(A)While He was in (B)Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very (C)costly perfume of pure [a]nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted? For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred [b]denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding her. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. For you always have (D)the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. She has done what she could; (E)she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. Truly I say to you, (F)wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”

10 (G)Then Judas Iscariot, (H)who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to [c]betray Him to them. 11 They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

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  1. Mark 14:3 An aromatic oil extracted from an East Indian plant
  2. Mark 14:5 The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages
  3. Mark 14:10 Or hand Him over

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