When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.
Then Mary took three quarters of a pound 1 of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard 2 and anointed the feet of Jesus. She 3 then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) 4
Such trials show the proven character of your faith, 1 which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away 2 – and will bring praise 3 and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 4