Matthew 27:4
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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."

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.

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].

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!'

Matthew 27:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Innocent blood - Αιμα αθωον, a Hebraism, for an innocent man. But instead of αθωον, innocent, two ancient MSS., Syriac, Vulgate, Sahidic, Armenian, and all the Itala; Origen, Cyprian, Lucifer, Ambrose, Leo, read δικαιον, righteous, or just.

What is that to us? - What is it? - A great deal. You should immediately go and reverse the sentence you have pronounced, and liberate the innocent person. But this would have been justice, and that would have been a stranger at their tribunal.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have sinned.

Genesis 42:21,22 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...

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

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...

Exodus 12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people...

1 Samuel 15:24,30 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and your words...

1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted...

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

the innocent.

Matthew 27:19,23,24,54 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man...

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 you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city...

Jonah 1:14 Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we beseech you, let us not perish for this man's life...

Luke 23:22,41,47 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him...

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

Acts 13:28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

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 you 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;

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another...

see.

1 Samuel 28:16-20 Then said Samuel, Why then do you ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from you, and is become your enemy...

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

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

Luke 16:25,26 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

Library
The Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Crucifixion
'And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. 36. And sitting down they watched Him there; 37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Eloi.
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which human breath has ever been moulded, most awful in import, did I not feel that, containing both germ and blossom of the final devotion, it contains therefore the deepest practical lesson the human heart has to learn. The Lord, the Revealer, hides nothing that can be revealed, and will not warn away the foot that treads in naked humility even upon the
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
(Jerusalem. Friday After Dawn.) ^A Matt. XXVII. 1, 2; ^B Mark XV. 1; ^C Luke XXII. 66-23:1; ^D John XVIII. 28. ^a 1 Now when morning was come, ^c 66 And as soon as it was day, ^b straightway ^c the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, ^a all the chief priests and { ^b with} the elders ^a of the people ^b and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and ^a took counsel against Jesus to put
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The LORD won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"

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

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"

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