Mark 14:6

6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

Mark 14:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And Jesus said,Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
ESV
6 But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
NLT
6 But Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me?
MSG
6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why are you giving her a hard time? She has just done something wonderfully significant for me.
CSB
6 Then Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a noble thing for Me.

Mark 14:6 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:6

And Jesus said, let her alone
Jesus knowing the secret indignation of some of his disciples, and their private murmurings at the woman, and their continual teasings of her, because of the expense of the ointment, said to them, as the Arabic and Ethiopic versions read; or "to the disciples", as the Persic, let the woman alone, cease to chide and reprove her for what she has done;

why trouble ye her?
why do you grieve her, by charging her with imprudence and extravagance, as if she had been guilty of a very great crime? she is so far from it, that

she hath wrought a good work on me;
she has done me an honour; expressed faith in me, and shown love to me, and ought to be commended, and not reproved; (See Gill on Matthew 26:10).

Mark 14:6 In-Context

4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?
5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7 The poor you will always have with you,and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.