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John 12:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore Jesus said, “Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burial hath she kept this.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Jesus, therefore, said—Let her alone, that, for the day of my burial, she may observe it;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jesus, therefore, said, 'Suffer her; for the day of my embalming she hath kept it,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then said Iesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But Jeshu said, Let her alone. For the day of my burial had she kept it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But Jesus said: Let her alone; she hath kept it for the day of my burial.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
said 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Jesus, 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
Let y863
[0863] Standard
ἀφίημι
aphiemi
{af-ee'-ay-mee}
From G0575 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go)); to send forth, in various applications.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
her y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
alone: 863
{0863} Prime
ἀφίημι
aphiemi
{af-ee'-ay-mee}
From G0575 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go)); to send forth, in various applications.
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
against 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
day 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
of my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
burying 1780
{1780} Prime
ἐνταφιασμός
entaphiasmos
{en-taf-ee-as-mos'}
From G1779; preparation for interment.
hath she kept 5083
{5083} Prime
τηρέω
tereo
{tay-reh'-o}
From τηρός [[teros]] (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), that is, to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried).
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
this. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 12:1-8.


John 12:7

_ _ said Jesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she done this — not that she thought of His burial, much less reserved any of her nard to anoint her dead Lord. But as the time was so near at hand when that office would have to be performed, and she was not to have that privilege even alter the spices were brought for the purpose (Mark 16:1), He lovingly regards it as done now.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 12:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 12:7

Against the day of my burial — Which now draws nigh.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 12:7

(2) Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

(2) This extraordinary anointing, which was a sign, is allowed by God so that he may witness that he will not be worshipped with outward pomp or costly service, but with alms.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Let:

Psalms 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save [him] from those that condemn his soul.
Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: [is] not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
Matthew 26:10 When Jesus understood [it], he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
Mark 14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.

against:

John 19:38-42 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave [him] leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. ... There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation [day]; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] for my burial.
Matthew 27:57-60 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: ... And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
Mark 15:42-47 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, ... And Mary Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses beheld where he was laid.
Luke 23:50 And, behold, [there was] a man named Joseph, a counsellor; [and he was] a good man, and a just:
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Ps 109:31. Zc 3:2. Mt 26:10, 12; 27:57. Mk 14:6; 15:42. Lk 23:50. Jn 19:38.

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