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Matthew 27. 1 - 10

posted 28 Jan 2012, 03:52 by Ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com
Thirty Silver Coins
 1-2 In the first light of dawn, all the high priests and religious leaders met and put the finishing touches on their plot to kill Jesus. Then they tied him up and paraded him to Pilate, the governor.

 3-4Judas, the one who betrayed him, realized that Jesus was doomed. Overcome with remorse, he gave back the thirty silver coins to the high priests, saying, "I've sinned. I've betrayed an innocent man."

   They said, "What do we care? That's your problem!"

 5Judas threw the silver coins into the Temple and left. Then he went out and hung himself.

 6-10The high priests picked up the silver pieces, but then didn't know what to do with them. "It wouldn't be right to give this—a payment for murder!—as an offering in the Temple." They decided to get rid of it by buying the "Potter's Field" and use it as a burial place for the homeless. That's how the field got called "Murder Meadow," a name that has stuck to this day. Then Jeremiah's words became history:

   They took the thirty silver pieces,
   The price of the one priced by some sons of Israel,
   And they purchased the potter's field.
And so they unwittingly followed the divine instructions to the letter.