John 12:1-11 ESV

Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany

1 Six days before 1the Passover, 2Jesus therefore came to Bethany, 3where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

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      2 So they gave a dinner for him there. 4Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table.

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      3 5Mary therefore took a pounda of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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        • – 12:3 - Greek litra; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams
          4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said,
          5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denariib and 6given to the poor?"

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            • — 12:5 - A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
              6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and 7having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.

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                • 838 12:6 - [See ver. 5 above]
                  7 Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep itc for the day of my burial.

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                    • ˜ 12:7 - Or Leave her alone; she intended to keep it
                      8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

                      The Plot to Kill Lazarus

                      9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesusd was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, 8whom he had raised from the dead.

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                      10 9So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well,

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                      11 because 10on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

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