New American Standard Bible
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
King James Bible
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Darby Bible Translation
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
World English Bible
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?"
Young's Literal Translation
Teacher, which is the great command in the Law?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Which is the great commandment? - That is, the "greatest" commandment, or the one most important.
The Jews are said to have divided the law into "greater and smaller" commandments. Which was of the greatest importance they had not determined. Some held that it was the law respecting sacrifice; others, that respecting circumcision; others, that pertaining to washings and purifying, etc.
The law - The word "law" has a great variety of significations; it means, commonly, in the Bible, as it does here, "the law given by Moses," recorded in the first five books of the Bible.
LibraryTwo Ways of Despising God's Feast
'And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 6. But they made light of it, and went their …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks the Jews Whose Son they Said David Was.
Love Thy Neighbour
Of Gratitude for the Grace of God
One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
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