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Matthew 26:1-13 Mark 14:1-9 John 12:1-8

1 Then, six days before
the Passover, Jesus came
to Bethany, where Lazarus
was who had been dead,[a]
whom He had raised from
the dead.
1 Now it came to pass, 1 After two days it was
when Jesus had finished the Passover and the Feast
all these sayings, that He of Unleavened Bread.
said to His disciples, 2
“You know that after two
days is the Passover, and
the Son of Man will be
delivered up to be
crucified.”

3 Then the chief priests, And the chief priests and
the scribes,[a] and the the scribes sought how
elders of the people they might take Him by
assembled at the palace of trickery and put Him to
the high priest, who was death. 2 But they said,
called Caiaphas, 4 and “Not during the feast, lest
plotted to take Jesus by there be an uproar of the
trickery and kill Him. 5 people.”
But they said, “Not during
the feast, lest there be an
uproar among the people.”

6 And when Jesus was in 3 And being in Bethany at 2 There they made Him a
Bethany at the house of the house of Simon the supper; and Martha served,
Simon the leper, 7 a leper, as He sat at the but Lazarus was one of
woman came to Him table, a woman came those who sat at the table
having an alabaster flask having an alabaster flask with Him. 3 Then Mary
of very costly fragrant oil, of very costly oil of took a pound of very costly
and she poured it on His spikenard. Then she broke oil of spikenard, anointed
head as He sat at the table. the flask and poured it on the feet of Jesus, and
His head. wiped His feet with her
hair. And the house was
filled with the fragrance of
the oil.

8 But when His disciples 4 But there were some 4 But one of His disciples,
saw it, they were who were indignant among Judas Iscariot, Simon’s
indignant, saying, “Why themselves, and said, son, who would betray
this waste? 9 For this “Why was this fragrant oil Him, said, 5 “Why was
fragrant oil might have wasted? 5 For it might this fragrant oil not sold
been sold for much and have been sold for more for three hundred denarii[b]
given to the poor.” than three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6
and given to the poor.” This he said, not that he
And they criticized her cared for the poor, but
sharply. because he was a thief, and
had the money box; and he
used to take what was put
in it.
10 But when Jesus was 6 But Jesus said, “Let her 7 But Jesus said, “Let her
aware of it, He said to alone. Why do you trouble alone; she has kept[c] this
them, “Why do you her? She has done a good for the day of My burial.
trouble the woman? For work for Me.
she has done a good work
for Me.
11 For you have the poor 7 For you have the poor 8 For the poor you have
with you always, but Me with you always, and with you always, but Me
you do not have always. whenever you wish you you do not have always.”
12 For in pouring this may do them good; but Me
fragrant oil on My body, you do not have always. 8
she did it for My burial. She has done what she
could. She has come
beforehand to anoint My
body for burial.
13 Assuredly, I say to you, 9 Assuredly, I say to you, (No parallel of this in
wherever this gospel is wherever this gospel is John)
preached in the whole preached in the whole
world, what this woman world, what this woman
has done will also be told has done will also be told
as a memorial to her.” as a memorial to her.”