John 12:8

“For the poore alwayes yee haue with you: but me ye haue not alwayes.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
- King James Version

"For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The poor you have ever with you, but me you have not for ever.
- Basic English Bible

for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.
- Darby Bible

For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.
- Webster's Bible

For the poor you always have with you, but you have not me always."
- Weymouth Bible

For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me."
- World English Bible

for ye schulen euermore haue pore men with you, but ye schulen not euermore haue me.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the poor ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for John 12

  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:25 HE THAT LOVETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the GOSPELS the same shall save it -- 8:36 -- for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:44 JESUS CRIED AND SAID HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME BELIEVETH NOT ON ME BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME --- 12:45 --- AND HE THAT SEETH ME SEETH HIM THAT SENT ME --- JOHN 14:7 if you had known ME you should have known MY FATHER also and from henceforth you know HIM and have seen HIM
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which --- SENT ME --- HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST

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