This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Matthew 27:3-5, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
Once, Jesus had twelve disciples, one of them was named Judas. Judas had promised to help the religious leaders catch Jesus. So, one night, Judas led the leaders to Jesus and kissed Him on the cheek, which was the signal they had agreed upon. The leaders arrested Jesus and sentenced Him to die on the cross.
After Judas saw that Jesus was condemned to die, he realized he had made a terrible mistake. He went to the religious leaders and tried to return the thirty pieces of silver they had given him to betray Jesus. He told them that he had sinned by betraying an innocent man.
But the leaders didn’t care about Judas or his guilt. They only wanted Jesus dead. They told Judas to deal with his own problems. Judas didn’t know what to do, so he threw the silver into the temple and left. He was filled with so much sadness and regret that he decided to take his own life. So, he hanged himself.
- Betraying others is a sin that can lead to feelings of guilt and shame.
- Seeking forgiveness from those we have wronged is important, but it is ultimately God who forgives us.
- Suicide is never the answer, and we should always seek help when we are struggling with difficult emotions.