Mark 14:4
Good News Translation
Some of the people there became angry and said to one another, "What was the use of wasting the perfume?

Contemporary English Version
This made some of the guests angry, and they complained, "Why such a waste?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

New American Bible
There were some who were indignant. “Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

there.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.

Matthew 26:8,9 And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? . . .

John 12:4,5 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: . . .

Why.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-8 If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it: for an unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him: but whatsoever thou hast vowed, pay it. . . .

Malachi 1:12,13 And you have profaned it in that you say: The table of the Lord is defiled: and that which is laid thereupon is contemptible with the fire that devoureth it. . . .

Context
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
3And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard. And breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head. 4Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:24
And the ten, hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

Mark 14:3
And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard. And breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head.

Mark 14:5
For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Additional Translations
But some of those present expressed their indignation to one another: “Why this waste of perfume?

And some were indignant within themselves: "Why has this the waste of the fragrant oil been made?

And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

But there were some that had indignation among themselves,'saying , To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?

And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying, Why has this waste been made of the ointment?

But there were some that had indignation among themselves, saying, To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?

And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

But there were some who said indignantly among themselves, "Why has the ointment been thus wasted?

But there were some who were indignant among themselves, saying, "Why has this ointment been wasted?

and there were certain much displeased within themselves, and saying, 'For what hath this waste of the ointment been made?
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