A leather pouch in which money was carried (Prov 7:20; Hag 1:6; Luke 22:35-36). Jesus forbade his disciples to carry money in their purses as evidence of their trust that God would provide for them through the generosity of others (Matt 10:9). The Gospel of John reports that Judas Iscariot was in charge of the common funds used by Jesus and his disciples (John 12:6; John 13:29).

Prov 7:20

20He took a bag of money with him;
he will not come home until full moon.”

Hag 1:6

6You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is war ... View more

Luke 22:35-36

Purse, Bag, and Sword
35He said to them, “When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “No, not a thing.”36He said t ... View more

Matt 10:9

9Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts,

John 12:6

6(He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.)

John 13:29

29Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the po ... View more

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