Luke 8:1-3 | Ministering Women
1, Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
2, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
3, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
Luke 7:36-50 |
28, “I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
29, When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
30, But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
31, “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
32, “They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’
33, “For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’
34, “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35“Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”
36, Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.
37, And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
38, and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
39, Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”
Luke 10:38-42 | Martha and Mary
38, Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
39, She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.
40, But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
41, But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
John 20:1 | The Empty Tomb
1, Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.
2, So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
3, So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.
4, The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;
5, and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.
6, And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there,
7, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
8, So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.
9, For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
10, So the disciples went away again to their own homes.
11, But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb;
12, and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
13, And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
14, When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
15, Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
16, Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher).
17, Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”
18, Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.