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“Leave her alone,”
“It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
You will always have the poor among you,
but you will not always have me.”
John 12:7-8 In-Context
“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages. ”
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.
“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
You will always have the poor among you,but you will not always have me.”
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.
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
See Deut. 15:11.
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