This waste (h apwleia auth). Dead loss (apwleia) they considered it, nothing but sentimental aroma. It was a cruel shock to Mary of Bethany to hear this comment. Matthew does not tell as John does ( John 12:4 ) that it was Judas who made the point which the rest endorsed. Mark explains that they mentioned "three hundred pence," while Matthew ( John 26:9 ) only says "for much" (pollou).