It’s a rather melodramatic saying: “She took her 30 pieces of silver.” Today, it’s often used when someone sells their kiss and tell story to the tabloids. It speaks of a person who easily betrays someone who has trusted in them, because the offer of money is just too good to turn down.
The original 30 pieces of silver were paid to Judas Iscariot, the friend and follower of Jesus who eventually betrayed him. Here’s the handover of the cash, as told in the old King James version of the Bible…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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