Matthew 27:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee cast downe the pieces of siluer in the Temple, and departed, and went and hanged himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he put down the silver in the Temple and went out, and put himself to death by hanging.
- Basic English Bible

And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.
- Darby Bible

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
- Webster's Bible

Flinging the shekels into the Sanctuary he left the place, and went and hanged himself.
- Weymouth Bible

He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hadde cast forth the siluer in the temple, he passide forth, and yede, and hongide hym silf with a snare.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:5


27:5 In that part of the temple where the sanhedrim met.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:5


Mt 27:5 Cast down the pieces of silver in the temple. Where he had this interview with the Sanhedrin. Went and hanged himself. So have done, since, thousands of criminals when the blackness of their crime had revealed itself to them. How often a man after the committal of a murder shoots himself!

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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