Matthew 26:10
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New International Version
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

King James Bible
When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus knowing [it] said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me.

World English Bible
However, knowing this, Jesus said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? Because she has done a good work for me.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having known, said to them, 'Why do ye give trouble to the woman? for a good work she wrought for me;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why trouble ye the woman? - Or, Why do ye put the woman to pain? See this sense of κοπους παρεχειν, established by Kypke in loco. A generous mind is ever pained when it is denied the opportunity of doing good, or when its proffered kindness is refused.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why.

Job 13:7 Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Mark 14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble you her? she has worked a good work on me.

Luke 7:44-50 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet...

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

Galatians 6:17 From now on let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

a good.

Nehemiah 2:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me; as also the king's words that he had spoken to me. And they said...

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things...

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use...

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:1,8,14 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work...

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

Library
January 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'Until that Day'
'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.'--MATT. xxvi. 29. This remarkable saying of our Lord's is recorded in all of the accounts of the institution of the Lord's Supper. The thought embodied in it ought to be present in the minds of all who partake of that rite. It converts what is primarily a memorial into a prophecy. It bids us hope as well as, and because we, remember. The light behind us is cast forward on to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances.
TEXT: MATT. xxvi. 36-46. TO be a religious man and to pray are really one and the same thing. To join the thought of God with every thought of any importance that occurs to us; in all our admiration of external nature, to regard it as the work of His wisdom; to take counsel with God about all our plans, that we may be able to carry them out in His name; and even in our most mirthful hours to remember His all-seeing eye; this is the prayer without ceasing to which we are called, and which is really
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

An Awful Contrast
"Then did they spit in his face."--Matthew 26:67. "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away."--Revelation 20:11. GUIDED BY OUR TEXT in Matthew's Gospel, let us first go in thought to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest, and there let us, in deepest sorrow, realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts overhead, there is
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

Cross References
Matthew 26:9
"This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."

Matthew 26:11
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.

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

Luke 8:49
While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. "Your daughter is dead," he said. "Don't bother the teacher anymore."

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