John 12:2
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New International Version
Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.

New Living Translation
A dinner was prepared in Jesus' honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him.

English Standard Version
So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table.

Berean Study Bible
So they hosted a dinner for Jesus there. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with Him.

New American Standard Bible
So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

King James Bible
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they gave a dinner for Him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

International Standard Version
There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.

NET Bible
So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with him.

New Heart English Bible
So they prepared a dinner for him there; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they made a supper for him there and Martha was serving and Lazar was one of the guests with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dinner was prepared for Jesus in Bethany. Martha served the dinner, and Lazarus was one of the people eating with Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There they made him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those that sat at the table with him.

King James 2000 Bible
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

American King James Version
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

American Standard Version
So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they made him a supper there: and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him.

Darby Bible Translation
There therefore they made him a supper, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at table with him.

English Revised Version
So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

Weymouth New Testament
So they gave a dinner there in honour of Jesus, at which Martha waited at table, but Lazarus was one of the guests who were with Him.

World English Bible
So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him.

Young's Literal Translation
they made, therefore, to him a supper there, and Martha was ministering, and Lazarus was one of those reclining together (at meat) with him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-11 Christ had formerly blamed Martha for being troubled with much serving. But she did not leave off serving, as some, who when found fault with for going too far in one way, peevishly run too far another way; she still served, but within hearing of Christ's gracious words. Mary gave a token of love to Christ, who had given real tokens of his love to her and her family. God's Anointed should be our Anointed. Has God poured on him the oil of gladness above his fellows, let us pour on him the ointment of our best affections. In Judas a foul sin is gilded over with a plausible pretence. We must not think that those do no acceptable service, who do it not in our way. The reigning love of money is heart-theft. The grace of Christ puts kind comments on pious words and actions, makes the best of what is amiss, and the most of what is good. Opportunities are to be improved; and those first and most vigorously, which are likely to be the shortest. To consult to hinder the further effect of the miracle, by putting Lazarus to death, is such wickedness, malice, and folly, as cannot be explained, except by the desperate enmity of the human heart against God. They resolved that the man should die whom the Lord had raised to life. The success of the gospel often makes wicked men so angry, that they speak and act as if they hoped to obtain a victory over the Almighty himself.
Study Bible
Mary Anoints Jesus
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 2So they hosted a dinner for Jesus there. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him. 3Then Mary took about a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.…
Cross References
Luke 10:38
As they traveled along, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.

Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations to be made. She came to Jesus and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me!"

Luke 10:41
"Martha, Martha," the Lord replied, "you are worried and upset about many things.
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Martha.

Matthew 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat…

Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village…

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Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sits at meat, or he that serves? …

Lazarus.

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John 11:43,44 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth…

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