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BibleGateway: Luke 10:38-42

ESV Text: Luke 10:38-42

Luke 10:38–42 (Listen)

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus1 entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.2 Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Footnotes

[1] 10:38 Greek he

[2] 10:42 Some manuscripts few things are necessary, or only one

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:3 and ends at about 5:51

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     38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 625 (LSB 862):
Oh, Blest the House Whate’er Befall

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1. Oh, blest the house, whate’er befall, 
Where Jesus Christ is all in all! 
Yea, if He were not dwelling there, 
How dark and poor and void it were! 

2. Oh, blest that house where faith ye find 
And all within have set their mind 
To trust their God and serve Him still 
And do in all His holy will! 

3. Oh, blest the parents who give heed 
Unto their children’s foremost need 
And weary not of care or cost! 
May none to them and heaven be lost! 

4. Blest such a house, it prospers well, 
In peace and joy the parents dwell, 
And in their children’s lot is shown 
How richly God can bless His own. 

5. Then here will I and mine today 
A solemn covenant make and say: 
Though all the world forsake Thy Word, 
I and my house will serve the Lord!