Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,1 the Pharisees got together.
One of them, an expert in the law,2 tested him with this question:
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'a338This is the first and greatest commandment.39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'b440All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."5
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42"What do you think about the Christc ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David,"6 they replied.
He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,44" 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." 'd7