Mary Anoints Jesus

2 So they made Him a supper there, and 4Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

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3 5Mary then took a pound of very costly 6perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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    • a 12:3 - I.e. a Roman pound, equaling 12 oz
      4 But 7Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,

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        • b 12:4 - Or "hand Him over"
          5 "Why * was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"

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            • c 12:5 - Equivalent to 11 months' wages
              6 Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he 8had the money box, he used to pilfer 9what was put into it.

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              7 Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep it for 10the day of My burial.

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                • d 12:7 - I.e. the custom of preparing the body for burial
                  8 "11For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

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