John 12:6
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English Standard Version
He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.

King James Bible
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

American Standard Version
Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the purse, carried the things that were put therein.

English Revised Version
Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put in it.

Weymouth New Testament
The reason he said this was not that he cared for the poor, but that he was a thief, and that being in charge of the money-box, he used to steal what was put into it.

John 12:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

And had the bag, and bare what was put therein (καὶ τὸ γλωσσόκομον εἶχε, καὶ τὰ βαλλόμενα ἐβάσταζεν)

The best texts read ἔχων, having, and omit the second καὶ and. The rendering would then be, and having the bag bare, etc.

The bag (γλωσσόκομον)

Only here and John 13:29. Originally a box for keeping the mouth-pieces of wind instruments. From γλῶσσα, tongue, and κομέω, to tend. The word was also used for a coffin. Josephus applies it to the coffer in which the golden mice and emerods were preserved (1 Samuel 6:11). In the Septuagint, of the chest which Joash had provided for receiving contributions for the repairing of the Lord's house (2 Chronicles 24:8). Rev. gives box, in margin.

Bare (ἐβάσταζεν)

Carried away or purloined. This meaning is rather imparted by the context than residing in the verb itself, i.e., according to New Testament usage (see on John 10:21). Unquestionably it has this meaning in later Greek, frequently in Josephus. Render, therefore, as Rev., took away. The rendering of the A.V. is tautological.

John 12:6 Parallel Commentaries

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not.

John 10:13 The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.

Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

James 2:2,6 For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment...

because.

John 10:8-10 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them...

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian...

Psalm 50:16-20 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth...

Matthew 21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

the bag.

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said to him...

2 Kings 12:14,15 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD...

Ezra 8:24-34 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them...

2 Corinthians 8:19-21 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace...

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Cross References
Luke 8:3
and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.

John 12:5
"Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"

John 13:29
Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

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