Mark 14:8
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New International Version
She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.

King James Bible
She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

Darby Bible Translation
What *she* could she has done. She has beforehand anointed my body for the burial.

World English Bible
She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.

Young's Literal Translation
what she could she did, she anticipated to anoint my body for the embalming.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To anoint my body to the burying - Εις τον ενταφιασμον, against, or in reference to, its embalmment, thus pointing out my death and the embalmment of my body, for the bodies of persons of distinction were wrapped up in aromatics to preserve them from putrefaction. See on Matthew 26:12 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hath done. 'It appears to me more probable,' says Dr. Doddridge, 'that Matthew and Mark should have introduced this story out of its place--that Lazarus, if he made this feast (which is not expressly said by John,) should have made use of Simon's house, as more convenient--and that Mary should have poured this ointment on Christ's head and body, as well as on his feet,--than that, within the compass of four days, Christ should have been twice anointed with so costly a perfume; and that the same fault should be found with the action, and the same value set upon the ointment, and the same words used in defence of the woman, and all this in the presence of many of the same persons; all which improbable particulars must be admitted, if the stories be considered as different.' The rebuke which Judas received from Christ at this unction determined him in his resolution to betray his Master; and therefore Christ's rebuke, and Judas's revenge, are united, as cause and effect, by Matthew and Mark.

1 Chronicles 28:2,3 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, and my people: As for me...

1 Chronicles 29:1-17 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender...

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 34:19-33 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes...

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

2 Corinthians 8:1-3,12 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

she is.

Mark 15:42-47 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath...

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices...

Luke 23:53-56 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid...

Luke 24:1-3 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared...

John 12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this.

John 19:32-42 Then came the soldiers, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him...

Library
July 28 Evening
Let your requests be made known unto God.--PHIL. 4:6. Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.--There was given to me a thorn in the flesh. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

'Is it I?'
'Is it I?'--Mark xiv. 19 The scene shows that Judas had not as yet drawn any suspicion on himself. Here the Apostles seem to be higher than their ordinary stature; for they do not take to questioning one another, or even to protest, 'No!' but to questioning Christ. I. The solemn prophecy. It seems strange at first sight that our Lord should have introduced such thoughts then, disturbing the sweet repose of that hallowed hour. But the terrible fact of the betrayal was naturally suggested by the emblems
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Questions About the Lord's Supper
THE paper which begins at this page requires a few words of prefatory explanation. It consists of fifty-one questions about the Lord's Supper, with special reference to points which are the subject of much dispute and controversy in the present day. It supplies fifty-one answers to these questions, chiefly drawn from the New Testament, and the Articles, Communion Service, and Catechism of the Church of England. It contains, in addition, some valuable extracts from the writings of standard English
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

That He who is About to Communicate with Christ Ought to Prepare Himself with Great Diligence
The Voice of the Beloved I am the Lover of purity, and Giver of sanctity. I seek a pure heart, and there is the place of My rest. Prepare for Me the larger upper room furnished, and I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.(1) If thou wilt that I come unto thee and abide with thee, purge out the old leaven,(2) and cleanse the habitation of thy heart. Shut out the whole world, and all the throng of sins; sit as a sparrow alone upon the house-top,(3) and think upon thy transgressions
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Matthew 26:12
When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

John 19:40
Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.

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