John 12:8

8 You will always have the poor among you,[a] but you will not always have me.”

John 12:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
ESV
8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."
NLT
8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
MSG
8 You always have the poor with you. You don't always have me."
CSB
8 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

John 12:8 In-Context

6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 You will always have the poor among you,but you will not always have me.”
9 Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 15:11

Footnotes 1

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