Mark 14:5
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New International Version
It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.

New Living Translation
"It could have been sold for a year's wages and the money given to the poor!" So they scolded her harshly.

English Standard Version
For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her.

New American Standard Bible
"For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.

King James Bible
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this oil might have been sold for more than 300 denarii and given to the poor." And they began to scold her.

International Standard Version
This perfume could have been sold for more than 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute." So they got extremely angry with her.

NET Bible
It could have been sold for more than three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor!" So they spoke angrily to her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“It would have been possible to sell this for more than 300 denarii and for it to be given to the poor.” And they were indignant at her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This perfume could have been sold for a high price, and the money could have been given to the poor." So they said some very unkind things to her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarius and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

King James 2000 Bible
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

American King James Version
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

American Standard Version
For this ointment might have been sold for above three hundred shillings, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Darby Bible Translation
for this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they spoke very angrily at her.

English Revised Version
For this ointment might have been sold for above three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Weymouth New Testament
For that ointment might have been sold for fifteen pounds or more, and the money have been given to the poor." And they were exceedingly angry with her.

World English Bible
For this might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." They grumbled against her.

Young's Literal Translation
for this could have been sold for more than three hundred denaries, and given to the poor;' and they were murmuring at her.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - For this ointment might have been sold for above three hundred pence, and given to the poor. Three hundred pence would amount to about £10 12s. 6d. of English money. It appears from St. John (John 13:29) that the wants of the poor were carefully attended to by our Lord and his disciples. And they murmured against her ἐνεβριμῶντο); another very expressive verb in the original, they growled at her; rebuked her vehemently.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence,.... Which, was to the value of our money nine pounds, seven shillings, and sixpence:

and given to the poor; which was thought to be a better way of expending it, than by pouring it on the head of Christ:

and they murmured against her: that she should lavish so much money away in such an imprudent manner; they reproved her for it, expressed much resentment at it, and were very angry with, her upon the account of it; See Gill on Matthew 26:8, Matthew 26:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence—between nine and ten pounds sterling.

and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her—"This he said," remarks John (Joh 12:6), and the remark is of exceeding importance, "not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and had the bag"—the scrip or treasure chest—"and bare what was put therein"—not "bare it off" by theft, as some understand it. It is true that he did this; but the expression means simply that he had charge of it and its contents, or was treasurer to Jesus and the Twelve. What a remarkable arrangement was this, by which an avaricious and dishonest person was not only taken into the number of the Twelve, but entrusted with the custody of their little property! The purposes which this served are obvious enough; but it is further noticeable, that the remotest hint was never given to the Eleven of his true character, nor did the disciples most favored with the intimacy of Jesus ever suspect him, till a few minutes before he voluntarily separated himself from their company—for ever!

Mark 14:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
4But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted? 5"For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her. 6But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:28
"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.

Matthew 20:11
When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.

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

Mark 14:6
"Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
Treasury of Scripture

For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

pence. See

Matthew 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, …

John 6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient …

have been given.

John 12:5,6 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor…

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had …

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working …

And they.

Exodus 16:7,8 And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; for …

Deuteronomy 1:27 And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated …

Psalm 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and listened not to the voice of the LORD.

Matthew 20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the manager of the house,

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives …

John 6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves.

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed …

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …

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