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The purchase of the field of blood, AKA. Potter's field.

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Matthew 27:3-10 Acts 1:17-20
3Then he who had betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, sorrowing, Judas returned the thirty pieces of silver again to the chief priests and elders, 4saying, I have sinned, betraying innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? You see to that. 5And he threw the pieces of silver down in the temple and departed. And he went and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in. 8Therefore that field was called, The Field of Blood, to this day. 9Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him who had been priced, whom they of the children of Israel valued, 10and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
17For he was numbered with us and had obtained part of this ministry. 18Indeed, then, this one purchased a field with the reward of unrighteousness. And falling headlong, he burst apart in the middle, and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it was known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem, so much so that field is called in their own dialect, Akeldama, that is to say, Field of Blood. 20 For it is written in the Book of Psalms, Let his estate become forsaken, and he not be living in it. And, let another take his overseership.
  • Scripture must be fulfilled, but woe to he who betrays the Son of God. We are responsible for our actions.