Matthew 26:8
Good News Translation
The disciples saw this and became angry. "Why all this waste?" they asked.

Contemporary English Version
But when his disciples saw this, they became angry and complained, "Why such a waste?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?

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And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?

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1 Samuel 17:28,29 Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why camest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle. . . .

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.

Mark 14:4 Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

John 12:4-6 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: . . .

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Exodus 5:17 And he said: You are idle, and therefore you say: Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.

Amos 8:5 Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,

Haggai 1:2-4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: This people saith: The time is not yet come for building the house of the Lord. . . .

Malachi 1:7-10,13 To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible. . . .

Context
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
7There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table. 8And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? 9For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:24
And the ten, hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

Matthew 26:7
There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table.

Matthew 26:9
For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.

Additional Translations
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and asked, “Why this waste?

And the disciples having seen, became indignant, saying, "For what purpose is this waste?

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end [was] this waste?

But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

"Why such waste?" indignantly exclaimed the disciples;

But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste?

And having seen it, his disciples were much displeased, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste?
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