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Mark 14:1-11 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; 1 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
2 for they said, "Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people." 2 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or the people may riot."
3 While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. 3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
4 But some were there who said to one another in anger, "Why was the ointment wasted in this way? 4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they scolded her. 5 It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.
6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. 6 "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7 For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish; but you will not always have me. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
9 Truly I tell you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her." 9 I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
11 When they heard it, they were greatly pleased, and promised to give him money. So he began to look for an opportunity to betray him. 11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.