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Luke 10:38-42 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." 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 that my sister has left me to do the work by myself ? Tell her to help me!"
41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,
42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her." 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."