Mark 12:31

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe: there is none other commandement greater then these.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The second is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself. There is no other law greater than these.
- Basic English Bible

And a second like it [is] this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.
- Darby Bible

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: there is no other commandment greater than these.
- Webster's Bible

The second is this: `Thou shalt love thy fellow man as thou lovest thyself.' Other Commandment greater than these there is none."
- Weymouth Bible

The second is like this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
- World English Bible

This is the firste maundement. And the secounde is lijk to this, Thou schalt loue thi neiybore as thi silf. Ther is noon other maundement gretter than these.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the second [is] like [it], this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; -- greater than these there is no other command.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:31


12:31 The second is like unto it - Of a like comprehensive nature: comprising our whole duty to man. There is no other moral, much less ceremonial commandment, greater than these. #Lev 19:18|.


Discussion for Mark 12

  • Michael C.
    Mark 12:38-44
    What a picture; the Lord Jesus sitting by and watching, to see how we give! Thinking about His teachings on the same subject in the Sermon on the Mount; it is the the deception and error of spirit of hypocrisy, that assumes that praise of men confirms that lasting righteousness which must also carry us to the heights in heaven, and so our superiority to others. Honor comes from God.
  • Geraldine cole
    Obey the word and love ye one another pray for the sin sick soul because all soul belong to Jesus. He is no respectable person some will accept Jesus some will not we have free will so we cannot judge other remember only Jesus can draw a person to him well do not let no one change your mind about living for the Lord Jesus .the devil job is to change your mine test the spirit to see if its really Jesus
  • 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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