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Mark 14:4


But some who were present indignantly said to one another, “Why this waste of expensive 1  ointment?


Ec 4:4; Ec 5:4-8; Mal 1:12,13; Mt 26:8,9; Joh 12:4,5

NET © Notes

tn The word “expensive” is not in the Greek text but has been included to suggest a connection to the lengthy phrase “costly aromatic oil from pure nard” occurring earlier in v. 3. The author of Mark shortened this long phrase to just one word in Greek when repeated here, and the phrase “expensive ointment” used in the translation is intended as an abbreviated paraphrase.

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