61Now when Jesus was in 2Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper,
73a womancame to Him with an alabastervial of verycostlyperfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.
But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Whythiswaste?
"For this perfume might have been sold for a highprice and the money given to the poor."
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a gooddeed to Me.11"For you alwayshave4the poor with you; but you do not alwayshave Me.12"For when she pouredthisperfume on My body, she did it 5to prepare Me for burial.13"Truly I say to you, 6whereverthisgospel is preached in the wholeworld, whatthiswoman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."