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
Nevertheless, the fixed number of bricks, which they have been making heretofore, shall ye lay upon them, ye shall not diminish therefrom, - for idle, they are, on this account, it is that they are making an outcry, saying, We must go our way, we must sacrifice to our God.
Amos 8:5
Who say, When will the new moon, pass away, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath that we may open grain? who diminish the ephah, and increase the shekel, and who falsify by deceitful weights:
Malachi 1:10
Who is there, even among you, that will shut the doors, so as not to set light to mine altar, for nothing? I can take no pleasure in you, saith Yahweh of hosts, and, your present, can I not accept at your hand.
Matthew 26:8
And the disciples, seeing it, were greatly displeased, saying - To what end, this loss?
Mark 14:4
But there were some much displeased among themselves - To what end hath, this waste of the perfume happened?
Luke 6:41
But why beholdest thou the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, while, the beam that is in thine own eye, thou dost not consider?

Three hundred

John 6:7
Philip answered him - Two hundred denaries-worth of loaves, are not sufficient for them, that, each one, may take, a little.
Matthew 20:2
and, when he had agreed with the labourers for a denary the day, he sent them into his vineyard.

And given

Matthew 26:9
For this could have been sold for much, and given to the destitute.
Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions, and give alms, make for yourselves purses that wax not old, - treasure unfailing, in the heavens, where, thief, doth not draw near, and, moth, doth not spoil.
Luke 18:22
And Jesus, hearing, said unto him - Yet one thing, unto thee, is lacking: Whatsoever thou hast, sell, and distribute unto the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in theheavens; and come! be following me.

General references

Matthew 26:9
For this could have been sold for much, and given to the destitute.