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

 
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1 It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him 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 feast, lest there be a tumult of the people." 2 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or the people may riot."
3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it 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 But there were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment thus wasted? 4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
5 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." And they reproached 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 done a beautiful thing to 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 whenever you will, you can do good to them; 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 burying. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory 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 And when they heard it they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought 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.