Mark 14:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
It could have been sold for over three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her.

Berean Literal Bible
For this fragrant oil could have been sold for above three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor." And they were grumbling at 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
We could have sold this perfume for more than 300 silver coins and given the money to the poor!" So they started saying cruel things to the woman.

Good News Translation
It could have been sold for more than three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor!" And they criticized her harshly.

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.

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

New American Standard 1977
“For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding 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.
Study Bible
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
4But some of those present expressed their indignation to one another: “Why this waste of perfume? 5It could have been sold for over three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6But Jesus said, “Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful 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 denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me.'

Matthew 20:11
On receiving their pay, they began to grumble against the landowner.

Mark 14:4
But some of those present expressed their indignation to one another: "Why this waste of perfume?

Mark 14:6
But Jesus said, "Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful deed 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.

Matthew 18:28
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

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.

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 said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

Ephesians 4:28
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

And they.

Exodus 16:7,8
And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us? …

Deuteronomy 1:27
And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

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







Lexicon
[It]
μύρον (myron)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3464: Anointing-oil, ointment. Probably of foreign origin; 'myrrh', i.e. perfumed oil.

could
ἠδύνατο (ēdynato)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

have been sold
πραθῆναι (prathēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 4097: A reduplicated and prolonged form of prao; contracted from perao; to traffic, i.e. Dispose of as merchandise or into slavery.

for over
ἐπάνω (epanō)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1883: From epi and ano; up above, i.e. Over or on.

three hundred
τριακοσίων (triakosiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5145: Three hundred. Plural from treis and hekaton; three hundred.

denarii
δηναρίων (dēnariōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1220: A denarius, a small Roman silver coin. Of Latin origin; a denarius.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[the money] given
δοθῆναι (dothēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

poor.”
πτωχοῖς (ptōchois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4434: Poor, destitute, spiritually poor, either in a good sense (humble devout persons) or bad.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they scolded
ἐνεβριμῶντο (enebrimōnto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1690: From en and brimaomai; to have indignation on, i.e. to blame, to sigh with chagrin, to sternly enjoin.

her.
αὐτῇ (autē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(5) For more than three hundred pence.--The specific mention of the sum, not given by St. Matthew, is one of the few points common to St. Mark and St. John (John 12:5).

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. 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.
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