New American Standard Bible
"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"
King James Bible
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
Darby Bible Translation
Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?
World English Bible
"Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?"
Young's Literal Translation
'Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Three hundred pence - About 40,00, or 8 British pounds, 10 shillings (circa 1880's).
And given to the poor - The avails or value of it given to the poor.
LibrarySeptember 8 Evening
Christ the firstfruits.--I COR. 15:23. Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.--If the firstfruit be holy the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.--Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.--If we have been planted together in the likeness of his death we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.--The Lord Jesus Christ . . . shall change our vile …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
February 29 Morning
A Parting Warning
The Praise of Men.
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,
Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things we have need of for the feast"; or else, that he should give something to the poor.
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