John 12:1-6 NIV

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

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2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.

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3 Then Mary took about a pinta of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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    •  12:3 - Or about 0.5 liter
      4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,

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      5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.b

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        • ‘ 12:5 - Greek "three hundred denarii"
          6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

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