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John 12:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put in it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and carried what was put into [it].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howbeit he said this, not that, for the destitute, he cared, but because, a thief, he was, and holding, the bag, used to carry away, what was cast therein.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he said this, not because he was caring for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and what things were put in he was carrying.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now he said this not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief and, having the purse, carried the things that were put therein.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— This he said, not that he cared for the poore: but because hee was a thiefe, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But this he said, not because for the poor he had care, but because he was a thief, and the purse was with him, and whatever fell into it he carried.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And this he said, not be cause he cared for the poor, but because he was thief, and held the purse, and carried what was put in it.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
This 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
he said, 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
cared 3199
{3199} Prime
μέλω
melo
{mel'-o}
A primary verb; to be of interest to, that is, to concern (only third person singular present indicative used impersonally it matters).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
for 4012
{4012} Prime
περί
peri
{per-ee'}
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
poor; 4434
{4434} Prime
πτωχός
ptochos
{pto-khos'}
From πτώσσω [[ptosso]] (to crouch; akin to G4422 and the alternate of G4098); a beggar (as cringing), that is, pauper (strictly denoting absolute or public mendicancy, although also used in a qualified or relative sense; whereas G3993 properly means only straitened circumstances in private), literally (often as noun) or figuratively (distressed).
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
because 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
a thief, 2812
{2812} Prime
κλέπτης
kleptes
{klep'-tace}
From G2813; a stealer (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
bag, 1101
{1101} Prime
γλωσσόκομον
glossokomon
{gloce-sok'-om-on}
From G1100 and the base of G2889; properly a case (to keep mouthpieces of wind instruments in), that is, (by extension) a casket or (specifically) purse.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
bare 941
{0941} Prime
βαστάζω
bastazo
{bas-tad'-zo}
Perhaps remotely derived from the base of G0939 (through the idea of removal); to lift, literally or figuratively (endure, declare, sustain, receive, etc.).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
what was put x906
(0906) Complement
βάλλω
ballo
{bal'-lo}
A primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense).
therein. y906
[0906] Standard
βάλλω
ballo
{bal'-lo}
A primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense).
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 12:1-8.


John 12:6

_ _ had the bag — the purse.

_ _ bare what was put therein — not, bare it off by theft, though that he did; but simply, had charge of its contents, was treasurer to Jesus and the Twelve. How worthy of notice is this arrangement, by which an avaricious and dishonest person was not only taken into the number of the Twelve, but entrusted with the custody of their little property! The purposes which this served are obvious enough; but it is further noticeable, that the remotest hint was never given to the eleven of His true character, nor did the disciples most favored with the intimacy of Jesus ever suspect him, till a few minutes before he voluntarily separated himself from their company — for ever!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 12:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
not:

John 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Psalms 14:1 [[To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.
Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: [but] the wicked regardeth not to know [it].
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Galatians 2:10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
James 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

because:

John 10:8-10 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. ... The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. ... The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
Psalms 50:16-20 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? ... Thou sittest [and] speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

the bag:

John 13:29 For some [of them] thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy [those things] that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
2 Kings 12:14-15 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD. ... Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
Ezra 8:24-34 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them, ... By number [and] by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.
2 Corinthians 8:19-21 And not [that] only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and [declaration of] your ready mind: ... Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
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2K 5:20; 12:14. Ezr 8:24. Ps 14:1; 50:16. Pv 29:7. Ezk 33:31. Mt 21:13. Jn 10:8, 13; 13:29. 1Co 6:10. 2Co 8:19. Ga 2:10. 1Th 5:22. Jm 2:2, 6.

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