4 But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said,
“Why was this fragrant oil wasted? 5 For it might have been sold for more
than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.”
And they criticized her sharply.
6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her?
She has done a good work for Me. 7 For you have the poor with you always,
and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.
8 She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
9 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world,
what this woman has done will also
be told as a memorial to her.”