Mark 12:29
New International Version
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord .

English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'Hear this O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord,

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;

King James Bible
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "The most important is Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "The most important one says: 'People of Israel, you have only one Lord and God.

Good News Translation
Jesus replied, "The most important one is this: 'Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"This is the most important," Jesus answered: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One.

International Standard Version
Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,

NET Bible
Jesus answered, "The most important is: 'Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “The first of all the commandments: 'Hear Israel, THE LORD JEHOVAH your God, THE LORD JEHOVAH, he is One.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus responded unto him, The principal of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one;

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

American King James Version
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel: the Lord thy God is one God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answered him, [The] first commandment of all [is], Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord;

English Revised Version
Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
"The chief Commandment," replied Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord;

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "The greatest is, 'Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one:

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus answered him -- 'The first of all the commands is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one;
Study Bible
The Greatest Commandment
28Now one of the scribes had come up and heard their debate. Noticing how well Jesus had answered them, he asked Him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord, 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.

Psalm 86:10
For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.

James 2:19
You believe that God is one. Good for you! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Hear.

Mark 12:32,33
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: …

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,







Lexicon
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied,
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“This is
ἐστίν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
Ὅτι (Hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

most important:
Πρώτη (Prōtē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

‘Hear
Ἄκουε (Akoue)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

O Israel,
Ἰσραήλ (Israēl)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

[the] Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

One
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

Lord,
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(29) Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.--The quotation is given more fully by St. Mark than by St. Matthew. The opening words (from Deuteronomy 6:4) were in common use under the name of the Shema (the Hebrew for "Hear"), and formed the popular expression of the faith of Israel. To say the Shema was a passport into Paradise for any child of Abraham.

12:28-34 Those who sincerely desire to be taught their duty, Christ will guide in judgment, and teach his way. He tells the scribe that the great commandment, which indeed includes all, is, that of loving God with all our hearts. Wherever this is the ruling principle in the soul, there is a disposition to every other duty. Loving God with all our heart, will engage us to every thing by which he will be pleased. The sacrifices only represented the atonements for men's transgressions of the moral law; they were of no power except as they expressed repentance and faith in the promised Saviour, and as they led to moral obedience. And because we have not thus loved God and man, but the very reverse, therefore we are condemned sinners; we need repentance, and we need mercy. Christ approved what the scribe said, and encouraged him. He stood fair for further advance; for this knowledge of the law leads to conviction of sin, to repentance, to discovery of our need of mercy, and understanding the way of justification by Christ.
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