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

 
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1 It was now two days before the Passover celebration and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and put him to death. 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 "But not during the Passover," they agreed, "or there will be a riot." 2 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or the people may riot."
3 Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had leprosy. During supper, a woman came in with a beautiful jar of expensive perfume. She broke the seal and poured the perfume over 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 Some of those at the table were indignant. "Why was this expensive perfume wasted?" they asked. 4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
5 "She could have sold it for a small fortune and given the money to the poor!" And they scolded her harshly. 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 replied, "Leave her alone. Why berate her for doing such a good thing to me? 6 "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7 You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But I will not be here with you much longer. 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 and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
9 I assure you, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman's deed will be talked about in her memory." 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, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests to arrange to betray Jesus to them. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
11 The leading priests were delighted when they heard why he had come, and they promised him a reward. So he began looking for the right time and place to betray Jesus. 11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.