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10 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Why are you critical of this woman? She has done a beautiful act of kindness for me. 11 You will always have someone poor whom you can help, but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured the fragrant oil over me, she was preparing my body for burial.[a]

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  1. Matthew 26:12 It is entirely possible that when the Roman soldiers pierced Jesus’ beautiful feet and put the crown of thorns on his lovely head, they could have smelled this fragrant oil.

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