Matthew 27:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, I haue sinned, in that I haue betraied the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to vs? see thou to that.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood. But they said, "What is that to us? See {to that} yourself!""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou `to it'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, I have done wrong in giving into your hands an upright man. But they said, What is that to us? it is your business.
- Basic English Bible

saying, I have sinned [in] having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see *thou* [to that].
- Darby Bible

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
- Webster's Bible

and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business."
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."
- World English Bible

and seide, Y haue synned, bitraiynge riytful blood. And thei seiden, What to vs? bise thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, `What -- to us? thou shalt see!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:4


27:4 They said, what is that to us? - How easily could they digest innocent blood! And yet they had a conscience! It is not lawful (say they) to put it into the treasury - But very lawful to slay the innocent!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:4


Mt 27:4 I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. The Jewish law demanded that if new testimony was offered after condemnation the case should again be heard. Perhaps Judas thought his testimony to the innocence of Christ might, under the circumstances, be heard. What [is that] to us? No words could more emphatically declare the utter disregard of the Jewish rulers to justice. They concerned themselves not in the slightest concerning the innocence or guilt of Christ; they cared only to procure his death.

Discussion for Matthew 27

  • Lu2677
    Felicia,I saw your verse you call "fundamental doctrine"I believe all of God's word is fundamental, all 66 books. All essential to salvation. I am not a Fundamentalist. Man cannot pick and chose which scripture is essential doctrine,but they do. All of God's word is sound doctrine.
  • Felicia
    A Disciple - Many of us are like Judas we feel remorse for the evil we have done to others but not repentant towards God. It's the disposition of heart. We will do well to learn from David in Ps 51:4 "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest .." Judas preferred to die for himself he didn't want Jesus to die for Him.
  • Felicia
    Lu2677 - Here are some of the essential Christian doctrines: a) The deity of Christ Jh 8:24,58; Ex 3:14; Heb 1:8 b) Salvation by grace Eph 2:8-9; c) The Resurrection of Christ 1Cor 15:14-17 d) The Gospel Jh 1:1,14; Rom 1:16; 1Cor 15:1-4; Gal 1:8-9 e) Monotheism There's only one God Ex 20:3-6 Isa 43:10; 44:6-8. I hope this will help a little.
  • Irene123
    Disciple - we go over and over the same scriptures because after a few days this site removes them and 'later' ones on here don't get to see them. There are people on here sincerely looking for answers - and they are getting various answers to the same needs, BUT - it's God will show them His answers, amongst them all.
  • Lu2677
    What are "fundamental doctrines"?
  • A disciple
    Reading Matthew Henry's Commentary is very edifying. It makes me wonder how hard it is to find, that Christians today can have a meaningful discussion about the things of the Lord. I wonder how much some have us to keep going over and over the same fundamental doctrines of the faith and trying to expound the sense and meaning of the Word! For the lateness of the hour, we ought to be farther along.

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