MATTHEW 27:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Matthew 27:4 Translation & Meaning

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Saying, λέγων, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean Saying
I have sinned Ἥμαρτον Properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e., (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin sinned
in that I have betrayed παραδοὺς To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit betrayed
the innocent ἀθῷον Not guilty innocent
blood. αἷμα Blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred blood
And δὲ But, and, etc And
they οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) they
said, εἶπον, To speak or say (by word or writing) said
What Τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) What
is that (No Greek definition. English implied.)
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
us? ἡμᾶς Us us
see ὄψει To gaze (i.e., with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable; and thus differing from G0991, which denotes simply voluntary observation; and from G1492, which expresses merely mechanical, passive or casual vision; while G2300, and still more emphatically its intensive G2334, signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and G4648 a watching from a distance) see
thou σὺ Thou thou
to that. (No Greek definition. English implied.)

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  • 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.

  • 6  And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.




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