MATTHEW 27:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,”

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Matthew 27:3 Translation & Meaning

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Then Τότε The when, i.e., at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution) Then
Judas, Ἰούδας Judas (i.e., Jehudah), the name of ten Israelites; also of the posterity of one of them and its region Judas
which had betrayed παραδιδοὺς To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit betrayed
him, αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
when he saw ἰδὼν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
he was condemned, κατεκρίθη To judge against, i.e., sentence condemned
repented himself, μεταμεληθεὶς To care afterwards, i.e., regret repented himself
and brought again ἀπέστρεψεν To turn away or back (literally or figuratively) brought again
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
thirty τριάκοντα Thirty thirty
pieces of silver ἀργύρια Silvery, i.e., (by implication) cash; specially, a silverling (i.e., drachma or shekel) pieces silver
to chief ἀρχιερεῦσιν The high-priest (literally, of the Jews; typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest chief
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
priests ἀρχιερεῦσιν The high-priest (literally, of the Jews; typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest priests
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
elders, πρεσβυτέροις Older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter" elders

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  • 1  When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

  • 2  And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

  • 3  Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

  • 4  Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

  • 5  And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.




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