6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,
7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume,
which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.
9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman?
She has done a beautiful thing for me.
11 The poor you will always have with you,
but you will not always have me.
12 When she poured this perfume on my body,
she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel
is preached throughout the world, what
she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
14 Then one of the Twelve — the one called Judas Iscariot —
went to the chief priests 15 and asked,
“What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?”
So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
16 From then on Judas watched for an
opportunity to hand him over.