John 12:7

7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.

John 12:7 in Other Translations

7 Then said Jesus,Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
7 Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.
7 Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial.
7 Jesus said, "Let her alone. She's anticipating and honoring the day of my burial.
7 Jesus answered, "Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.

John 12:7 Meaning and Commentary

John 12:7

Then said Jesus, let her alone
Do not disturb her in what she does, or hinder her, or blame her for it:

against the day of my burial hath she kept this;
this ointment, which she now poured on Christ; it was usual to embalm the dead with ointments and spices: Christ suggests, that the time of his death and burial were nigh, and that this woman had kept this ointment till now, for such a purpose; and whereas she would not be able to make use of it at the time of his interment, she had embalmed his body with it now, beforehand; though without any knowledge of his death, or any such intention and design in her, but the Holy Ghost so directing her: for this is not to be understood of her keeping any part of it till that time, which it does not appear she did.

John 12:7 In-Context

5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages. ”
6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 You will always have the poor among you,but you will not always have me.”
9 Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

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