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,

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

New King James Version
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

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

NASB 1995
Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;

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

Amplified Bible
Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;

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

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

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O 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.' “

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commands—Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD is one;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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?” 29 Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. 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,









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 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 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

‘Hear
Ἄκουε (Akoue)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 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 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

[the] Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

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


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