Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

King James Version

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Holman Bible

but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

International Standard Version

But there's only one thing you need. Mary has chosen what is better, and it is not to be taken away from her."

A Conservative Version

but one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.

American Standard Version

but one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Amplified

but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”

An Understandable Version

But only one thing is [really] needful. For Mary has made the better choice, which will not be taken away from her."

Anderson New Testament

one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.

Bible in Basic English

Little is needed, or even one thing only: for Mary has taken that good part, which will not be taken away from her.

Common New Testament

but only one thing is needed. And Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Daniel Mace New Testament

but the best and the most necessary concern is, what Mary has pitch'd upon, of which she shall never be deprived.

Darby Translation

but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.

Godbey New Testament

but there is need of one thing: for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.

Goodspeed New Testament

indeed there is only one thing we need. For Mary has chosen the right thing, and it must not be taken away from her."

John Wesley New Testament

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.

Julia Smith Translation

And of one thing there is need : and Mary has chosen the 'good part which shall not betaken away from her.

King James 2000

But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

Modern King James verseion

But one thing is needful, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

verily one is needful. Mary hath chosen her that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Moffatt New Testament

Mary has chosen the best dish, and she is not to be dragged away from it."

Montgomery New Testament

"only one thing is really necessary. Mary, moreover, has chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her."

NET Bible

but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her."

New Heart English Bible

but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Noyes New Testament

But one thing is needful. For Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Sawyer New Testament

but of one thing there is need; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

The Emphasized Bible

Of few things, is there need, or, of one; Mary, in fact, hath chosen, the good part, - one which shall not be taken away from her.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But of one thing there is need: and Mary hath made her election of that good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But only a few are necessary, or rather one. Mary has chosen the good part, and it shall not be taken away from her."

Webster

But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Weymouth New Testament

and yet only one thing is really necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion and she shall not be deprived of it."

Williams New Testament

But there is actual need of few things, really of only one thing. For Mary has chosen the good portion which must not be taken away from her."

World English Bible

but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Worrell New Testament

but of one thing there is need; for Mary chose the good part, which, indeed, shall not be taken away from her."

Worsley New Testament

And Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Youngs Literal Translation

but of one thing there is need, and Mary the good part did choose, that shall not be taken away from her.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Μαρία Μαριάμ 
Maria 
Usage: 52

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

μερίς 
meris 
part, to be partaker 9
Usage: 4

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

μερίς 
meris 
part, to be partaker 9
Usage: 4

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

ἀφαιρέω 
Aphaireo 
Usage: 8

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

be taken away
ἀφαιρέω 
Aphaireo 
Usage: 8

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 10:42

Devotionals containing Luke 10:42

Images Luke 10:42

Prayers for Luke 10:42

Context Readings

Martha And Mary

41 But the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”


Cross References

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.

Deuteronomy 30:19

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

Joshua 24:15

If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:22

Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves the Lord, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”

Psalm 16:5-6

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

Psalm 119:30

I have chosen the faithful way;
I have placed Your ordinances before me.

Psalm 119:111

I have inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:173

Let Your hand be ready to help me,
For I have chosen Your precepts.

Psalm 142:5

I cried out to You, O Lord;
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Mark 8:36

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Luke 8:18

So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’

Luke 12:33

Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.

Luke 16:2

And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.

Luke 18:22

When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

John 4:14

but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

John 5:24

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

John 10:27-28

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

John 17:3

This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

1 Corinthians 13:3

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Colossians 2:10-19

and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

Colossians 3:3-4

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

1 Peter 1:4-5

to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 John 5:11-12

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

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