Death Plot and Anointing

1 1Now 2the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes 3were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;

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2 for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people."
3 4While He was in 5Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very 6costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.

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    • a 14:3 - An aromatic oil extracted from an East Indian plant
      4 But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why * has this perfume been wasted?
      5 "For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.

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        • b 14:5 - The denarius was equivalent to a day's wages
          6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother * her? She has done a good deed to Me.
          7 "For you always have 7the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.

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          8 "She has done what she could; 8she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.

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          9 "Truly I say to you, 9wherever * the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."

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          10 10Then Judas Iscariot, 11who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them.

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          11 They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.