but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it––and I won’t take it away from her."
One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it--it's the main course, and won't be taken from her."
Little is needed, or even one thing only: for Mary has taken that good part, which will not be taken away from her.
there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
"But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
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1 tc Or, with some
2 tn Or “better”; Grk “good.” This is an instance of the positive adjective used in place of the superlative adjective. According to ExSyn 298, this could also be treated as a positive for comparative (“better”).