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10 But Jesus knew, and said to them, What be ye heavy to this woman? for she hath wrought in me a good work [she hath wrought a good work in me].

11 For ye shall ever have poor men with you, but ye shall not always have me. [For why ye shall evermore have poor men with you, but ye shall not all-gates have me.]

12 For this woman sending this ointment into my body, did [for] to bury me.

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