Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,1 the Pharisees got together.
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One of them, an expert in the law,2 tested him with this question:
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"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.'3
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This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'4
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All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."5
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