New International Version
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His disciples - One of them, viz. Judas. This mode of speaking was common among the Hebrews. So, Matthew 27:44, the thieves also, i.e. one of them. So, Matthew 28:17, some doubted, i.e. one, Thomas. See also Genesis 8:4; Judges 12:7; Nehemiah 6:7, etc. By a figure called among rhetoricians enallag, the plural is put for the singular; it is, however, possible that Judas, who made the objection, was followed in the sentiment by the rest of the disciples.
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When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
"This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
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