“Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.” (John 12:1-8)
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38)
Bonus: Judas said that the ointment could have been sold for 300 pence. A pence or denarius was a days wage according to Matthew 20:2, or some estimates have it as 10 donkeys. This means that the cost was anywhere between $20,000 and $60,000!
The video being referenced: We Tried $1,000 Gold Chicken Wings: https://youtu.be/xSub4951k9g
“Relaxing Piano Music” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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