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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Matthew 26:6–13

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The Precious Ointment

6 aNow when Jesus was in bBethany, at the home of Simon the leper,

7 aa woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.

8 But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, “Why this waste?

9 “For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.

11 “For you always have athe poor with you; but you do not always have Me.

12 “For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it ato prepare Me for burial.

13 “Truly I say to you, awherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”

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