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THE BETRAYAL OF CHRIST


 

The account of the betrayal of Christ seems to be full of inconsistencies, but this is not possible as there are no lies in the bible. A close examination of the relevant scriptures will reveal some astounding surprises.

 

Judas Iscariot is one of the twelve.

 

Mat 26:14  Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

 

Judas Iscariot betrayed Christ, as many verses show.

 

Mat 10:4  Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

 

Mat 26:14  Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Mat 26:15  and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.

Mat 26:16  So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

 

Mar 3:19  and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.

 

Mar 14:10  Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.

 

Luk 6:16  Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.

 

Joh 6:71  He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.

 

Joh 12:4  But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,

 

Joh 13:2  And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,

 

Joh 13:21  When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."

 

Joh 13:25  Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"

Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Joh 13:27  Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

 

Notice the following verse, Jesus knew that Judas Iscariot would betray Him. 

 

Joh 13:11  For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

 

There is absolutely no doubt that Judas Iscariot one of the twelve disciples, betrayed Christ, and Christ knew it was going to happen.

 

Mat 10:2  Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Mat 10:3  Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Mat 10:4  Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

 

Judas Iscariot was a thief. Jesus Christ knew this. 

 

Joh 12:4  But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,

Joh 12:5  "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"

Joh 12:6  This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

 

Be prepared for some astounding knowledge. God the Father had not given the true meaning of Psalm 41 to Jesus Christ. I have to repeat that statement: God the Father had not given the true meaning of Psalm 41 to Jesus Christ.

 

The scriptures show clearly that Christ knew that Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him. Christ applied Psalm 41 to Judas Iscariot; but consider carefully: Christ never trusted Iscariot, because Iscariot was a thief, and Iscariot was a betrayer. Christ applied Psalm 41 v 9 to Judas Iscariot: The true meaning applies to a familiar friend. 

 

Psa 41:9  Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

 

Joh 13:18  "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS BREAD WITH ME HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'

 

The big question is: Who is the familiar friend? The quoted verses above show that the betrayer that Christ knew about is called ‘Judas Iscariot’, or ‘Judas; one of the twelve’, or ‘one of the twelve’. The familiar friend is a different betrayer.

 

Jesus knew that He was about to be betrayed, all the scriptures show that He was expecting Judas Iscariot.

 

Mat 26:45  Then He came to His disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

 

Judas Iscariot came with a great multitude.

 

Mat 26:47  And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.



Verse 48 is not talking about Iscariot: look at the reaction of Christ in verse 50.

 

Mat 26:48  Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him."

Mat 26:49  Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

 

Jesus said; ‘Friend, why have you come’ He was expecting Judas Iscariot, who was with the crowd; He was not expecting a friend [clansman or comrade.] 

 

Mat 26:50  But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.

 

Mark’s version is similar; verse 43 is about Judas Iscariot.

 

Mar 14:43  And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

 

Verse 44 is about the other Judas.

 

Notice also that this Judas wanted Christ lead away SAFELY.
He probably thought that Jesus would be put in prison or some such thing.  He had no idea that His capture would lead to His death. 
There is no mention of this Judas going to the chief priests and arranging for the reward of 30 pieces of silver, however it did happen because this Judas returned the money to the chief priests, {Matt 27 v 3} and he made a token with them saying whom ever I kiss {Mar 14 v 44}.  These scriptures show that this Judas had plotted with the chief priests. 

 

Mar 14:44  Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely."

Mar 14:45  As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

Mar 14:46  Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.

 

Luke’s account is about Iscariot: Notice that Jesus knew that Judas was there to betray Him. Christ did not know why the other Judas kissed Him [Mat. 26 v 50.] Judas Iscariot went before the multitude. Judas Iscariot drew near to kiss Jesus, but Christ spoke to Iscariot and he may not have actually kissed Christ.

 

Luk 22:47  And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.

Luk 22:48  But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

 

Notice there are two people called Judas.  One went before the mob, and the other went with the mob. In verse 5: Judas who also betrayed Him stood with them. [The word ‘also’ infers that there were two betrayers.] 

 

Joh 18:1  When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.

Joh 18:2  And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.

Joh 18:3  Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

Joh 18:4  Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

Joh 18:5  They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them,  "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

Joh 18:6  Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.



SO FAR.

