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Luke 10:39

    Luke 10:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And she had a sister, by name Mary, who took her seat at the Lord's feet and gave attention to his words.

    Webster's Revision

    And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word.

    World English Bible

    She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 10:39

    Sat at Jesus' feet - This was the posture of the Jewish scholars, while listening to the instructions of the rabbins. It is in this sense that St. Paul says he was brought up at the Feet of Gamaliel, Acts 22:3.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 10:39

    Sat at Jesus' feet - This was the ancient posture of disciples or learners. They sat at the "feet" of their teachers - that is, beneath them, in a humble place. Hence, Paul is represented as having been brought up at the "feet" of Gamaliel, Acts 22:3. When it is said that Mary sat at Jesus' feet, it means that she was "a disciple" of his; that she listened attentively to his instructions, and was anxious to learn his doctrine.