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Matthew 26:12

    Matthew 26:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:12

    She did it for my burial - Or, She hath done it to embalm me - ενταφιασαι με. The Septuagint use ενταφιαϚης for the person whose office it was to embalm, Genesis 50:2, and ενταφιαζω for the Hebrew הנט which signifies to prepare with spices, or aromatics, Genesis 50:3. Our Lord took this opportunity to tell them, once more, that he was shortly to die.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:12

    She did it for my burial - It is not to be supposed that Mary understood clearly that he was then about to die - for the apostles, it seems, did not fully comprehend it, or that she intended it for his burial; but she had done it as an act of kindness and love, to show her regard for her Lord.

    He said that it was a proper preparation for his burial. In ancient times, bodies were anointed and embalmed for the purpose of the sepulchre. Jesus said that this was "really" a preparation for that burial; a fitting him in a proper manner for the tomb.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.