New American Standard Bible
But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Why this waste?
King James Bible
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
Darby Bible Translation
But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end was this waste?
World English Bible
But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste?
Young's Literal Translation
And having seen it, his disciples were much displeased, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They had indignation - John says that "Judas expressed" indignation.
Probably some of the others felt indignation, but Judas only gave vent to his feelings. The reason why Judas was indignant was, that he had the "bag" John 12:6 - that is, the "purse," or repository of articles "given" to the disciples and to the Saviour. He was a thief, and was in the habit, it seems, of taking out and appropriating to his own use what was put in for them in common The leading trait of Judas's character was avarice, and no opportunity was suffered to pass without attempting by base and wicked means to make money. In his example an avaricious man may learn the true nature and the effect of that groveling and wicked passion. It led him to commit the enormous crime of betraying his Lord to death, and it will always lead its possessor to guilt. No small part of the sins of the world can be traced to avarice, and many, and many a time since the days of Judas has the Lord Jesus been betrayed among his professed friends by the same base propensity.
Is this waste - This "loss" or "destruction" of property. They could see no use in it, and they therefore supposed it was lost.
LibraryJanuary 3. "Watch and Pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41).
"Watch and pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41). We need to watch for prayers as well as for the answers to our prayers. It needs as much wisdom to pray rightly as it does faith to receive the answers to our prayers. We met a friend the other day, who had been in years of darkness because God had failed to answer certain prayers, and the result had been a state bordering on infidelity. A very few moments were sufficient to convince this friend that these prayers had been entirely unauthorized, and that God had …
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And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.
a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.
"For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."
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