Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
[The reason] he runs away is because he is a hired hand and does not [really] care about the sheep.
The only thing that they encouraged us to do was to remember [the needs of] poor people, which I was very eager to do. [See Acts 24:17].
For, suppose a person comes into your assembly wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothing and [then another] person comes in who is poor and dressed in shabby clothing.
All those who came before me were thieves and robbers and the sheep did not listen to them.
And He said to them, "It is written [Isa. 56:7], 'My house [i.e., the Temple] will be called a house for prayer', but [Jer. 7:11 says], 'You have made it a hideout for thieves.'"
1 Corinthians 6:10
And neither will thieves, nor greedy people, nor drunkards, nor abusive talkers, nor swindlers possess God's kingdom.
For some of them thought, since Judas was in charge of the [money] bag, that Jesus was telling him, "Buy whatever we need for the [Passover] meal," or that he was [being told] to give [money] to poor people [from it].
2 Corinthians 8:19
And not only this, but he was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in [taking] this gift [to Jerusalem] as we minister in order to honor the Lord Himself, and to demonstrate our eagerness [to help poor people].
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Avoid [the practice of] every kind of evil.
For this perfume could have been sold for a large sum of money and given to poor people."