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6But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money.”

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6. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury—"the Corban," or chest containing the money dedicated to sacred purposes (see on Mt 15:5).

because it is the price of blood—How scrupulous now! But those punctilious scruples made them unconsciously fulfil the Scripture.




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