New Living Translation
Since Judas was their treasurer, some thought Jesus was telling him to go and pay for the food or to give some money to the poor.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
for some supposed, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus was saying to him, Buy the things of which we have need for the feast; or that he should give something to the poor.
World English Bible
For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus said to him, "Buy what things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
for certain were thinking, since Judas had the bag, that Jesus saith to him, 'Buy what we have need of for the feast;' or that he may give something to the poor;
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The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.--JOHN 13:16,17. There was . . . a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
August 30. "Happy are Ye if Ye do Them" (John xiii. 17).
The Love of the Departing Christ
'Is it I?'
"That perfume was worth a year's wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor."
Not that he cared for the poor--he was a thief, and since he was in charge of the disciples' money, he often stole some for himself.
Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.
None of the others at the table knew what Jesus meant.
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