The poor you will always have with you,
and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
Mark 14:7 in 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.
You will have the poor with you every day for the rest of your lives. Whenever you feel like it, you can do something for them. Not so with me.
You always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.
Mark 14:7 In-Context
It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? 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.
She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
See Deut. 15:11.
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