Matthew 27:6
New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
The leading priests picked up the coins. "It wouldn't be right to put this money in the Temple treasury," they said, "since it was payment for murder."

English Standard Version
But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests, having taken the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood."

New American Standard Bible
The 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."

King James Bible
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests took the silver and said, "It's not permitted to put it into the temple treasury, since it is blood money."

Contemporary English Version
The chief priests picked up the money and said, "This money was paid to have a man killed. We can't put it in the temple treasury."

Good News Translation
The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "This is blood money, and it is against our Law to put it in the Temple treasury."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests took the silver and said, "It's not lawful to put it into the temple treasury, since it is blood money."

International Standard Version
The high priests picked up the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put this into the Temple treasury, because it is blood money."

NET Bible
The chief priests took the silver and said, "It is not lawful to put this into the temple treasury, since it is blood money."

New Heart English Bible
The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It's not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Chief Priests took the silver, and they said, “It is not legal to put it into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests took the money and said, "It's not right to put it into the temple treasury, because it's blood money."

New American Standard 1977
And the 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the princes of the priests taking the silver pieces, said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury because it is the price of blood.

King James 2000 Bible
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

American King James Version
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

American Standard Version
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.

Darby Bible Translation
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to cast them into the Corban, since it is [the] price of blood.

English Revised Version
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

Weymouth New Testament
When the High Priests had gathered up the money they said, "It is illegal to put it into the Treasury, because it is the price of blood."

World English Bible
The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It's not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood."

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests having taken the silverlings, said, 'It is not lawful to put them to the treasury, seeing it is the price of blood;'
Study Bible
Judas Hangs Himself
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.” 7After conferring together, they used the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:5
So Judas threw the silver into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

Matthew 27:7
After conferring together, they used the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.

Mark 7:11
But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever you would have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift committed to God),

Treasury of Scripture

And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

It is not.

Matthew 23:24
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Luke 6:7-9
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him…

John 18:28
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

to put.

Deuteronomy 23:18
Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Isaiah 61:8
For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

because.







Lexicon
The
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

picked up
λαβόντες (labontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

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.

pieces of 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.

[and] said,
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.

“It is unlawful
ἔξεστιν (exestin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1832: It is permitted, lawful, possible.

to put
βαλεῖν (balein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

this
αὐτὰ (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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.

treasury,
κορβανᾶν (korbanan)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2878: A gift, offering, anything consecrated to God.

since
ἐπεὶ (epei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1893: Of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else. From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since.

it is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

blood
αἵματός (haimatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

money.”
τιμὴ (timē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.
(6) It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury.--The Greek for the last word is the Corban, or sacred treasure-chest of the Temple, into which no foreign coins were admitted, and from which the Law (Deuteronomy 23:18) excluded the unclean offerings of the price of shame, which entered largely into the ritual of many heathen nations. By parity of reasoning, the priests seem to have thought that the blood-money which was thus returned was excluded also.

Verse 6. - Took the silver pieces. They picked up the coins which Judas had flung away on the marble pavement of the court, but were perplexed to determine what they should do with them. It is not lawful. These men, who had felt no doubt or hesitation in compassing the death of an innocent Man by the foulest treachery and perversion of justice, have, or hypocritically professed to have, religious scruples about the disposal of this blood money thus thrown on their hands. While they calmly outraged all moral feeling, they punctiliously observed certain outward ceremonial decencies. "They strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." The treasury (τὸν κορβανᾶν). The temple treasury, supplied by the offerings (corbans) of the pious for the expenses of Divine worship. It is most probable that these scrupulous priests had taken from this treasury the silver which they now deemed it sinful to replace. The price of blood. The wages of murder. It was inferred from Deuteronomy 23:18 that no money unlawfully gained, or derived from an impure source, might be used in purchasing things for God's service. Under Jewish Law such money must be restored to the donor; if circumstances rendered this impossible, or the offerer insisted on giving it, it was to be expended for some public object, the original owner being considered, by a legal fiction, to be its possessor still, and that which was paid for by the money being deemed as his gift to the community (comp. Acts 1:18, "This man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity"). 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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