John 12:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and giuen to the poore?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.

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