“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you,[a] and you can help them any time you want.(A) But you will not always have me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.(B) Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world,(C) what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:7 See Deut. 15:11.

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