New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only 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:
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answered him, The first commandment of all is, Hear, 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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:29 The Lord our God is one Lord - This is the foundation of the first commandment, yea, of all the commandments. The Lord our God, the Lord, the God of all men, is one God, essentially, though three persons. From this unity of God it follows, that we owe all our love to him alone. Deut 6:4.
LibraryFor the Candid and Thoughtful
It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
"Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.
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