Jesus Praises A Woman Who Gave H
While Jesus was at dinner at Bethany in the house of Simon, the
jar-maker, a woman came in with an alabaster jar of pure perfume, which
was very costly. Breaking the jar she poured the perfume over his head.
Some said to each other in indignation, "Why this waste of perfume? It
might have been sold for more than three hundred silver pieces and the
money given to the poor."
But because they found fault with her, Jesus said, "Let her alone, why
do you trouble her? She has done me a beautiful service. The poor are
with you always; to them you can do good whenever you wish, but me you
will not always have. She has done what she could; she has poured oil on
my body beforehand for burial. I tell you, wherever through all the
world the good news is told, this deed of hers will be told in memory of
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