11 The poor you will always have with you,[1]but you will not always have me.

Other Translations of Matthew 26:11

King James Version

11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

English Standard Version

11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.

The Message

11 You will have the poor with you every day for the rest of your lives, but not me.

New King James Version

11 For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always.

New Living Translation

11 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 26:11

Commentary on Matthew 26:6-13

(Read Matthew 26:6-13)

The pouring ointment upon the head of Christ was a token of the highest respect. Where there is true love in the heart to Jesus Christ, nothing will be thought too good to bestow upon him. The more Christ's servants and their services are cavilled at, the more he manifests his acceptance. This act of faith and love was so remarkable, that it would be reported, as a memorial of Mary's faith and love, to all future ages, and in all places where the gospel should be preached. This prophecy is fulfilled.