Luke 10:39
 
Luke 10:39
(KJV) And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
(1611 KJV) And shee had a sister called Mary, which also sate at Iesus feet, and heard his word:
(1587 Geneva Bible) And she had a sister called Marie, which also sate at Iesus feete, and heard his preaching.
(1526 Tyndale) And this woman had a sister called Mary which sate at Iesus fete and hearde his preachinge.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
(NASV) She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.
(THE MESSAGE) She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said.
(AMP) And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet and was listening to His teaching.
(NLT) Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.
(ESV) And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.
(CEV) She had a sister named Mary, who sat down in front of the Lord and was listening to what he said.
(1901 ASV) And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word.
(HCSB) She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet and was listening to what He said.
(NIRV) She had a sister named Mary. Mary sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
(RSV) And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) This woman also had a sister called Mary, who, however, sat down at the feet of the Lord and kept listening to his word.
 
Textus Receptus
kai thde hn adeljh kaloumenh maria h kai parakaqisasa para touV podaV tou ihsou hkouen ton logon autou
 
Hort-Westcott Critical Text
kai thde hn adeljh kaloumenh mariam [h] kai parakaqesqeisa proV touV podaV tou kuriou hkouen ton logon autou
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
L 019 - Seventh century
XI 040 - Sixth century
P 3 - Sixth/Seventh Century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 AD)
P 45 - Third Century
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century (corrected)
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (corrected)
K 017 - Ninth century
P 024 - Sixth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Reads “the Lord’s instead of “Jesus”
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Wordsworth, Christopher - 1856 revised in 1870
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
 
Affected Teaching
Once again we see an attack on the Lord Jesus Christ by the modern versions. In the King James Version, it is being very specific whose feet Mary had sat at. She sat at the feet of Jesus. The modern versions change it to “Lord” and He is the Lord but when they remove a specific name and replace it with another noun which does not specify who the Lord is, then that person could be thought to be anybody they please. The principle taught in the New Testament is specifically that we are to listen to the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are two examples of that:
 
(Mat 17:5 KJV) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
 
On the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter wanted to make three tabernacles but as he spoke, he was overshadowed by the voice of the Father from Heaven that we are to listen to His beloved Son.
 
(Heb 1:1-2 KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, {2} Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
 
Then in Hebrews 1:1-2, the writer tell us that in these last days, that God the Father has spoken to us by His Son. The last days had commenced at the cross and will end on the last day. So the responsibility of the Christian, is to listen to Jesus, just as Mary did, since this principle was further enunciated in the New Testament. Sitting at Jesus feet was not just a one time event but a major biblical principle for the believer.

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