Matthew 26:12

For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in that she hath powred this ointment on my body, shee did it for my buriall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in putting this perfume on my body, she did it to make me ready for my last resting-place.
- Basic English Bible

For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying.
- Darby Bible

For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
- Webster's Bible

In pouring this ointment over me, her object was to prepare me for burial.
- Weymouth Bible

For in pouring this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
- World English Bible

This womman sendynge this oynement in to my bodi, dide to birie me.
- Wycliffe Bible

for she having put this ointment on my body -- for my burial she did [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:12


26:12 She hath done it for my burial - As it were for the embalming of my body. Indeed this was not her design: but our Lord puts this construction upon it, to confirm thereby what he had before said to his disciples, concerning his approaching death.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:12


Mt 26:12 For my burial. It was customary to anoint the dead and lay the body in spices. See Joh 19:40 Lu 23:56 2Ch 16:14. Mary was probably impelled only her love of the Lord and desire to do him honor; but Jesus, about to die and be buried, declares the anointing a fit preparation.

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