12 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 12 2 There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at table with him. 12 3 Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 12 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, 12 5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" 12 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. 12 7 Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. 12 8 The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."