New International Version
Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among 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.
Darby Bible Translation
There therefore they made him a supper, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at table 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Six days before the Passover - Reckoning the day of the Passover to be the last of the six. Our Lord came on our Sabbath, the first day of the Jewish week, to Bethany, where he supped; and on the next day he made his public entry into Jerusalem: John 12:12. Calmet thinks that this was about two months after the resurrection of Lazarus, on the 9th of Nisan, (March 29), in the thirty-sixth year of our Lord's age. It has been observed before - that Calmet adds three years to the common account.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Chester Cathedral. 1870. St John xii. 24, 25. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." This is our Lord's own parable. In it He tells us that His death, His resurrection, His ascension, is a mystery which we may believe, not only because the Bible tells us of it, but because …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
September 22 Evening
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The Son of Man
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
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!"
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,
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