John 12:7

“Then said Iesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this.”

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Other Translations

Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
- King James Version

Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesus said, Let her be. Let her keep what she has for the day of my death.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial;
- Darby Bible

Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burial hath she kept this.
- Webster's Bible

But Jesus interposed. "Do not blame her," He said, "allow her to have kept it for the time of my preparation for burial.
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept this for the day of my burial.
- World English Bible

Therfor Jhesus seide, Suffre ye hir, that in to the day of my biriyng sche kepe that;
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus, therefore, said, `Suffer her; for the day of my embalming she hath kept it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:7

12:7 Against the day of my burial - Which now draws nigh.

People's Bible Notes for John 12:7

Joh 12:7 Against the day of my burying hath she kept this. Before a week he was to be in the tomb. It was customary to anoint dead bodies for burial.

Discussion for John 12

    JOHN 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me ...him will my father honor. My favorite verse in all the bible. It says everything. I get goosebumps everytime I read it. Serve and FOLLOW, follow in the way Jesus lived and carried on his business, and his father will honor you. Powerful !
  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • A disciple
    "While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them." How many mornings will we still wake up in this world? How many days will we still have to receive the Light, repent and be converted? How many days will God bear with this people who only oppose and resist His Spirit and despise Jesus Christ?
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Jesus was not ready for the Gentile world, Jesus had to finish the work on the cross. St. JOHN 12:20-24. The Word is so real ..

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