For it might have been sold for more than three
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).