|New International Version (© 2011)|
"Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages."
King James Bible
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
American Standard Version
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?
Young's Literal Translation
'Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?'
John 12:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Three hundred pence - Or denarii: about 9. 13s. 9d. of our money; reckoning the denarius at 7 3/4d. One of my MSS. of the Vulgate (a MS. of the 14th century) reads, cccc denarii.
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Exodus 5:8,17 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, you shall lay on them; you shall not diminish ought thereof...
Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small...
Malachi 1:10-13 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...
Matthew 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
Mark 14:4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
Luke 6:41 And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye?
John 6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
Matthew 20:2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Mark 14:5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
Matthew 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not...
Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor...
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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.
John 12:4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
John 12:6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
John 13:29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor.