New International Version
a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
King James Bible
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
Darby Bible Translation
a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There came unto him a woman - There is much contention among commentators about the transaction mentioned here, and in John 12:3; some supposing them to be different, others to be the same. Bishop Newcome's view of the subject I have placed at the end of the chapter.
Some think that the woman mentioned here was Mary, the sister of Lazarus; others Mary Magdalene; but against the former opinion it is argued that it is not likely, had this been Mary the sister of Lazarus, that Matthew and Mark would have suppressed her name. Besides, say they, we should not confound the repast which is mentioned here, with that mentioned by John, John 12:3. This one was made only two days before the passover, and that one six days before: the one was made at the house of Simon the leper, the other at the house of Lazarus, John 12:1, John 12:2. At this, the woman poured the oil on the head of Christ; at the other, Mary anointed Christ's feet with it. See on Mark 14:3 (note), and see the notes at the end of this chapter, (Bishop Newcome's Account of the Anointing).
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The prophet Elisha summoned a man from the company of the prophets and said to him, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take this flask of olive oil with you and go to Ramoth Gilead.
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.
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