New Living Translation
A dinner was prepared in Jesus' honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:2 It seems Martha was a person of some figure, from the great respect which was paid to her and her sister, in visits and condolences on Lazarus's death, as well as from the costly ointment mentioned in the next verse . And probably it was at their house our Lord and his disciples lodged, when he returned from Jerusalem to Bethany, every evening of the last week of his life, upon which he was now entered.
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As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, "Lord, doesn't it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me."
But the Lord said to her, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!
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