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The Anointing at Bethany
3 While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,[a] as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head.(A) 4 But some were there who said to one another in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me.(B) 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial.(C) 9 Truly I tell you, wherever the good news[b] is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.”Read full chapter
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