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Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial;

for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

A great crowd therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not because of Jesus only, but also that they might see Lazarus whom he raised from among [the] dead.

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“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.(A) You will always have the poor among you,[a](B) 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.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. John 12:8 See Deut. 15:11.

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