John 12:1-8 CSB

The Anointing at Bethany

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarusa was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead.

References for John 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Other mss read Lazarus who died
      2 So they gave a dinner for Him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
      3 Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil-pure and expensive nard-anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
      4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said,
      5 "Why wasn't this fragrant oil sold for 300 denariib and given to the poor?"

      References for John 12:5

        • b 12:5 - This amount was about a year's wages for a common worker.
          6 He didn't say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.
          7 Jesus answered, "Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.
          8 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."