Mark 14:7

7 The poor you will always have with you,aand you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.

Read Mark 14:7 Using Other Translations

For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. 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.

What does Mark 14:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 14:7

For ye have the poor with you always
(See Gill on Matthew 26:11);

and whensoever ye will ye may do them good;
by feeding them when hungry, clothing them when naked, and supplying them with the necessaries of life:

but me ye have not always;
meaning, with respect to his bodily presence, which, in a short time, would be removed from them, and they would have no opportunity of showing him any such outward respect personally; (See Gill on Matthew 26:11).

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