Mark 12:31

31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] There is no commandment greater than these.”

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Mark 12:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
ESV
31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
NLT
31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
MSG
31 And here is the second: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.' There is no other commandment that ranks with these."
CSB
31 "The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."

Mark 12:31 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 12:31

And the second is like
"Unto it", as in ( Matthew 22:39 ) and so it is read here in two ancient copies of Beza's, and in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions;

[namely] this, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
This commandment stands in ( Leviticus 19:18 ) and respects not an Israelite only, or one of the same religion with a man's self, or his intimate friend and acquaintance, or one that lives in the same neighbourhood; but any man whatever, to whom affection should be shown, and good should be done to him, and for him, as a man would have done to and for himself; as much as lies in his power, both in things temporal and spiritual; see the note on ( Matthew 22:39 ) .

There is none other commandment greater than these;
in the whole law, moral or ceremonial; not the sabbath, nor circumcision, nor the phylacteries, nor the fringes on the borders of the garments, nor any other.

Mark 12:31 In-Context

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”
32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

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  • 1. Leviticus 19:18; S Matthew 5:43

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