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Matthew 27:6

And 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.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Corbona. A place in the temple, where the people put in their gifts or offerings. (Challoner)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Once again they are selfcondemned by their own conscience. Don’t you see this? They knew that they had been paying straightaway for a murder. They even bought a field for the burial of strangers. They did not even put the silver into a treasury. So this directness itself became a witness against them and a proof of their treason. The Gospel of Matthew, Homily ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Even the very name of the place proclaims more sharply than a trumpet their guilt of murder. The Gospel of Matthew, Homily

John Chrysostom

AD 407
They did not make these decisions randomly but took counsel together. This indicates that no one is innocent of the deed. All are guilty. So it is in cases of conspiracy. The Gospel of Matthew, Homily

John Chrysostom

AD 407
If they had put the blood money into the treasury, their deed might have remained relatively more hidden. But the religious leaders make clear their guilt to all subsequent generations by buying the piece of land for burial. They thereby unconsciously declare their guilt. So do not imagine that someone might do a good work through murder and use the reward for some supposed good purpose. Such alms are satanic. Such reasoning is twisted. Do not be naive about this. There are still many who imagine that they are permitted to violently take countless things that belong to others. Then they make an excuse for their violence if they give some ten or a hundred gold pieces to charity. Of these the prophet has said, “You have covered my altar with tears.” Christ is not willing to be fed by covetousness. He does not accept these gifts. Why do you insult your Lord by offering these unclean things? It is better to leave people to pine with hunger than to feed them from these polluted sources. The...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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