Mark 14:4

And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
It was chiefly Judas Iscariot that murmured here. St. John only mentions him; perhaps some others had been excited to complain, by the traitor. This is certain, that if any concurred in murmuring with Judas, they afterwards repented, on hearing the answer given immediately by our Saviour. (Dionysius)


AD 420
To him [Judas], it seemed to be wasting the ointment because the jar is broken, but, for us, it was a great good because the perfume spread throughout the world. Why are you indignant, Judas, because the alabaster jar is broken? God, who made you and all the nations, is blessing us with that precious perfume. You wanted to keep the perfume sealed up so that it would not reach others. Homilies of Saint , Homily

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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