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1Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead.
2A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate*12:2 Or who reclined. with him. 3Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar*12:3 Greek took 1 litra [327 grams]. of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance.