New International Version
That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
King James Bible
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day.
World English Bible
Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore was that field called, 'Field of blood,' unto this day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The field of blood - In vain do the wicked attempt to conceal themselves; God makes them instrumental in discovering their own wickedness. Judas, by returning the money, and the priests, by laying it out, raise to themselves an eternal monument - the one of his treachery, the others of their perfidiousness, and both of the innocence of Jesus Christ. As, long as the Jewish polity continued, it might be said, "This is the field that was bought from the potter with the money which Judas got from the high priests for betraying his Master; which he, in deep compunction of spirit, brought back to them, and they bought this ground for a burial-place for strangers: for as it was the price of the blood of an innocent man, they did not think proper to let it rest in the treasury of the temple where the traitor had thrown it, who afterwards, in despair, went and hanged himself." What a standing proof must this have been of the innocence of Christ, and of their perfidy!
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LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
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