Matthew 27 Jeremiah referenced but Zechariah has verse

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  1. revmwc

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    A pastor was showing that Matthew referenced Jerimiah as the prophet who predicted the 30 pieces of silver and the purchase of the potters field

    Mattehew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
    6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
    7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
    8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
    9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;


    Most of your reference Bibles say this is the reference of Matthew not Jeremiah.

    Zechariah 11: 11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
    12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
    13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

    I pointed to the following as the possible reference?

    Jerimiah 19:1 "...Go and get a potter's earthen bottle..."
    2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
    3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.

    Jerimiah 7: 31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
    32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of 31And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
    32Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.

    Since it doesn't say in the Jeremiah passage that the 30 pieces of silver were used and the wording not the same he said there were letters by Jeremiah not published and this was the reference and Zechariah repeated what Jeremiah had said in a different writing. So what say you all?
     
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  2. Scarlett O.

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    Here's what David Guzik says:

     
  3. HankD

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    It has happened before. One prophet originates a scripture and another who perhaps learned at his feet also records it.

    Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.​

    Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.​

    Though your passage is not recorded in Jeremiah but in Zechariah, the Spirit of God knows the prophet in whom He originated the passage.​

    HankD​
     

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