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Matthew 26:1-13 (English Standard Version)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2 1"You know that after two days 2the Passover is coming, and 3the Son of Man 4will be delivered up to be crucified." 3 5Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in 6the palace of the high priest, whose name was 7Caiaphas, 4 8and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. 5 But they said, "Not during the feast, 9lest there be an uproar among the people."

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6 10Now when Jesus was at 11Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,a 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and 12given to the poor." 10 But 13Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For 14you always have the poor with you, but 15you will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it 16to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever 17this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told 18in memory of her."
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