“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,”
King James Version (KJV)
27:3 Then Judas seeing that he was condemned - Which probably he thought Christ would have prevented by a miracle.
Mt 27:3 Then Judas . . . saw that he was condemned. The annals of men record no sadder history than that of Judas, impelled by avarice and resentment to betray his Master for money, and only to awake to the nature of his awful crime when it was too late. The language here suggests that Judas had hoped that the betrayed Jesus would deliver himself from his enemies. Repented. Not, in the Greek, the word used for "repent" in Ac 2:38 and elsewhere, but one that means, rather, "remorse". The first, "metanoeo", means "to change the mind or purpose"; the other, "metamellomai", "to carry a burden of sorrow over the past". One promises a change in the future; the other is born of despair; Peter repented; Judas regretted.