Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread
were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the
law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. “But not during
the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.” 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. Some of those