Bible: Matthew 26:6-13

Jesus’ Anointing

26:6 Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 26:7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar 1  of expensive perfumed oil, 2  and she poured it on his head as he was at the table. 3  26:8 When 4  the disciples saw this, they became indignant and said, “Why this waste? 26:9 It 5  could have been sold at a high price and the money 6  given to the poor! 26:10 When 7  Jesus learned of this, he said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She 8  has done a good service for me. 26:11 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me! 9  26:12 When 10  she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 26:13 I tell you the truth, 11  wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

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