Mark 14:8

8 She has done what she could; she has anointed My body in advance for burial.

Mark 14:8 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:8

She hath done what she could
What she had in her heart, and in the power of her hands to do; she hath done according to her ability, and her good will; and if she had not done it now, she could not have done it at all.

She is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying;
or, "as if it was to bury me", as the Syriac version renders it. Christ signifies by this, that he should shortly die, and that this woman came before hand to anoint him, and, as it were, to perform the funeral rites before he was dead; it being revealed to her by the Spirit, that Jesus would quickly die, and she should not be able to perform this good work when dead, and therefore came to do it before; or, at least, she was directed by the Spirit of God, because she would be prevented doing it afterwards; (See Gill on Matthew 26:12).

Mark 14:8 In-Context

6 Then Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a noble thing for Me.
7 You always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.
8 She has done what she could; she has anointed My body in advance for burial.
9 I assure you: Wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her."
10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to hand Him over to them.