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Mark 14:3-9

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 3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment of very precious spikenard; and she broke the jar and poured it over his head.

 4 But there were some who were indignant and said to themselves, "Why was this waste of the ointment made?

 5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence [more than a year's wages], and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her."

 6 But Jesus said, "Leave her alone, why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing for me.

 7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but you will not always have me.

 8 She has done what she could; she has come beforehand to anoint my body for burial.

 9 Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the whole world, what she has done will be spoken of as a memorial to her."

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