New International Version
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
King James Bible
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
Darby Bible Translation
for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye 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 ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this - Several MSS. and versions read thus: - Αφες αυτην, ἱνα εις την ἡμεραντου ενταφιασμου μου τηρησῃ - Let her alone, That she may keep it to the day of my embalming. This is the reading of BDLQ, four others, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, later Syriac in the margin, Slavonic, Vulgate, all the Itala but one; Nonnus, Ambrosius, Gaudentius, and Augustin. This reading, which has the approbation of Mill, Bengel, Griesbach, Pearce, and others, intimates that only a part of the ointment was then used, and that the rest was kept till the time that the women came to embalm the body of Jesus: Luke 24:1. See the notes on Matthew 26:12, Matthew 26:13.
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Chester Cathedral. 1870. St John xii. 24, 25. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." This is our Lord's own parable. In it He tells us that His death, His resurrection, His ascension, is a mystery which we may believe, not only because the Bible tells us of it, but because …
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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.
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
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