New International Version
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the temple - Ναος signifies, properly, the temple itself, into which none but the priests were permitted to enter; therefore εν τῳ ναῳ must signify, near the temple, by the temple door, where the boxes stood to receive the free-will offerings of the people, for the support and repairs of the sacred edifice. See this amply proved by Kypke.
Hanged himself - Or was strangled - απηγξατο. Some eminent critics believe that he was only suffocated by excessive grief, and thus they think the account here given will agree with that in Acts 1:18. Mr. Wakefield supports this meaning of the word with great learning and ingenuity. I have my doubts - the old method of reconciling the two accounts appears to me quite plausible - he went and strangled himself, and the rope breaking, he fell down, and by the violence of the fall his body was bursted, and his bowels gushed out. I have thought proper, on a matter of such difficulty, to use the word strangled, as possessing a middle meaning between choking or suffocation by excessive grief, and hanging, as an act of suicide. See the note on Matthew 10:4. Dr. Lightfoot is of opinion that the devil caught him up into the air, strangled him, and threw him down on the ground with violence, so that his body was burst, and his guts shed out! This was an ancient tradition.
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'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, …
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Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
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 house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.
and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"
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."
he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.
(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.
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