Jesus therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where was the dead [man] Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from among [the] dead.
There therefore they made him a supper, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at table with him.
Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure a nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
One of his disciples therefore, Judas [son] of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says,
Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?
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].
Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial; b8
for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.
A great crowd therefore of the Jews knew that he was c there; and they came, not because of Jesus only, but also that they might see Lazarus whom he raised from among [the] dead.
But the chief priests took counsel that they might kill Lazarus also,
because many of the Jews went away on his account and believed on d Jesus.