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The disciples saw this and became angry. "Why all this waste?" they asked.
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And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?
1 Samuel 17:28,29 Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why camest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle. . . .
Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.
Mark 14:4 Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
John 12:4-6 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: . . .
Exodus 5:17 And he said: You are idle, and therefore you say: Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.
Amos 8:5 Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,
Haggai 1:2-4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: This people saith: The time is not yet come for building the house of the Lord. . . .
Malachi 1:7-10,13 To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible. . . .
ContextJesus Anointed at Bethany
…7There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table. 8And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? 9For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.…
And the ten, hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table.
For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.
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