Matthew 27 Commentary

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Matthew 27:3-5

Judas’s Remorse: After Jesus was condemned, Judas regrets his betrayal, and he tries to return the thirty pieces of silver. The chief priests refuse to accept it. Judas throws it at their feet and runs away before killing himself.

Matthew 27:6-10

Matthew reports what the priest’s did with the bribe money that Judas left in the temple. Because it was unlawful for the priests to put Judas’s returned blood money into the Temple treasury, they used it to buy the Potter’s Field, which becomes a burial place for strangers.

Matthew 27:11-14

Pilate’s First Interview with Jesus and his First Declaration of Innocence Not permitted to execute Jesus themselves, the Sanhedrin brings Jesus to Pilate early in the morning for His Roman (or Civil) Trial.