Matthew 27:7
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.

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

New King James Version
And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

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

NASB 1995
And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers.

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

Amplified Bible
So after consultation they used the money to buy the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers.

Christian Standard Bible
They conferred together and bought the potter’s field with it as a burial place for foreigners.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Then they had a meeting and decided to buy a field that belonged to someone who made clay pots. They wanted to use it as a graveyard for foreigners.

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

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

Good News Translation
After reaching an agreement about it, they used the money to buy Potter's Field, as a cemetery for foreigners.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and having taken counsel, they bought the potter’s field with them, for the burial of strangers;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[After]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

[they used]
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[the money]
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

to buy
ἠγόρασαν (ēgorasan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

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

potter’s
κεραμέως (kerameōs)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2763: A potter. From keramos; a potter.

field
ἀγρὸν (agron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.

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

a burial place
ταφὴν (taphēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5027: A burial, burial place. Feminine from thapto; burial.

for
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

foreigners.
ξένοις (xenois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3581: Apparently a primary word; foreign; by implication, a guest or entertainer.


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