Jesus Anointed at Bethany
c And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted?
"For it might have been sold for more than three hundred d denarii and given to the poor." And they e criticized her sharply.
But Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
f "For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; g but Me you do not have always.
"She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
"Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is h preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.
And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil.
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
"But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe!'
"Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it."
And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner.
When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you?
"For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.'
For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always.
"For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."
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Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.