Matthew 26:1-13 ESV

The Plot to Kill Jesus

1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,

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      2 1"You know that after two days 2the Passover is coming, and 3the Son of Man 4will be delivered up to be crucified."

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          3 5Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in 6the palace of the high priest, whose name was 7Caiaphas,

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              4 8and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

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              5 But they said, "Not during the feast, 9lest there be an uproar among the people."

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              Jesus Anointed at Bethany

              6 10Now when Jesus was at 11Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,a

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                • Ý 26:6 - Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
                  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."

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                  10 But 13Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.

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                  11 For 14you always have the poor with you, but 15you will not always have me.

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                  12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it 16to prepare me for burial.

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                  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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