11Now2the Passover and Unleavened Bread were twodaysaway; and the chiefpriests and the scribes3were seekinghow to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;
for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people."
34While He was in 5Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabastervial of very6costlyperfume of pureanard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
But some were indignantly remarking to oneanother, "Why has thisperfumebeenwasted?
"For thisperfumemight have been sold for overthreehundredbdenarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.
But Jesussaid, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a gooddeed to Me.7"For you alwayshave7the poor with you, and whenever you wish you candogood to them; but you do not alwayshave Me.8"She has donewhat she could; 8she has anointed My bodybeforehand for the burial.9"Truly I say to you, 9wherever the gospel is preached in the wholeworld, whatthiswoman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."1010ThenJudasIscariot, 11who was one of the twelve, wentoff to the chiefpriests in order to cbetray Him to them.
They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seekinghow to betray Him at an opportunetime.