Matthew 27:7

“And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they tooke counsell, and bought with them the potters field, to burie strangers in.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter's Field as a burial place for strangers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they made a decision to get with the silver the potter's field, as a place for the dead of other countries.
- Basic English Bible

And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers.
- Darby Bible

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
- Webster's Bible

So after consulting together they spent the money in the purchase of the Potter's Field as a burial place for people not belonging to the city;
- Weymouth Bible

They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.
- World English Bible

And whanne thei hadden take counsel, thei bouyten with it a feeld of a potter, in to biryyng of pilgrymys.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:7


27:7 They bought with them the potter's field - Well known, it seems, by that name. This was a small price for a field so near Jerusalem. But the earth had probably been digged for potters' vessels, so that it was now neither fit for tillage nor pasture, and consequently of small value. Foreigners - Heathens especially, of whom there were then great numbers in Jerusalem.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:7


Mt 27:7 The potter's field. A field that had been used for the purpose of making pottery until it was worthless for other purposes and could be bought cheap. Potters' fields are still found in the Kedron Valley south of the city. To bury strangers in. A burial place for the poor. The Jews usually provided their own tombs. Peter, Ac 1:18, says that Judas fell down headlong and his bowels gushed out. The common explanation is that he hung himself on a tree overlooking the valley of Hinnom, that the rope gave way, and that he fell headlong upon the rocks below, a distance of forty to sixty feet.

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