John 12:3-7 NIV

3 Then Mary took about a pinta of pure nard, an expensive perfume;1 she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair.2 And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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    • a 12:3 - Greek "a litra" (probably about 0.5 liter)
      4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him,3 objected,

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      5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages.b "

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        • b 12:5 - Greek "three hundred denarii"
          6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag,4 he used to help himself to what was put into it.

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          7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.5

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