Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. 8 But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, saying, Why this waste? 9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10 However, knowing this, Jesus said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? Because she has done a good work for me. 11 For you always have the poor with you; but you dont always have me. 12 For in pouring this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of as a memorial of her.