John 12:8
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New International Version
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."

New Living Translation
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."

English Standard Version
For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

Berean Study Bible
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me."

Berean Literal Bible
For you always have the poor with you, but not always do you have Me."

New American Standard Bible
"For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

King James Bible
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

International Standard Version
because you will always have the destitute with you, but you won't always have me."

NET Bible
For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!"

New Heart English Bible
For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For you have the poor with you always, but you do not have me with you always.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me with you."

New American Standard 1977
“For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the poor ye always have with you, but ye shall not always have me.

King James 2000 Bible
For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.

American King James Version
For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.

American Standard Version
For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always.

Darby Bible Translation
for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

English Revised Version
For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.

Weymouth New Testament
For the poor you always have with you, but you have not me always."

World English Bible
For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me."

Young's Literal Translation
for the poor ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-11 Christ had formerly blamed Martha for being troubled with much serving. But she did not leave off serving, as some, who when found fault with for going too far in one way, peevishly run too far another way; she still served, but within hearing of Christ's gracious words. Mary gave a token of love to Christ, who had given real tokens of his love to her and her family. God's Anointed should be our Anointed. Has God poured on him the oil of gladness above his fellows, let us pour on him the ointment of our best affections. In Judas a foul sin is gilded over with a plausible pretence. We must not think that those do no acceptable service, who do it not in our way. The reigning love of money is heart-theft. The grace of Christ puts kind comments on pious words and actions, makes the best of what is amiss, and the most of what is good. Opportunities are to be improved; and those first and most vigorously, which are likely to be the shortest. To consult to hinder the further effect of the miracle, by putting Lazarus to death, is such wickedness, malice, and folly, as cannot be explained, except by the desperate enmity of the human heart against God. They resolved that the man should die whom the Lord had raised to life. The success of the gospel often makes wicked men so angry, that they speak and act as if they hoped to obtain a victory over the Almighty himself.
Study Bible
Mary Anoints Jesus
7“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “She was intended to keep this perfume to prepare for the day of My burial. 8The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.” 9Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews learned that Jesus was there. And they came not only because of Him, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:11
"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'

Matthew 26:11
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.

Mark 14:7
The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them whenever you want. But you will not always have Me.
Treasury of Scripture

For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.

the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command …

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you …

but.

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

John 8:21 Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, …

John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek …

John 16:5-7 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, …

Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and …

Acts 1:9-11 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken …

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