Judas 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 take from what was put into it.
Cross ReferencesLuke 8:3
Joanna the wife of Herod's household manager Chuza, Susanna, and many others. These women were ministering to them out of their own means.
"Why wasn't this perfume sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?"
Since Judas kept the money bag, some thought that Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus excuses Mary anointing his feet.
9. The people flock to see Lazarus.
10. The chief priests consult to kill him.
12. Jesus rides into Jerusalem.
20. Greeks desire to see Jesus.
23. He foretells his death.
37. The people are generally blinded;
42. yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him;
44. therefore Jesus calls earnestly for confession of faith.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
James 2:2, 6
2 Kings 5:20-27
1 Corinthians 6:10
2 Kings 12:14, 15
2 Corinthians 8:19-21
1 Thessalonians 5:22
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