6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper,7a 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.8But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, “Why this waste?9“For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”10But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.11“For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.12“For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.13“Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
14Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests15and said, “What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?” And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him.
47While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.48Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.”49Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.50And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
51And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.52Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.53“Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?54“How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”