New International Version
"This perfume could have been sold at 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.
Darby Bible Translation
for this might have been sold for much and been 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And given to the poor - How often does charity serve as a cloak for covetousness! God is sometimes robbed of his right under the pretense of devoting what is withheld to some charitable purpose, to which there was no intention ever to give it.
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LibraryJanuary 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth …
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When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
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