New International Version
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
King James Bible
For ye have the poor always 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 always ye have with you, and me ye have not always;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye have the poor always with you - And, consequently, have the opportunity of doing them good at any time; but me ye have not always; my bodily presence is about to be removed from you for ever. The woman, under a presentiment of my death is preparing me for my burial.
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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.
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to 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.
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
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