New International Version
So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
King James Bible
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
Darby Bible Translation
And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To bury strangers in - Τοις ξενοις, the strangers, probably meaning, as some learned men conjecture, the Jewish strangers who might have come to Jerusalem, either to worship, or on some other business, and died there during their stay. See here, the very money for which the blessed Jesus was sold becomes subservient to the purpose of mercy and kindness! The bodies of strangers have a place of rest in the field purchased by the price at which his life was valued, and the souls of strangers and foreigners have a place of rest and refuge in his blood which was shed as a ransom price for the salvation of the whole world.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
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."
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
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