Judas Hangs Himself
3When Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was filled with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. 4“I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said. “What is that to us?” they replied. “You bear the responsibility.” 5So Judas threw the silver into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced, so why would you sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?"

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

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but that instead a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "You shall bear the 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 verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us…

Exodus 9:27
And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Exodus 10:16,17
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you…

the innocent.

Matthew 27:19,23,24,54
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him…

2 Kings 24:4
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Jeremiah 26:15
But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

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 ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters

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

see.

1 Samuel 28:16-20
Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? …

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

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







Lexicon
“I have sinned
Ἥμαρτον (Hēmarton)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 264: Perhaps from a and the base of meros; properly, to miss the mark, i.e. to err, especially to sin.

by betraying
παραδοὺς (paradous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

innocent
ἀθῷον (athōon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 121: (sometimes: unpunished), guiltless, innocent. Not guilty.

blood,”
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

he said.
λέγων (legōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“What [is that]
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

us?”
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

they replied.
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“You
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

bear the responsibility.”
ὄψῃ (opsē)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.
(4) I have sinned in that I have betrayed.--More accurately, I sinned in betraying.

What is that to us?--We instinctively feel, as we read these words, that deep as was the guilt of Judas, that of those who thus mocked him was deeper still. Speaking after the manner of men, we may say that a word of sympathy and true counsel might have saved him even then. His confession was as the germ of repentance, but this repulse drove him back upon despair, and he had not the courage or the faith to turn to the great Absolver; and so his life closed as in a blackness of darkness; and if we ask the question, Is there any hope? We dare not answer. Possibly there mingled with his agony, as has been suggested by one at least of the great teachers of the Church (Origen, Horn. in Matt. 35), some confused thought that in the world of the dead, behind the veil, he might meet his Lord and confess his guilt to Him.

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. 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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