Luke 10:38-42Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.
39 And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching.
40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!
41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
42 There is need of only one or but[a]a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [[b]that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.
Luke 10:42Some ancient manuscripts read “a few things,” while others read “only one,” and still others read “a few and only one.”
Luke 10:42Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
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