John 12:6

6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and 1having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.

John 12:6 In-Context

4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said,
5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.
8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

Cross References 1

  • 1. [See ver. 5 above]
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