and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” 1
and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me."
AND THEY GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER’S FIELD, AS THE LORD DIRECTED ME."
and purchased the potter’s field, as the Lord directed."
And they purchased the potter's field. And so they unwittingly followed the divine instructions to the letter.
And they gave them for the potter’s field, as I had word from the Lord.
and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me."
"and gave them for the potter’s field, as the LORD directed me."
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1 sn The source of this citation is debated (see the tc note on Jeremiah in v. 9 above for a related discussion). The quotation is most closely related to Zech 11:12-13, but the reference to Jeremiah in v. 9 as the source leads one to look there as well. There is no exact match for this text in Jeremiah, but there are some conceptual parallels: In Jer 18:2-6 the prophet visits a potter, and in Jer 32:6-15 he buys a field. D. A. Carson argues that Jer 19:1-13 is the source of the quotation augmented with various phrases drawn from Zech 11:12-13 (“Matthew,” EBC 8:563). W. D. Davies and D. C. Allison argue that the reference to Jeremiah is not meant to refer to one specific text from that prophet, but instead to signal that his writings as a whole are a source from which the quotation is drawn (Matthew [ICC], 3:568-69). Although the exact source of the citation is uncertain, it is reasonable to see texts from the books of Jeremiah and Zechariah both coming into play here.