The New King James Version

Mark 14:1–9

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Leaders Plot to Kill Jesus

Matt. 26:1–5; Luke 22:1, 2

14 After atwo days it was the Passover and bthe Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by 1trickery and put Him to death. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.”

Mary Anoints Jesus

Matt. 26:6–13; John 12:2–8

cAnd 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 2oil 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 ddenarii and given to the poor.” And they ecriticized 3her sharply.

But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. fFor you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; gbut 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 hpreached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

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