New Living Translation
"That perfume was worth a year's wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor."
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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LibraryJune 12. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
"We would see Jesus" (John xii. 21). Glory to Him for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future; the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand. Our Saviour was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him till we get on high and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the land of far distances. There shall not a single thing come to …
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November 19. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
May 8. "Except a Corn of Wheat Fall into the Ground and Die" (John xii. 24).
April 14. "I if I be Lifted up from the Earth Will Draw all Men unto Me" (John xii. 32).
"But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said,
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.
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.
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