Mark 14:3-9 NAS
While He was in Bethany at
the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table there came
a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and
she broke the vial and poured it over His head. But some were
indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume
been wasted" For this perfume might have been sold for over
three hundred denarii's, and the money given to the
poor." And they were scolding her. But Jesus said, "Let
her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to
me. For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you
can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. She has done
what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world,
what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."