Matthew 26:7

“There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There came vnto him a woman, hauing an alabaster boxe of very precious ointment, and powred it on his head, as he sate at meat.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined {at the table.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There came to him a woman having a bottle of perfume of great price, and she put the perfume on his head when he was seated at table.
- Basic English Bible

a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table.
- Darby Bible

There came to him a woman having an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he sat at table.
- Webster's Bible

a woman came to Him with a jar of very costly, sweet-scented ointment, which she poured over His head as He reclined at table.
- Weymouth Bible

a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table.
- World English Bible

a womman that hadde a box of alabastre of precious oynement, cam to hym, and schedde out on the heed of hym restynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:7


Mt 26:7 A woman. Mary, the sister of Lazarus. See Joh 12:3. An alabaster box. A vase. Of very precious ointment. Of spikenard, very costly and precious. It was worth 300 pence, or denarii, equivalent, when we consider the change in money values, to $300 now. Poured it on his head. She broke the vase and emptied it. See Mr 14:3-9.

Discussion for Matthew 26:7

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 7
    Our Lord smelt so so good, And this signified His glorious kingship to face death with a victorious persona.There was no use for the Marys to go to the tomb later to spice His body.This woman was led by the Spirit of God to do this rememberable deeds.This goes on to show that our repentance is essential so that God can use us in His Vineyard. This woman was regarded the very least in the Kingdom yet God used her losses for the gain of the whole world that Christ died for.Let it be noted that this very deed potrayed the ressurrection, for it were for death alone, she would not have poured it all out but applied it and kept the rest to sell.The reaction that she recieved from her fellowman shows how we are quick to speak and slow to listen and that brings about judgement, which we are not to partake in.This woman displayed love in its truest form, the love that Christ taught!

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