Mark 14:1-9 CEBA

Preparation for burial

1 It was two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and legal experts through cunning tricks were searching for a way to arrest Jesus and kill him.

References for Mark 14:1

      2 But they agreed that it shouldn't happen during the festival; otherwise, there would be an uproar among the people.
      3 Jesus was at Bethany visiting the house of Simon, who had a skin disease. During dinner, a woman came in with a vase made of alabaster and containing very expensive perfume of pure nard. She broke open the vase and poured the perfume on his head.
      4 Some grew angry. They said to each other, "Why waste the perfume?
      5 This perfume could have been sold for almost a year's paya and the money given to the poor." And they scolded her.

      References for Mark 14:5

        • … 14:5 - Or <i>three hundred denaria</i>; a denarion was equivalent to a day’s pay.
          6 Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you make trouble for her? She has done a good thing for me.
          7 You always have the poor with you; and whenever you want, you can do something good for them. But you won't always have me.
          8 She has done what she could. She has anointed my body ahead of time for burial.
          9 I tell you the truth that, wherever in the whole world the good news is announced, what she's done will also be told in memory of her."