John 12:8
Good News Translation
You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me."

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

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

New American Bible
You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:11 There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.

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

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

but.

John 12:35 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither be goeth.

John 8:21 Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.

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

John 16:5-7 But I told you not these things from the beginning, because I was with you. And now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou? . . .

Songs 5:6 I opened the bolt of my door to my beloved: but he had turned aside, and was gone. My soul melted when he spoke: I sought him, and found him not: I called, and he did not answer me.

Acts 1:9-11 And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. . . .

Context
Mary Anoints Jesus
7Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial. 8For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always. 9A great multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:11
There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.

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

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

Additional Translations
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for the poor ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'
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