6"Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.7The poor you will always have with you,a and you can help them any time you want.1 But you will not always have me.8She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.29Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world,3 what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."10
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve,4 went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.511
They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb,6 Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.14Say to the owner of the house he enters, 'The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'15He will show you a large room upstairs,7 furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there."16
The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.