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Matthew 27:8

    Matthew 27:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why that field was called, The field of blood, to this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause that field was named, The field of blood, to this day.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.

    World English Bible

    Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 27:8

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:8

    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!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:8

    The field of blood - The field purchased by the price of blood. The name by which this field was called was "Aceldama," Acts 1:19. It was just without the walls of Jerusalem, on the south of Mount Zion. It is now used as a burying-place by the Armenian Christians in Jerusalem, who have a magnificent convent on Mount Zion - Missionary Herald, 1824, p. 66. See the plan of Jerusalem.

    To this day - That is, to the day when Matthew wrote this gospel, about 30 years after the field was purchased.