Matthew 26:11
New International Version
The poor you will always have with 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 you always have the poor with you, but you will 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 the poor you always have 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 ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

Christian Standard Bible
You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.

Contemporary English Version
You will always have the poor with you, but you won't always have me.

Good News Translation
You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me.

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

International Standard Version
You'll always have the destitute with you, but you'll not 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 always with you, but you do not have me 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 have with you always; but you do not always have Me.

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

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

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

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
The poor you always have with you, but me you have not 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 always ye have with you, and me ye have not always;
Study Bible
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
10Aware of this, Jesus asked, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful deed to Me. 11The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me. 12By pouring this perfume on Me, she has prepared My body for 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 26:10
Aware of this, Jesus asked, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful deed to 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.

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 always with you; but me you have not always.

ye have.

Matthew 25:34-40,42-45
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: …

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.

Mark 14:7
For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

but.

Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 28:20
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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.







Lexicon
The
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

with
μεθ’ (meth’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

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

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

always
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(11) Ye have the poor always with you.--Our Lord dealt with the objection of the murmurers on their own ground, as if it were genuine, and does not openly rebuke the dishonesty of the chief objector. But look and tone, and the solemn pathos of the words, "Me ye have not always," must have made the Traitor feel that he was in the presence of One who read the secrets of his heart.

Verse 11. - Ye have the poor always with you. St. Mark adds, "and whensoever ye will ye may do them good." This was in strict accordance with the old Law: "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" (Deuteronomy 15:11). The existence of poor gives scope for the exercise of the graces of charity, benevolence, and self-denial; and such opportunities will never be wanting while the world lasts. Me ye have not always; i.e. in bodily presence. When he speaks of being with his Church always to the end, he is speaking of his Divine presence. His human body, his body of humiliation, was removed from the sight and touch of men, and he could no longer be received and welcomed and succoured as heretofore. In a different and far more effectual mode he would visit his faithful servants by a spiritual presence which should never fail or be withdrawn. To the objectors he would say, "You will no longer have opportunity of honouring me in my human form; why, then, do you grudge the homage now paid me for the last time?" 26:6-13 The pouring ointment upon the head of Christ was a token of the highest respect. Where there is true love in the heart to Jesus Christ, nothing will be thought too good to bestow upon him. The more Christ's servants and their services are cavilled at, the more he manifests his acceptance. This act of faith and love was so remarkable, that it would be reported, as a memorial of Mary's faith and love, to all future ages, and in all places where the gospel should be preached. This prophecy is fulfilled.
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