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.’a

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

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

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Whose Son Is the Messiah?

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

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      42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”“The son of David,” 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 handuntil I put your enemiesunder your feet.” ’c

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      45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”
      46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.

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