Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

General references

Bible References

Not

John 10:13
[The reason] he runs away is because he is a hired hand and does not [really] care about the sheep.
Galatians 2:10
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].
James 2:2
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.

Because

John 10:8
All those who came before me were thieves and robbers and the sheep did not listen to them.
Matthew 21:13
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.

The bag

John 13:29
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.

General references

Matthew 26:9
For this perfume could have been sold for a large sum of money and given to poor people."