Bible: Mark 14:3-11

Jesus’ Anointing

14:3 Now 1  while Jesus 2  was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, reclining at the table, 3  a woman came with an alabaster jar 4  of costly aromatic oil 5  from pure nard. After breaking open the jar, she poured it on his head. 14:4 But some who were present indignantly said to one another, “Why this waste of expensive 6  ointment? 14:5 It 7  could have been sold for more than three hundred silver coins 8  and the money 9  given to the poor!” So 10  they spoke angrily to her. 14:6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a good service for me. 14:7 For you will always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want. But you will not always have me! 11  14:8 She did what she could. She anointed my body beforehand for burial. 14:9 I tell you the truth, 12  wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

The Plan to Betray Jesus

14:10 Then 13  Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus into their hands. 14  14:11 When they heard this, they were delighted 15  and promised to give him money. 16  So 17  Judas 18  began looking for an opportunity to betray him.

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