39 And she had a sister called Mary, (A)who also (B)sat at [a]Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

41 And [b]Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But (C)one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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  1. Luke 10:39 NU the Lord’s
  2. Luke 10:41 NU the Lord

39 And she had a sister called (A)Mary, who was also (B)seated at the Lord’s feet, and was listening to His word. 40 But (C)Martha was distracted with [a]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do the serving [b]by myself? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, (D)Martha, Martha, you are (E)worried and distracted by many things; 42 (F)but only one thing is necessary; for (G)Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

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  1. Luke 10:40 Lit much service
  2. Luke 10:40 Lit alone

39 She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”

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39 She had a sister called Mary,(A) who sat at the Lord’s feet(B) listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care(C) that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried(D) and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a](E) Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

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  1. Luke 10:42 Some manuscripts but only one thing is needed

39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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But what does it say? (A)“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

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But what does it say? “(A)The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach—(A)

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But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[a](A) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

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  1. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

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17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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17 So faith comes from (A)hearing, and hearing by (B)the word [a]of Christ.

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  1. Romans 10:17 Or concerning Christ

17 So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.

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17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(A) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(B)

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17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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10 if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

The Choice of Life or Death

11 “For this commandment which I command you today (A)is [a]not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. 12 (B)It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 14 But the word is very near you, (C)in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.

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  1. Deuteronomy 30:11 not hidden from

10 [a]if you [b]obey the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which (A)are written in this Book of the Law, [c]if you turn to the Lord your God (B)with all your heart and soul.

11 “For this commandment which I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it far away. 12 It is not in heaven, [d]that you could say, ‘(C)Who will go up to heaven for us and get it for us, and proclaim it to us, so that we may [e]follow it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, [f]that you could say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us and get it for us and proclaim it to us, so that we may [g]follow it?’ 14 On the contrary, the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may [h]follow it.

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  1. Deuteronomy 30:10 Or for you will
  2. Deuteronomy 30:10 Lit listen to the voice of
  3. Deuteronomy 30:10 Or for you will
  4. Deuteronomy 30:12 Lit to say
  5. Deuteronomy 30:12 Lit perform
  6. Deuteronomy 30:13 Lit to say
  7. Deuteronomy 30:13 Lit perform
  8. Deuteronomy 30:14 Lit perform

10 if you listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul (your entire being).

11 “For this commandment which I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it [a]out of reach. 12 It is not [a secret hidden] in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?’ 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may obey it.

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  1. Deuteronomy 30:11 Lit far off.

10 if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law(A) and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.(B)

The Offer of Life or Death

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.(C) 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven(D) to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”(E) 13 Nor is it beyond the sea,(F) so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”(G) 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.(H)

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10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

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21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

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