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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While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
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"What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David,"6 they replied.
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He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,
" 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '7
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