12 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, awhere Lazarus was 1who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 bThere they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then cMary took a pound of very costly oil of dspikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
4 But one of His disciples, eJudas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for 2three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and fhad the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; 3she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8 For gthe poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, hwhom He had raised from the dead. 10 iBut the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 jbecause on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
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