Mark 14:4
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New International Version
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?

New Living Translation
Some of those at the table were indignant. "Why waste such expensive perfume?" they asked.

English Standard Version
There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that?

Berean Study Bible
But some of those present expressed their indignation to one another: "Why this waste of perfume?

Berean Literal Bible
And some were indignant within themselves: "Why has this the waste of the fragrant oil been made?

New American Standard Bible
But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted?

King James Bible
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But some were expressing indignation to one another: "Why has this fragrant oil been wasted?

International Standard Version
Irritated, some who were there asked one another, "Why was the perfume wasted like this?

NET Bible
But some who were present indignantly said to one another, "Why this waste of expensive ointment?

New Heart English Bible
But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and saying, "Why has this ointment been wasted?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were some of the disciples who were displeased within themselves and they said, “Why the loss of this ointment?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some who were there were irritated and said to one another, "Why was the perfume wasted like this?

New American Standard 1977
But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were some that had indignation within themselves and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

King James 2000 Bible
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

American King James Version
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

American Standard Version
But there were some that had indignation among themselves,'saying , To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

Darby Bible Translation
And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying, Why has this waste been made of the ointment?

English Revised Version
But there were some that had indignation among themselves, saying, To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

Weymouth New Testament
But there were some who said indignantly among themselves, "Why has the ointment been thus wasted?

World English Bible
But there were some who were indignant among themselves, saying, "Why has this ointment been wasted?

Young's Literal Translation
and there were certain much displeased within themselves, and saying, 'For what hath this waste of the ointment been made?
Study Bible
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
3While Jesus was in Bethany reclining at the table in the home of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke open the jar and poured it on Jesus’ head. 4But some of those present expressed their indignation to one another: “Why this waste of perfume? 5It could have been sold for over three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:24
When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.

Mark 14:3
While Jesus was in Bethany reclining at the table in the home of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke open the jar and poured it on Jesus' head.

Mark 14:5
It could have been sold for over three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor." And they scolded her.
Treasury of Scripture

And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

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Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Matthew 26:8,9 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what …

John 12:4,5 Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which …

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Ecclesiastes 5:4-8 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure …

Malachi 1:12,13 But you have profaned it, in that you say, The table of the LORD …

(4) There were some that had indignation.--Note St. Mark's limitation of the murmurers to "some," as an intermediate stage between St. Matthew's "the disciples" and St. John's naming "Judas."

Verse 4. - But there were some that had indignation - the word in the original is ἀγανακτοῦντες, ached with vexation - among themselves. St. Mark says, "there were some;" avoiding any more particular mention of them. St. Matthew (Matthew 26:8) says that the disciples generally had indignation. The murmuring seems to have been general. At length it found a definite expression in Judas Iscariot (see John 12:4). And there were some that had indignation within themselves,.... The Syriac version reads, "some of the disciples": agreeably to Matthew 26:8, particularly Judas, and others might be incensed by his means:

and said, why was this waste of the ointment made? See Gill on Matthew 26:8. 4. And there were some that had indignation within themselves and said—Matthew says (Mt 26:8), "But when His disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying," etc. The spokesman, however, was none of the true-hearted Eleven—as we learn from John (Joh 12:4): "Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him." Doubtless the thought stirred first in his breast, and issued from his base lips; and some of the rest, ignorant of his true character and feelings, and carried away by his plausible speech, might for the moment feel some chagrin at the apparent waste.

Why was this waste of the ointment made?14:1-11 Did Christ pour out his soul unto death for us, and shall we think any thing too precious for him? Do we give him the precious ointment of our best affections? Let us love him with all the heart, though it is common for zeal and affection to be misunderstood and blamed; and remember that charity to the poor will not excuse any from particular acts of piety to the Lord Jesus. Christ commended this woman's pious attention to the notice of believers in all ages. Those who honour Christ he will honour. Covetousness was Judas' master lust, and that betrayed him to the sin of betraying his Master; the devil suited his temptation to that, and so conquered him. And see what wicked contrivances many have in their sinful pursuits; but what appears to forward their plans, will prove curses in the end.
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