New Living Translation
After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter's field, and they made it into a cemetery 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:7 They bought with them the potter's field - Well known, it seems, by that name. This was a small price for a field so near Jerusalem. But the earth had probably been digged for potters' vessels, so that it was now neither fit for tillage nor pasture, and consequently of small value. Foreigners - Heathens especially, of whom there were then great numbers in Jerusalem.
LibraryThe Fourth Word
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
Let Him Deliver Him Now
The Rent Veil
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."
That is why the field is still called the Field of Blood.
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