 

One Judas went before a multitude; this was Judas Iscariot. He was to betray Christ with a kiss, but was probably stopped from doing so. Christ knew He was being betrayed. 
One Judas went with a different multitude, and betrayed Christ with a kiss. Christ did not know that this Judas was betraying him. When this Judas kissed Christ, the multitude came and took him. This Judas was a friend [clansman] of Christ.

 

The betrayer’s fate.

 

It was not Judas Iscariot who hung himself, it was the other Judas. The Judas quoted below hung himself. 

 

Mat 27:3  Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Mat 27:4  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"

Mat 27:5  Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

 

Notice carefully that the chief priests then went and bought the potter’s field with this money. 

 

Mat 27:6  But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."

Mat 27:7  And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Mat 27:8  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Mat 27:9  Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE VALUE OF HIM WHO WAS PRICED, whom they of the children of Israel priced,

Mat 27:10  AND GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER'S FIELD, AS THE LORD DIRECTED ME."

 

Now let’s look at what happened with Judas Iscariot. 

 

Judas Iscariot, identified below, fell headlong into the field of blood and died.

 

Act 1:16  "Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;

Act 1:17  for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry."

 

Iscariot went and purchased a field with his reward money, that field was called Aceldama.
There are two different fields purchased, one called the Potter’s field, bought by the chief priests.

 

Mat 27:6  But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."

Mat 27:7  And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

 

The other field is called Aceldama, purchased by Judas Iscariot.

Judas Iscariot bought this field probably for an investment, he was not repentant, and he fell he did not kill himself, he simply fell.

 

Act 1:18  (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.

Act 1:19  And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)

 

Judas Iscariot fell that he might go to his own place. Judas Iscariot is a devil, and as such went to Hades on his physical death.

 

Joh 6:70  Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"

 

Act 1:25  to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."

 

Let’s look at the scripture that Jesus had ascribed to Judas Iscariot. It is obvious that the betrayer, other than Iscariot, was Jesus’ own brother.

 

Psa 41:9  Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

 

Mat 13:55  Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?

 

Jesus Christ knew that Judas Iscariot would betray Him; He did not know that His own brother would also betray Him. This would explain why Christ waited till the last minute to arrange for His mother, Mary, to live with John.

 

Joh 19:26  When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"

Joh 19:27  Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

 

According to scripture, Jesus’ brothers did not believe Him.

 

Joh 7:5  For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

 

Judas was the only brother that Jesus trusted.

 

Psa 41:9  Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

 

What a shock for Christ, the only brother He trusted betrayed Him, and then hung himself. That is why Christ did not arrange for His mother to live with John before His betrayal; there was no need to, since Judas was there to look after her.

 

The question arises, why did God the Father let Jesus be surprised by His brother’s betrayal? Christ had to be tempted in all points.

 

Heb 4:15  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

 

Heb 5:8  though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

 

What absolute breathtaking knowledge.  Christ learned obedience by suffering.  Once again as we learn more about Christ and God the Father, we realise that Christ suffered more than we ever believed, and He did it for us weak gutted human beings.

 

The following scriptures give the sequence of happenings at the time of Christs’ betrayal.

 

Jesus was expecting Judas Iscariot to come and betray Him.

 

Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

 

Judas Iscariot came with a multitude from the chief priests, scribes, and elders. 

 

Mar 14:42  Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand."

Mar 14:43  And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

 

Luk 22:47  And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.

 

Iscariot intended to kiss Christ, but did not. 

 

Luk 22:48  But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

 

Judas, Christs’ brother, came with a detachment of troops. Judas Iscariot had come with a great multitude.

 

Joh 18:2  And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.

Joh 18:3  Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

 

Judas, Christ’s brother, came and straightway kissed Christ. 

 

Mar 14:44  Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely."

Mar 14:45  As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

 

Jesus did not know why His brother had come, so He asked the detachment of men who they were seeking.

 

Mat 26:50  But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.   [The last part of this verse did not happen until Jesus had spoken to the band of men.]

 

Joh 18:4  Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

Joh 18:5  They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them,  "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

 

The detachment of men fell backwards. This seems to be a fulfilment of Psalm 40v14. The words ‘I am’ refer to Jesus telling them that He was God.  This is most likely why they fell backwards.

 

Joh 18:6  Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.

 

Psa 40:14  Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who seek to destroy my life; Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor Who wish me evil.

Jesus was concerned for His disciples.

 

Joh 18:7  Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

Joh 18:8  Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

Joh 18:9  that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."

