New American Standard Bible
"You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.
King James Bible
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Darby Bible Translation
My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but she has anointed my feet with myrrh.
World English Bible
You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
Young's Literal Translation
with oil my head thou didst not anoint, but this woman with ointment did anoint my feet;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My head with oil - The custom of pouring oil upon the head was universal among the Jews. The oil used was sweet oil or oil of olives, prepared in such a way as to give an agreeable smell. It was also used to render the hair more smooth and elegant. See Ruth 3:3; 2 Samuel 12:20; 2 Samuel 14:2; Psalm 23:5.
With ointment - This "ointment" was a mixture of various aromatics, and was therefore far more costly and precious than the "oil" commonly used for anointing the head. Her conduct, compared with that of Simon, was therefore more striking. "He" did not give even the common oil "for his head" used on such occasions. "She" had applied to "his feet" a far more precious and valuable "unguent." "He" therefore, showed comparatively "little" love. "She" showed "much."
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'The Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of Him.' --LUKE vii. 30. Our Lord has just been pouring unstinted praise on the head of John the Baptist. The eulogium was tenderly timed, for it followed, and was occasioned by the expression, through messengers, of John's doubts of Christ's Messiahship. Lest these should shake the people's confidence in the Forerunner, and make them think of him as weak and shifting, Christ speaks of him in the glowing …
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2 Samuel 12:20
So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.
Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.
I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.
"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
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