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Matthew 19:19

19 honor your father and mother,’aand ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’b

Read Matthew 19:19 Using Other Translations

Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

What does Matthew 19:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 19:19

Honour thy father and thy mother:
&c.] This, as it is the first commandment with promise, so the first of the second table, and yet is here mentioned last; which inversion of order is of no consequence: so the "seventh" command is put before the "sixth", and the "fifth" omitted, in ( Romans 13:9 ) and with the Jews it is a common


F3 saying, (hrwtb rxwamw Mdqwm Nya) , "there is neither first nor last in the law": that is, it is of no consequence which commandment is recited first, or which last. Moreover, it looks as if it was usual to recite these commands in this order, since they are placed exactly in the same method, by a very noted Jewish F4 writer.

And thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;
which is not a particular distinct command from the rest, or an explication of the tenth and last, not mentioned; but a recapitulation, or compendium, and abridgment of the whole, and is said to be a complement and fulfilling of the law; see ( Romans 13:9 ) ( Galatians 5:14 ) .

F3 T. Bab. Pesach. fol. 6. 2. Zohar in Num. fol. 61. 4.
F4 R. Sangari, Sepher Cosri, par. 3. sect. 11, fol. 146. 2.

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