Mark 14:7
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New International Version
The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.

New Living Translation
You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always have me.

English Standard Version
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me.

New American Standard Bible
"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.

King James Bible
For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.

International Standard Version
because you'll always have the destitute with you and can help them whenever you want, but you won't always have me.

NET Bible
For you will always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want. But you will not always have me!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For the poor are always with you, and whenever you wish, you can do good for them, but I am not always with you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will always have the poor with you and can help them whenever you want. But you will not always have me with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye have the poor with you always, and whenever ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

American King James Version
For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

American Standard Version
For ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can do them good: but me ye have not always.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

Darby Bible Translation
for ye have the poor always with you, and whenever ye would ye can do them good; but me ye have not always.

English Revised Version
For ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can do them good: but me ye have not always.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye have the poor with you always, and whenever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

Weymouth New Testament
For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you choose you can do acts of kindness to them; but me you have not always.

World English Bible
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.

Young's Literal Translation
for the poor always ye have with you, and whenever ye may will ye are able to do them good, but me ye have not always;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-11 Did Christ pour out his soul unto death for us, and shall we think any thing too precious for him? Do we give him the precious ointment of our best affections? Let us love him with all the heart, though it is common for zeal and affection to be misunderstood and blamed; and remember that charity to the poor will not excuse any from particular acts of piety to the Lord Jesus. Christ commended this woman's pious attention to the notice of believers in all ages. Those who honour Christ he will honour. Covetousness was Judas' master lust, and that betrayed him to the sin of betraying his Master; the devil suited his temptation to that, and so conquered him. And see what wicked contrivances many have in their sinful pursuits; but what appears to forward their plans, will prove curses in the end.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Far ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can (δύνασθε) do them good: but me ye have not always. The little clause, "whensoever ye will ye can do them good," occurs only in St. Mark. It is as though our Lord said, "The world always abounds with poor; therefore you always have it in your power to help them; but within a week I shall have gone from you, after which you will be unable to perform any service like this for me; yea, no more to see, to hear, to touch me. Suffer, then, this woman to perform this ministry now for me, which after six days she will have no other opportunity of doing."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For ye have the poor with you always,.... See Gill on Matthew 26:11;

and whensoever ye will ye may do them good; by feeding them when hungry, clothing them when naked, and supplying them with the necessaries of life:

but me ye have not always; meaning, with respect to his bodily presence, which, in a short time, would be removed from them, and they would have no opportunity of showing him any such outward respect personally; See Gill on Matthew 26:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. For ye have the poor with you always—referring to De 15:11.

and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always—a gentle hint of His approaching departure, by One who knew the worth of His own presence.

Mark 14:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. 7"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. 8"She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:11
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.

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

Mark 14:6
"Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

John 12:8
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
Treasury of Scripture

For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

ye have.

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

Matthew 25:35-45 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

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

John 12:7,8 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has …

2 Corinthians 9:13,14 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for …

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels …

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

1 John 3:16-19 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

but.

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

John 16:5,28 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, …

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and …

Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things…

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