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Luke 10:38

    Luke 10:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now, while they were on their way, he came to a certain town; and a woman named Martha took him into her house.

    Webster's Revision

    Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    World English Bible

    It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 10:38

    A certain village - If this village was Bethany, where Martha and Mary lived, at less than two miles' distance from Jerusalem, see John 11:1, John 11:18; John 12:2, then this must have happened later than Luke places it; because, in Luke 19:29, he represents Jesus as having arrived after this at Bethany; and what is said in Luke 13:22, and Luke 17:11, seems to confirm that this visit of Jesus to Martha and Mary ought to be placed later. Bishop Pearce.

    Received him - Kindly received, ὑπεδεξατο, she received him in a friendly manner, under her roof; and entertained him hospitably. So the word is used in the best Greek writers. Martha is supposed by some to have been a widow, with whom her brother Lazarus and sister Mary lodged.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 10:38

    A certain village - Bethany. See John 11:1. It was on the eastern declivity of the Mount of Olives. See the notes at Matthew 21:1.

    Received him - Received him kindly and hospitably. From this it would seem that "Martha" was properly the mistress of the house. Possibly she was a widow, and her brother Lazarus and younger sister Mary lived with her; and as "she" had the care of the household, this will also show why she was so diligently employed about domestic affairs.