The Greatest Commandment

The Greatest Commandment.w   Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10

25  * There was a scholar of the law* who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”x

26  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”

27  He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”y

28  He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”z


 

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the Greatest Commandment,
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The Greatest Commandment.  Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2

34i   When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,

35  and one of them [a scholar of the law]* tested him by asking,

36  “Teacher,* which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

37j   He said to him,* “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

38  This is the greatest and the first commandment.

39k  The second is like it:* You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

40* l The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

 

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