10 [a]And Jesus knowing it, said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 (A)[b]For ye have the poor always with you, but me shall ye not have always.

12 For [c]in that she poured this ointment on my body, she did it to bury me.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:10 We ought not rashly to condemn that which is not orderly done.
  2. Matthew 26:11 Christ, who was once anointed in his own person, must always be anointed in the poor.
  3. Matthew 26:12 In that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to bury me.

10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a](A) but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:11 See Deut. 15:11.

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