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

New Living Translation
"It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."

English Standard Version
For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.”

Berean Study Bible
This perfume could have been sold at a high price, and the money given to the poor.”

Berean Literal Bible
For this could have been sold for much, and have been given to the poor."

New American Standard Bible
"For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."

King James Bible
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Christian Standard Bible
"This might have been sold for a great deal and given to the poor."

Contemporary English Version
We could have sold this perfume for a lot of money and given it to the poor."

Good News Translation
"This perfume could have been sold for a large amount and the money given to the poor!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This might have been sold for a great deal and given to the poor."

International Standard Version
Surely this perfume could've been sold for a high price and the money given to the destitute."

NET Bible
It could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor!"

New Heart English Bible
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For it would have been possible to sell this for much and it might have been given to the poor.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It could have been sold for a high price, and the money could have been given to the poor."

New American Standard 1977
“For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this ointment might have been sold for much and given to the poor.

King James 2000 Bible
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

American King James Version
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

American Standard Version
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor.

English Revised Version
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Weymouth New Testament
"for this might have been sold for a considerable sum, and the money given to the poor."

World English Bible
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor."

Young's Literal Translation
for this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'
Study Bible
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and asked, “Why this waste? 9This perfume could have been sold at a high price, and the money given to the poor.” 10Aware of this, Jesus asked, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful deed to Me.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:8
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and asked, "Why this waste?

Matthew 26:10
Aware of this, Jesus asked, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful deed to Me.

Treasury of Scripture

For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Joshua 7:20,21
And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: …

1 Samuel 15:9,21
But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly…

2 Kings 5:20
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.







Lexicon
This [perfume]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

could
ἐδύνατο (edynato)
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.

at a high price,
πολλοῦ (pollou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

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] 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.
(9) This ointment might have been sold for much.--St. Mark and St. John agree in giving the Traitor's computation. It might have been sold for three hundred denarii, a labourer's wages for nearly a whole year (Matthew 20:2), enough to feed a multitude of more than 7,500 men (John 6:7). St. John adds the damning fact that the pretended zeal for the poor was the cloak for the irritation of disappointed greed. "He was a thief, and bare the bag." He was, i.e., the treasurer or bursar of the travelling company, received the offerings of the wealthier disciples, and disbursed them either on their necessary expenditure or in alms to the poor (see Notes on John 12:6; John 13:29). This was the "one talent" given to him "according to his ability," and in dealing with it he proved fraudulent and faithless.

Verse 9. - Might have been sold for much. According to St. John, Judas had accurately estimated the value of the ointment at 300 denarii, equal to about £9 of our money. When we remember that one denarius represented the daily wages of a labouring man (Matthew 20:2), we see that the cost was very large. Given to the poor. And this "much" given to the poor. But piety is not shown only in giving alms; the honour of God has a superior claim. And Mary was rich, and quite able to afford this offering without neglecting her almsgiving. "How often does charity serve as a cloak for covetousness! We must not neglect what we owe to Jesus Christ under pretence of what we owe his members. Men count as wasted what is expended in the outer worship of God, when they love neither God nor his worship. Jesus Christ authorizes it by accepting it at the very instant in which he was establishing religion by a worship the most spiritual and inward" (Quesnel). 26:6-13 The pouring ointment upon the head of Christ was a token of the highest respect. Where there is true love in the heart to Jesus Christ, nothing will be thought too good to bestow upon him. The more Christ's servants and their services are cavilled at, the more he manifests his acceptance. This act of faith and love was so remarkable, that it would be reported, as a memorial of Mary's faith and love, to all future ages, and in all places where the gospel should be preached. This prophecy is fulfilled.
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