John 12:5

“Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and giuen to the poore?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
- King James Version

"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor {people?}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why was not this perfume traded for three hundred pence, and the money given to the poor?
- Basic English Bible

Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?
- Darby Bible

Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
- Webster's Bible

Why was not that perfume sold for 300 shillings and the money given to the poor?
- Weymouth Bible

Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?
- World English Bible

seide, Whi is not this oynement seeld for thre hundrid pens, and is youun to nedi men?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 12:5


Joh 12:5 Three hundred pence. Silver to the amount of $45, equivalent to about $300 now, owing to the change of values.

Discussion for John 12

  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:25 HE THAT LOVETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the GOSPELS the same shall save it -- 8:36 -- for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:44 JESUS CRIED AND SAID HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME BELIEVETH NOT ON ME BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME --- 12:45 --- AND HE THAT SEETH ME SEETH HIM THAT SENT ME --- JOHN 14:7 if you had known ME you should have known MY FATHER also and from henceforth you know HIM and have seen HIM
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which --- SENT ME --- HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST

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