Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Three hundred

General references

Bible References


Exodus 5:8
But see that they make the same number of bricks as before, and no less: for they have no love for work; and so they are crying out and saying, Let us go and make an offering to our God.
Amos 8:5
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, so that we may do trade in grain? and the Sabbath, so that we may put out in the market the produce of our fields? making the measure small and the price great, and trading falsely with scales of deceit;
Malachi 1:10
If only there was one among you who would see that the doors were shut, so that you might not put a light to the fire on my altar for nothing! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of armies, and I will not take an offering from your hands.
Matthew 26:8
But when the disciples saw it they were angry, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
Mark 14:4
But some of them were angry among themselves, saying, For what purpose has this oil been wasted?
Luke 6:41
And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?

Three hundred

John 6:7
Philip made answer, Bread to the value of two hundred pence would not be enough even to give everyone a little.
Matthew 20:2
And when he had made an agreement with the workmen for a penny a day, he sent them into his vine-garden.

And given

Matthew 26:9
For we might have got much money for this and given it to the poor.
Luke 12:33
Give what property you have in exchange for money, and give the money to the poor; make for yourselves money-bags which will not get old, wealth stored up in heaven which will be yours for ever, where thieves will not come nor worms put it to destruction.
Luke 18:22
And Jesus, hearing it, said to him, One thing you still have need of; get money for your goods, and give it away to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven; and come after me.

General references

Matthew 26:9
For we might have got much money for this and given it to the poor.

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