New Living Translation
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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LibraryJune 12. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
"We would see Jesus" (John xii. 21). Glory to Him for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future; the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand. Our Saviour was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him till we get on high and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the land of far distances. There shall not a single thing come to …
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November 19. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
May 8. "Except a Corn of Wheat Fall into the Ground and Die" (John xii. 24).
April 14. "I if I be Lifted up from the Earth Will Draw all Men unto Me" (John xii. 32).
There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.
You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always have me.
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