34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38This is the first and greatest commandment.39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,42“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”“The son of David,” they replied.43He 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.” ’45If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”46No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:2“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.3So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.4They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.5“Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacterieswide and the tassels on their garments long;6they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;7they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.8“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.9And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.10Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.11The greatest among you will be your servant.12For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.