Mark 12:33

“And to loue him with all the heart, and with all the vnderstanding, and with all the soule, and with all the strength, and to loue his neighbour as himselfe, is more then all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

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Other Translations

And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
- King James Version

AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to have love for him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the strength, and to have the same love for his neighbour as for himself, is much more than all forms of offerings.
- Basic English Bible

and to love him with all the heart, and with all the intelligence, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all the burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
- Darby Bible

And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
- Webster's Bible

and To love Him with all one's heart, with all one's understanding, and with all one's strength, and to love one's fellow man no less than oneself, is far better than all our whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices."
- Weymouth Bible

and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
- World English Bible

that he be loued of al the herte, and of al the mynde, and of al the vndurstondynge, and of al the soule, and of al strengthe, and to loue the neiybore as hym silf, is gretter than alle brent offryngis and sacrifices.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to love Him out of all the heart, and out of all the understanding, and out of all the soul, and out of all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as one's self, is more than all the whole burnt-offerings and the sacrifices.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:33


12:33 To love him with all the heart - To love and serve him, with all the united powers of the soul in their utmost vigour; and to love his neighbour as himself - To maintain the same equitable and charitable temper and behaviour toward all men, as we, in like circumstances, would wish for from them toward ourselves, is a more necessary and important duty, than the offering the most noble and costly sacrifices.


Discussion for Mark 12

  • Nabieu Lansana
    Few things I learned from Mark 12: (1) I have been given a divine responsibility to look after God's vineyard (family, friends, lost souls). I will be called upon to acquit. (2) I must pay respect to earthly authorities and honour God. (3) In the resurrection, I will be changed, and I can only imagine. (4) Jesus summarises the 10 commandments by the two in verses 29-31
  • Nick Nkole
    We should not tithe or give out of the abundance of what we have received or the excess thereof. But, we should tithe or give out of what we have, even it is little. The widow’s mite vividly exemplifies this.
  • John Edward Patterson
    Folks are too hung up on dividing the three "parts" of God we call the trinity. There is the invisible God who dwells inside the visible Christ who emanates the Holy Spirit. Each is identifiable, yet only one is visible. Yet they are all the same being. Also this part of the verse was in red letter and it should be black.. "And the common people heard him gladly."
  • Kathyl
    I like mark, it is an interesting chapter of the bible because my pastor preaches it every Sunday.
  • This really makes me stop and think. Am I giving to God my abundance or when I give does it hurt? Is it my first fruit? I have work to do.
  • Eric
    It matters not that the "Trinity " be not mentioned in the Bible. It has been a help to those souls, that want to understand know that Jesus, the Holy Spirit God are one in the same. It is but a helpful tool. It is not an affront to our understanding of our Lord. In all things praise God. Amen

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