Matthew 27:8

“Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood vnto this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause that field was named, The field of blood, to this day.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore that field has been called, The field of blood, to this day.
- Webster's Bible

for which reason that piece of ground received the name, which it still bears, of `the Field of Blood.'
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.
- World English Bible

Herfor thilke feeld is clepid Acheldemac, that is, a feeld of blood, in to this dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

therefore was that field called, `Field of blood,' unto this day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 27

  • Eutychus
    "Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children." verse 25. The people pronounced a breath-taking curse upon themselves.

    And were reminded of it later, very strongly...


    "Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us." Acts 5:28.
  • A disciple
    To this day the disobedient Jews continue in their obstinate refusal of any and all reference in Scriptures to the Anointed; and vainly hope in another kind to arise after their own imaginations. They say that Moshiach can be anybody; and they even go so far as to start appointing one by themselves, from among their own. Interestingly, EVERYONE ELSE knew that Jesus was Moshiach, but they refused!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?...For he knew that for envy they had delivered him." Keywords which help us see this picture as it really was; that we have no need of putting flowerful unrealistic notions to the actual people and events, but that we may know the truth as God sees it; that EVERYONE knew but the blind haters!
  • A disciple
    "And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing." Who among us would be able to exercise such self control and hold our peace in such an situation of outrageous cruelty and injustice? In the furnace of affliction would be an understatement! Yet the Lord endured all the insult and humiliation and utter contempt being COMPLETELY INNOCENT, and bore it quietly in faith!
  • 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.

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