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All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
King James Bible
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Darby Bible Translation
On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.
World English Bible
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."
Young's Literal Translation
on these -- the two commands -- all the law and the prophets do hang.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
On these two - hang all the law and the prophets - They are like the first and last links of a chain, all the intermediate ones depend on them. True religion begins and ends in love to God and man. These are the two grand links that unite God to man, man to his fellows, and men again to God.
Love is the fulfilling of the law, says St. Paul, Romans 13:10; for he who has the love of God in him delights to obey the Divine precepts, and to do all manner of kindness to men for God's sake.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySacrifice to Caesar or to God
Eversley, 1869. Chester Cathedral, 1872. Matthew xxii. 21. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Many a sermon has been preached, and many a pamphlet written, on this text, and (as too often has happened to Holy Scripture), it has been made to mean the most opposite doctrines, and twisted in every direction, to suit men's opinions and superstitions. Some have found in it a command to obey tyrants, invaders, any and every government, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
On the Same Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42
The Heavenly Banquet.
Profession and Practice.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
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