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Mark 14:5

5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wagesa and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.

Read Mark 14:5 Using Other Translations

For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they scolded her.
“It could have been sold for a year’s wages and the money given to the poor!” So they scolded her harshly.

What does Mark 14:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 14:5

For it might have been sold for more than three hundred
pence
Which, was to the value of our money nine pounds, seven shillings, and sixpence:

and given to the poor;
which was thought to be a better way of expending it, than by pouring it on the head of Christ:

and they murmured against her:
that she should lavish so much money away in such an imprudent manner; they reproved her for it, expressed much resentment at it, and were very angry with, her upon the account of it; (See Gill on Matthew 26:8), (See Gill on Matthew 26:9).

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