Luke 10:38-42 NIV

At the Home of Martha and Mary

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha1 opened her home to him.

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39 She had a sister called Mary,2 who sat at the Lord's feet3 listening to what he said.

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40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care4 that my sister has left me to do the work by myself ? Tell her to help me!"

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41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried5 and upset about many things,

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42 but only one thing is needed.a6 Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

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    • f 10:42 - Some manuscripts "but few things are needed--or only one"