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John 12:5

    John 12:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why was not this perfume traded for three hundred pence, and the money given to the poor?

    Webster's Revision

    Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?

    World English Bible

    "Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:5

    Three hundred pence - Or denarii: about 9. 13s. 9d. of our money; reckoning the denarius at 7 3/4d. One of my MSS. of the Vulgate (a MS. of the 14th century) reads, cccc denarii.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:5

    Three hundred pence - About 40,00, or 8 British pounds, 10 shillings (circa 1880's).

    And given to the poor - The avails or value of it given to the poor.