Matthew 26:1-13 GNT

1 When Jesus had finished teaching all these things, he said to his disciples,
2 "In two days, as you know, it will be the Passover Festival, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified." 1

References for Matthew 26:2

    • 227 26:2 - 26.2 Ex 12.1-27.
      3 Then the chief priests and the elders met together in the palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest,
      4 and made plans to arrest Jesus secretly and put him to death.
      5 "We must not do it during the festival," they said, "or the people will riot."
      6 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had suffered from a dreaded skin disease.
      7 While Jesus was eating, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar filled with an expensive perfume, which she poured on his head. 2

      References for Matthew 26:7

        • 228 26:7 - 26.7 Lk 7.37, 38.
          8 The disciples saw this and became angry. "Why all this waste?" they asked.
          9 "This perfume could have been sold for a large amount and the money given to the poor!"
          10 Jesus knew what they were saying, and so he said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? It is a fine and beautiful thing that she has done for me.
          11 You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me. 3

          References for Matthew 26:11

            • 229 26:11 - 26.11 Dt 15.11.
              12 What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for burial.
              13 Now, I assure you that wherever this gospel is preached all over the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."