Mark 14:1-11 Reading the Passage

Will You Give a Special Gift to Jesus? – Mark 14:1-11

14 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to subtly seize Jesus and kill him; (2) for they said, We cannot do it during the feast, or else there may be a riot among the people. (3) Now while he was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, as he reclined at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume over his head. (4) But some who were there reacted with indignation and were saying among themselves, Why has this perfume been wasted? (5) This perfume could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the proceeds given to the poor. So they were rebuking her. (6) But Jesus said, Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a good deed to me. (7) You always have the poor among you, and whenever you desire you can do something good for them; but you will not always have me. (8) She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burying. (9) I tell you the truth, Wherever the gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, what this woman has done shall also be told in memory of her. (10) But Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve, went away to the chief priests, in order to betray him unto them. (11) They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he looked for a convenient opportunity to betray him to them.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.