Luke 10:41

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

Luke 10:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her,Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
ESV
41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
NLT
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!
MSG
41 The Master said, "Martha, dear Martha, you're fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing.
CSB
41 The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,

Luke 10:41 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:41

And Jesus answered and said unto her
Calling her by her name, and repeating it, Martha, Martha, which expresses great intimacy and friendship, and much earnestness, and, as it were, pitying her present situation and circumstances:

thou art careful and troubled about many things;
intimating, that she was over anxious, and too solicitous, and more thoughtful and careful than she need be: he did not require such preparations for him, and so much attendance; she gave herself an unnecessary trouble in providing so many things for his entertainment, when less would have sufficed; so that instead of joining with her in her request, he reproves her for her over anxious care and solicitude, to have a nice and plentiful feast. The Persic version gives a sense quite contrary to the design of the text, rendering the words thus, "thou art adorned in all things, and hast the preference above many women".

Luke 10:41 In-Context

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,
42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:11,22