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John 12:7

    John 12:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jesus said, Let her be. Let her keep what she has for the day of my death.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying.

    World English Bible

    But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept this for the day of my burial.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying.

    Definitions for John 12:7

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:7

    Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this - Several MSS. and versions read thus: - Αφες αυτην, ἱνα εις την ἡμεραντου ενταφιασμου μου τηρησῃ - Let her alone, That she may keep it to the day of my embalming. This is the reading of BDLQ, four others, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, later Syriac in the margin, Slavonic, Vulgate, all the Itala but one; Nonnus, Ambrosius, Gaudentius, and Augustin. This reading, which has the approbation of Mill, Bengel, Griesbach, Pearce, and others, intimates that only a part of the ointment was then used, and that the rest was kept till the time that the women came to embalm the body of Jesus: Luke 24:1. See the notes on Matthew 26:12, Matthew 26:13.

    Wesley's Notes on John 12:7

    12:7 Against the day of my burial - Which now draws nigh.