Jesus was Anointed by Mary Before He was Crucified
Jesus arrived in Bethany six days before Passover to eat a dinner prepared in his honor by Martha and Mary anointed his feet with an expensive perfume wiped the perfume unto his feet with her hair. Jesus was anointed in Bethany by Mary in preparation for his death. Mary and Martha made Jesus a supper At the dinner the bible mentions that Lazarus was one of the people having the meal with them. Lazarus was the man that Jesus loved and rose from the dead.
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. John 12:2
Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with her hair
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:3
Judas comments about the waste of expensive ointments to anoint Jesus because he was a thief Ironically the one disciple who betrayed Jesus and who was also the one who carried the bag of money belonging to Jesus and the disciples was the only one who had an objection to Mary anointing Jesus Christ's feet with her hair and his objection was simply because he felt it was a waste of money because the ointment was very expensive.
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him. John 12:4
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? John 12:5
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. John 12:6
Jesus reprimands Judas and reveals that He would not always be with them
Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. John 12:7
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. John 12:8
Memory Verse: For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. John 12:8
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