Mark 14:3-9 ESV

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

3 1And while he was at 2Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,a as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.

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    • £ 14:3 - Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
      4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment wasted like that?
      5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denariib and 3given to the poor." And they 4scolded her.

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        • ¤ 14:5 - A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
          6 But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
          7 For 5you always have the poor with you, and whenever 6you want, you can do good for them. But 7you will not always have me.

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          8 8She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand 9for burial.

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          9 And truly, I say to you, wherever 10the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told 11in memory of her."

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