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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.
John 12:6 In-Context
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said,
"Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
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.
Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.
For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."
[See ver. 5 above]
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