New International Version
She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
King James Bible
She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Darby Bible Translation
What *she* could she has done. She has beforehand anointed my body for the burial.
World English Bible
She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.
Young's Literal Translation
what she could she did, she anticipated to anoint my body for the embalming.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To anoint my body to the burying - Εις τον ενταφιασμον, against, or in reference to, its embalmment, thus pointing out my death and the embalmment of my body, for the bodies of persons of distinction were wrapped up in aromatics to preserve them from putrefaction. See on Matthew 26:12 (note).
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hath done. 'It appears to me more probable,' says Dr. Doddridge, 'that Matthew and Mark should have introduced this story out of its place--that Lazarus, if he made this feast (which is not expressly said by John,) should have made use of Simon's house, as more convenient--and that Mary should have poured this ointment on Christ's head and body, as well as on his feet,--than that, within the compass of four days, Christ should have been twice anointed with so costly a perfume; and that the same fault should be found with the action, and the same value set upon the ointment, and the same words used in defence of the woman, and all this in the presence of many of the same persons; all which improbable particulars must be admitted, if the stories be considered as different.' The rebuke which Judas received from Christ at this unction determined him in his resolution to betray his Master; and therefore Christ's rebuke, and Judas's revenge, are united, as cause and effect, by Matthew and Mark.
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When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.
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