1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, a where Lazarus was 1 who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 b There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then c Mary took a pound of very costly oil of d spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 But one of His disciples, e Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said, 5 "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for 2 three hundred denarii 2 and given to the poor?" 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and f had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. 7 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; 4 she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8 "For g the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.