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,
for they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people."
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining 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.
There were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment wasted like that?
For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they scolded her.
But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
Cross References 4
For ver. 1, 2, see Matthew 26:2-5; Luke 22:1, 2