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Matthew 27:1 Judas

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Judas

Judas felt guilty for betraying Jesus. Judas even went back to the chief priests to give the money back, but they wouldn’t take it.

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Matthew 27:1-10

1. “The Jewish council reconvened in the morning and delivered the official verdict against Jesus, so that people could not say that their hastily called night meeting was unlawful. Now all were able to attend.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 99)

2. They had Jesus taken to Pilate.

Judas Remorse

3. Remorse “is much rarer in the New Testament than the typical verb for ‘repenting’ and seems here to refer to a change of mind for feeling of regret, which falls considerably short of full-fledged repentance (2 Corinthians 7:8; and Hebrews 7:21; in which it refers to a change of mind and not sorrow for sin), Matthew 21:29, 32.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 407)

4. “Judas does acknowledge his sin and Jesus’ innocence, but he does not demonstrate the mark of genuine repentance—appropriate corrective action.” (Blomberg, 407)

“In other words, ‘You did the job, and it’s over with. We have the One we were after. We have paid you off, and we have no need of you any further.’” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 145)

5. “This man leaves the temple area, goes out, and hangs himself. He could have turned to the Lord Jesus and would have been forgiven!” (McGee, 145)

Acts 1:18-19 adds to our understanding of the event. Judas went off by himself, brooded over his terrible crime, and finally hanged himself.” (Wiersbe, 100)

Blood Money

6. “How pious they are! They can’t put it in the temple treasury because it is blood money.” (McGee, 145)

7-8. “They bought an unclean piece of property in the Hinnom Valley, according to tradition, where those who died while visiting Jerusalem could be buried.” (The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, [Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014], 1510)

9-10. “You will find this prophecy alluded to in Jeremiah 18:1-4 and evidently quoted from Zechariah 11:12-13. It is credited to Jeremiah simply because in Jesus’ day Jeremiah was the first of the books of the prophets, and that section was identified by the name of the first book.” (McGee, 145)

“The fuller Old Testament picture paralleling Judas’s and Jesus’ blood money was only seen when Matthew pulled together the themes of Jeremiah 19:1-13 and the wording of Zechariah 11:12-13. In God’s providence, their blindness extended to more than the identity of Jesus.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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