Mark 14:7
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.

Berean Study Bible
The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them whenever you want. But you will not always have Me.

Berean Literal Bible
For the poor you always have with you, and you are able to do them good whenever you desire; but not always do you 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.

New King James Version
For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.

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

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 1977
“For the poor you always have with you, and whenever you wish, you can do them good; but you do not always have Me.

Amplified Bible
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do something good to them; but you will not always have Me.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Contemporary English Version
You will always have the poor with you. And whenever you want to, you can give to them. But you won't always have me here with you.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
You will always have poor people with you, and any time you want to, you can help them. But you will not always have me.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
for you always have the poor with you, and whenever you may will you are able to do them good, but you do not 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!

New Heart 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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6But Jesus said, “Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful deed to Me. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them whenever you want. But you will not always have Me. 8She has done what she could to anoint My body in advance of My burial.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:11
For there will never cease to be poor in the land; that is why I am commanding you to open wide your hand to your brother and to the 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
But Jesus said, "Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful deed to Me.

John 12:8
The poor you will always have with 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 thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Matthew 25:35-45
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: …

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

but.

John 13:33
Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

John 16:5,28
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? …

John 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.









(7) Whensoever ye will ye may do them good.--Peculiar to St. Mark; the other words being given by him in common with St. Matthew and St. John.

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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

poor
πτωχοὺς (ptōchous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4434: Poor, destitute, spiritually poor, either in a good sense (humble devout persons) or bad.

you will always have
ἔχετε (echete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

with
μεθ’ (meth’)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

you,
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

you can
δύνασθε (dynasthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

help
εὖ (eu)
Adverb
Strong's 2095: Well, well done, good, rightly; also used as an exclamation. Neuter of a primary eus; well.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

whenever
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

you want.
θέλητε (thelēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

{you will} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

always
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

have
ἔχετε (echete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

Me.
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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