Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.

International Standard Version

because you'll always have the destitute with you and can help them whenever you want, but you won't always have me.

A Conservative Version

For ye always have the poor with you, and whenever ye may desire ye can do them well, but ye do not always have me.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you will not always have Me.

An Understandable Version

You will always have poor people with you, and you can do something good for them whenever you want to, but you will not always have me with you.

Anderson New Testament

For you have the poor with you always; and whenever you choose, you can do them good; but me you have not always.

Bible in Basic English

The poor you have ever with you, and whenever you have the desire you may do them good: but me you have not for ever.

Common New Testament

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you will, you can do good to them; but you will not always have me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the poor you have always with you, and you may relieve them whenever you please: but me you will not always have.

Darby Translation

for ye have the poor always with you, and whenever ye would ye can do them good; but me ye have not always.

Godbey New Testament

For you have the poor always with you, and when you wish, you are able to do them good: but you have not me always.

Goodspeed New Testament

For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you please you can do for them, but you will not always have me.

John Wesley New Testament

For ye have the poor always with you, and when ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For ye have the poor with you always, and whenever ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.

Julia Smith Translation

For always have ye the poor with you, and when ye wish ye can do them good: and me ye have not always.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you desire you may do them good. But you do not have Me always.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For ye shall have poor with you always: and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye shall not have always.

Moffatt New Testament

The poor you always have beside you, and you can be kind to them whenever you want; but you will not always have me.

Montgomery New Testament

She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor among you, and can show them kindness whenever you wish, but me you will not always have.

NET Bible

For you will always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want. But you will not always have me!

New Heart English Bible

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.

Noyes New Testament

For the poor ye have always with you, and whenever ye will, ye can do good to them; but me ye have not always.

Sawyer New Testament

The poor you have always with you, and you can do them good when you will; but me you have not always.

The Emphasized Bible

For, always, have ye, the destitute, with you, and whensoever ye please, ye can, unto them, at any timedo well! But, me, not, always, have ye.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the poor ye have always with you, and when ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you will not always have me.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you choose you can do acts of kindness to them; but me you have not always.

Williams New Testament

For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you please you can do them good, but you will not always have me.

World English Bible

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.

Worrell New Testament

for the poor ye always have with you; and whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but Me ye have not always.

Worsley New Testament

She has done a kind office to me. For ye have the poor always with you, and may do them good, whenever ye will; but me ye have not always.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the poor always ye have with you, and whenever ye may will ye are able to do them good, but me ye have not always;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye have
ἔχω 
Echo 
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479
Usage: 479

the poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

you
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

ye will
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ye may
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372


Usage: 0

εὖ 
Eu 
Usage: 2

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

References

Context Readings

Jesus' Anointing At Bethany

6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. 7 "For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. 8 "She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:11

"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'

Matthew 26:11

"For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.

Matthew 25:35-45

'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;

John 12:7-8

Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial.

John 13:33

"Little children, I am with you a little while longer You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'

John 16:5

"But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

John 16:28

"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father."

John 17:11

"I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.

Acts 3:21

whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.

2 Corinthians 9:13-14

Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

2 Corinthians 9:13

Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

James 2:14-16

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

1 John 3:16-19

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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