John 12:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 12:5

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 for John 12:5

Wesley's Notes for John 12:5


12:3 Then Mary, taking a pound of ointment - There were two persons who poured ointment on Christ. One toward the beginning of his ministry, at or near Nain, #Luke 7:37|, &c. The other six days before his last passover, at Bethany; the account of whom is given here, as well as by St. Matthew and Mark.

12:7 Against the day of my burial - Which now draws nigh.


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 12:5



 

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