Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper, (Matthew 26:6)

a 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. (Matthew 26:7)

But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Why this waste? (Matthew 26:8)

"For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor." (Matthew 26:9)

But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me. (Matthew 26:10)

"For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. (Matthew 26:11)

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial. (Matthew 26:12)

"Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her." (Matthew 26:13)

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