Matthew 26:6-16 NIV

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

26:6-13pp -- Mk 14:3-9 26:6-13Ref -- Lk 7:37,38; Jn 12:1-8

6 While Jesus was in Bethany1 in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,

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7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
11 The poor you will always have with you,2 but you will not always have me.

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12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.3

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13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

26:14-16pp -- Mk 14:10,11; Lk 22:3-6

14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot4--went to the chief priests

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      15 and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.5

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      16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.