Mark 14:4

4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?

Mark 14:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
ESV
4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment wasted like that?
NLT
4 Some of those at the table were indignant. “Why waste such expensive perfume?” they asked.
MSG
4 Some of the guests became furious among themselves. "That's criminal! A sheer waste!
CSB
4 But some were expressing indignation to one another: "Why has this fragrant oil been wasted?

Mark 14:4 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:4

And there were some that had indignation within themselves,
&c.] The Syriac version reads, "some of the disciples": agreeably to ( Matthew 26:8 ) , particularly Judas, and others might be incensed by his means:

and said, why was this waste of the ointment made?
(See Gill on Matthew 26:8).

Mark 14:4 In-Context

2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?
5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.