 

Judas, Christ’s brother kissed Christ, but said nothing, so Christ asked the detachment of men why they were there.

 

Mat 26:50  But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.    [The last part of this verse is now fulfilled]

 

Mar 14:46  Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.

 

The mob had laid hands on Jesus to take Him, and Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant.

 

Joh 18:10  Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

Joh 18:11  So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"

 

Mat 26:51  And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

 

Mar 14:47  And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

 

Luk 22:49  When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"

Luk 22:50  And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

 

The mob then took Jesus to the high priest Annas.

 

Joh 18:12  Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.

Joh 18:13  And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.

 

Judas, the brother of Christ, repented, and threw his money to the chief priests.

 

Mat 27:3  Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Mat 27:4  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"

Mat 27:5  Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

 

The chief priests bought the potters field with the money.

 

Mat 27:6  But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."

Mat 27:7  And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

 

Judas Iscariot bought his own field called Aceldama, probably for an investment.

 

Act 1:16  "Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;

Act 1:17  for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry."

Act 1:18  (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.

Act 1:19  And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)

 

Mat 27:8  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

 

Judas Iscariot died and went to hell, probably pushed by God the Father. 

 

Act 1:25  to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."

 

In summary we will compare the accounts concerning Judas Iscariot {one of the disciples of Christ, also called one of the twelve.} and Judas the brother of Christ. This may simplify the events of the last day of Christ’s life.



JUDAS ISCARIOT



Judas Iscariot was a devil

 

Joh 6:70  Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"

Joh 6:71  He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.


He was a thief

 

Joh 12:4  But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,

Joh 12:5  "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"

Joh 12:6  This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.



Judas went to the chief priests and betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver.

 

Mat 26:14  Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Mat 26:15  and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.

Mat 26:16  So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

 

Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

 

The following scripture shows that Christ was well aware that Judas Iscariot was going to betray Him.

 

Joh 13:27  Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

 

Joh 13:30  Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

Joh 13:31  So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

 

Now we take up the account in the garden of Gethsemane.

 

Mat 26:47  And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

 

Luke shows that Judas Iscariot went before the mob and it also appears that he went to kiss Christ but he did not. 

 

Luk 22:47  And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.

Luk 22:48  But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

 

Notice that Judas Iscariot was a guide to them that took Jesus.  He led them as stated above.

 

Act 1:16  "Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;

Act 1:17  for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry."

 

The following verse shows Iscariot bought the field called Aceldama.  Judas Iscariot bought the field with the 30 pieces of silver, he did not return the silver.  Notice how he died, he fell and burst open, he did not hang himself, there is no mention of him repenting.  He fell into the field and burst open.

 

Act 1:18  (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.

Act 1:19  And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)

 

Iscariot being a devil was sent to hell.

 

Act 1:25  to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."



JUDAS THE BROTHER OF CHRIST

 

One of the brothers of Christ was called Judas.

 

Mat 13:55  Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?

 

Mar 14:44  Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely."

Mar 14:45  As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

Mar 14:46  Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.

 

Joh 18:2  And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.

 

Notice that the group that Christ’s brother brought, were officers.

 

Joh 18:3  Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

 

The reaction from Christ shows that He did not know His own brother was going to betray Him.

 

Mat 26:50  But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.

 

Joh 18:4  Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

Joh 18:5  They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them,  "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

Joh 18:6  Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.

Joh 18:7  Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

Joh 18:8  Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

Joh 18:9  that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."

 

Notice that Judas the brother, did not buy a field, but returned the money to the chief priests and elders. 

Judas the brother of Christ, never expected any harm would come to Christ when he betrayed Him.  Judas thought He would be imprisoned or something similar.  Notice he said lead Him away safely in Mark 14 v 44.  When Judas realised that Christ was going to die, he returned the 30 pieces of silver and hung himself.  He could not live with what he had mistakenly caused. 

 

Mat 27:3  Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Mat 27:4  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"

 

Judas the brother of Christ, returned the money and hung himself.

 

Mat 27:5  Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

 

Then the chief priests bought the potter’s field with that money. 

 

Mat 27:6  But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."

Mat 27:7  And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Mat 27:8  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Mat 27:9  Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE VALUE OF HIM WHO WAS PRICED, whom they of the children of Israel priced,

Mat 27:10  AND GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER'S FIELD, AS THE LORD DIRECTED ME."

 

The above account shows clearly that Christ was in fact betrayed by Iscariot and also His own brother.