Matthew 27:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
So Judas threw the silver into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

Berean Literal Bible
And having cast down the pieces of silver into the temple, he withdrew, and having gone away, 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Judas threw the money into the temple and then went out and hanged himself.

Good News Translation
Judas threw the coins down in the Temple and left; then he went off 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.

New Heart English Bible
He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away 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.

New American Standard 1977
And he threw the pieces of silver into the sanctuary and departed; and he 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.
Study Bible
Judas Hangs Himself
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. 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.”…
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 affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

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

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."

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

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

Acts 1:18
(With the reward of his wickedness Judas bought a field, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out.

Treasury of Scripture

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

and departed.

Judges 9:54
Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

1 Samuel 31:4,5
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it…

2 Samuel 17:23
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.







Lexicon
So
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Judas] threw
ῥίψας (rhipsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4496: A primary verb; to fling (see in ekteino), which indicates an extended projection); by qualification, to deposit; by extension, to disperse.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

silver
ἀργύρια (argyria)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 694: Neuter of a presumed derivative of arguros; silvery, i.e. cash; specially, a silverling.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple
ναὸν (naon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3485: A temple, a shrine, that part of the temple where God himself resides. From a primary naio; a fane, shrine, temple.

and left.
ἀνεχώρησεν (anechōrēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 402: From ana and choreo; to retire.

Then he went away
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

hanged himself.
ἀπήγξατο (apēnxato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 519: To choke, strangle; mid: I strangle or hang myself. From apo and agcho; to strangle oneself off.
(5) He cast down the pieces of silver in the temple.--The Greek word for "Temple" is that which specially denotes (as in Matthew 23:16; Matthew 26:61; John 2:19), not the whole building, but the "sanctuary," which only the priests could enter. They had stood, it would seem, talking with Judas before the veil or curtain which screened it from the outer court, and he hurled or flung it into the Holy Place.

Hanged himself.--The word is the same as that used of Ahithophel, in the Greek version of 2Samuel 17:23, and is a perfectly accurate rendering. Some difficulties present themselves on comparing this brief record with Acts 1:18, which will be best examined in the Notes on that passage. Briefly, it may be said here that the horrors there recorded may have been caused by the self-murderer's want of skill, or the trembling agony that could not tie the noose firm enough.

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). 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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