14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
14:4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
14:5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
King James Bible (1611)
| Jesus is Anointed and Suffer the Little Children |
Designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
Church of St Peter, Llandevaud, Newport
| Christ and St Mary Magdalene at the House of Simon the Leper |
artist: W. F. Dixon
Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle
| Peter's Commission and Christ Anointed at Bethany |
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
Church of St Tydecho, Cemmaes, Powys
west wall of the nave
| Scenes from the Gospels with St Mary Magdalene |
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
Church of St Mary, Usk, Monmouthshire
south wall of the chancel