The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

77. Martha and Mary

        38Jesus entered a village and a woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”
        41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things. 42Only one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.”
        (Lk. 10:38–42)

a   “Martha and Mary”—Martha and Mary were the sisters of Lazarus and they lived at Bethany, a small village about two miles from Jerusalem. All three were very close to Jesus and he later raised Lazarus from the dead. (See Chs. 98, 102, and 103.)

Lk. 10:38 Jesus entered / Now as they went on their way, he entered (RSV)   (162:8/1797–8)