Luke 10:42
But only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her."
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Luke 18:22
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked of the LORD, this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth I desire no one besides You.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Mark 8:36
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

1 Corinthians 13:3
If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. All that matters is faith, expressed through love.

Colossians 2:10
And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

1 John 5:11, 12
And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. . . .


Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. So choose life, so that you and your descendants may live,

Joshua 24:15, 22
But if it is unpleasing in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!" . . .

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Psalm 119:30, 111, 173
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances before me. . . .


Psalm 16:5, 6
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. . . .

Psalm 142:5
I cry to You, O LORD: "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."


Luke 8:18
Pay attention, therefore, to how you listen. Whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him."

Luke 12:20, 33
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?' . . .

Luke 16:2, 25
So he called him in to ask, 'What is this I hear about you? Turn in an account of your management, for you cannot be manager any longer.' . . .

John 4:14
But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life."

John 5:24
Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment. Indeed, he has crossed over from death to life.

John 10:27, 28
My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. . . .

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? . . .

Colossians 3:3, 4
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. . . .

1 Peter 1:4, 5
and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, . . .

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

Holman Christian Standard 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."

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But one thing is necessary; Maryam has chosen that good part for herself which will not be taken away from her.”
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