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

  • Saint
    In matt 27:52, these are those that died in faith - Abraham, Isaac Jacob, etc. The holy city is the early church - not natural Jerusalem which was not holy since they had just crucified Jesus... read Hebrews 11 about the faith these spiritual warriors had... but without receiving the holy ghost, they could not be made perfect...
  • BB
    As we approach the solar eclipse I thought of vs 45 when darkness fell from 6th hour to 9th hour. My thoughts will be on this as the eclipse takes place. One of the best sermons I have heard lately was about the fact that the worst that happened to Jesus that day wasn t most likely not the physical toll he took but the period of time that his father had to turn his back on his son.
  • Lu2677
    Matthew 27 is;( Christ was tried, crucified, buried, V.66 they sealed the entrance of his tomb.)v.52."And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept, arose, v.53"and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the city and appeared to many."There were saints/dead before the birth of Christ. It does not say 52-53 is a glimpse into the future.Read V.54
  • A disciple
    Hi Jacqueline; I think that this was a special sign done for showing the people of Jerusalem what they were not willing to believe in; and of that which will happen in Israel and all over the world when Jesus is revealed at His coming in glory and power. The Saints who sleep shall be the first to arise, and then we who still live and remain till His coming; "and we shall be changed, IN A MOMENT."
  • Jacqueline mitchell
    please explain matt 27:52 is this the special resurrection and where could i find other verses related to this? thank you so much.
  • 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.

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