Matthew 22:34-44 NIV

The Greatest Commandment

22:34-40pp -- Mk 12:28-31

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,1 the Pharisees got together.

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35 One of them, an expert in the law,2 tested him with this question:

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36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'a3

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38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'b4

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40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."5

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Whose Son Is the Christ?

22:41-46pp -- Mk 12:35-37; Lk 20:41-44

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

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      42 "What do you think about the Christc ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David,"6 they replied.

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          43 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

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