Luke 10:39

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

Luke 10:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
ESV
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
NLT
39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.
MSG
39 She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said.
CSB
39 She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet and was listening to what He said.

Luke 10:39 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary
Which also was a common name with the Jews, and is the same with Miriam; so we read of Mary, the daughter of Nicodemon, the same perhaps with Nicodemus; and the same person that is before called Martha, the daughter of Baithus, is sometimes called Mary, the daughter of Baithus F5, though these two names are certainly distinct:

which also sat at Jesus' feet;
was a disciple of his, as well as Martha; for it was usual for disciples, or the scholars of the wise men, to sit at the feet of their masters, to which the allusion is in ( Deuteronomy 33:3 ) , (See Gill on Acts 22:3) The Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Coptic versions, read "at the Lord's feet": so Beza's ancient copy, and one of Stephens's; and the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, "at our Lord's feet". The phrase is expressive of her great affection for Christ, her humble deportment, and close attention:

and heard his word;
or discourse; for as soon as he entered into the house, he began to preach to those that were in it, and that came along with him, improving every opportunity for the good of souls; and Mary heard him with great eagerness and diligence, affection, pleasure, and profit.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Echa Rabbati, fol. 49. 2.

Luke 10:39 In-Context

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
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 called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet 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 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 and upset about many things,

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