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John 12:1-6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six days before the Passover ceremonies began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus -- the man he had raised from the dead. 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 A dinner was prepared in Jesus' honor. Martha served, and Lazarus sat at the table with him. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3 Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus' feet with it and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with fragrance. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples -- the one who would betray him -- said, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 "That perfume was worth a small fortune. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor." 5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages. "
6 Not that he cared for the poor -- he was a thief who was in charge of the disciples' funds, and he often took some for his own use. 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.