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Mark 12:24-34 NIV

24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?

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25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

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26 Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’a?

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27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”

The Greatest Commandment

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

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29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.b

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    • “ 12:29 - Or "The Lord our God is one Lord"
      30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’c

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      31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’dThere is no commandment greater than these.”

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      32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.

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      33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

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      34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.

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      Study tools for Mark 12:24-34

      • a 12:11 - Psalm 118:22,23
      • b 12:14 - A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens
      • c 12:23 - Some manuscripts "resurrection, when people rise from the dead,"
      • d 12:26 - Exodus 3:6
      • e 12:29 - Or "The Lord our God is one Lord"
      • f 12:30 - Deut. 6:4,5
      • g 12:31 - Lev. 19:18
      • h 12:36 - Psalm 110:1