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Matthew 22:36-39

“Teacher,

which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Matthew 22:36-39


Context

Matthew 22 [33.] When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching. But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”

Matthew 22 [37.] Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[d] This is the first and great commandment. A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
[e] The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22 [41.] Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?”

They said to him, “Of David.”

Matthew 22 [43.] He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

Matthew 22 [44.] ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
sit on my right hand,
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’[f]
Matthew 22 [45.] “If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”

Footnotes:

e. Matthew 22:37 Deuteronomy 6:5.
f. Matthew 22:39 Leviticus 19:18.
g. Matthew 22:44 Psalm 110:1.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible