MATTHEW 27:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Matthew 27:5 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
he cast down ῥίψας To fling (properly, with a quick toss, thus differing from G0906, which denotes a deliberate hurl; and from τείνω (see in G1614), which indicates an extended projection); by qualification, to deposit (as if a load); by extension, to disperse cast down
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
pieces of silver ἀργύρια Silvery, i.e., (by implication) cash; specially, a silverling (i.e., drachma or shekel) pieces silver
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
temple, ναῷ A fane, shrine, temple temple
and departed, ἀνεχώρησεν To retire departed
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
went ἀπελθὼν To go off (i.e., depart), aside (i.e., apart) or behind (i.e., follow), literally or figuratively went
and hanged himself. ἀπήγξατο To strangle oneself off (i.e., to death) hanged himself

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  • 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.

  • 7  And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.




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