Matthew 22:36

“Master, which is the great commandment in the law?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Master, which is the great Commandement in the Law?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Master, which is the chief rule in the law?
- Basic English Bible

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
- Darby Bible

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
- Webster's Bible

Teacher, which is the greatest Commandment in the Law?
- Weymouth Bible

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
- World English Bible

Maistir, which is a greet maundement in the lawe?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Teacher, which [is] the great command in the Law?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:36


Mt 22:36 Which [is] the great commandment? This was a question which, with some others, divided the Jewish teachers into rival schools, and was a constant bone of contention--one of "those strivings about the law", against which Paul warns Titus (Tit 3:9). The Jews divided their commandments into greater and lesser, but were not agreed in particulars. Some pronounced the law of circumcision the greater; others, that of sacrifices, or ablutions, or phylacteries. The Talmud reckoned the positive laws of Moses at 248, the negative at 365, in all 613. To keep so many laws, said the Jews, is an angel's work. So they had much question which was the great commandment, so that they might keep it in lieu of keeping the whole.

Discussion for Matthew 22

  • Omotoso Christopher
    Many lessons to learn from this chapter. Those that were bidden but failed to come speaks of Israel that rejected her saviour. Issue of resurrection was clarified as the way of God could not be understood by man. Many lessons.
  • Wayne
    If one is invited to the feast but is not clothed in robes if righteousness, that one will not be allowed to enter the celebration. Eternity without the presence of the Lord.
  • Lu2677
    The man in v. 12 is not Satan;The king called him "friend".Satan is not "friend". The man is someone who was not chosen; he did not have a wedding garment; the wedding is Christ and his church. The context of who the man is, is v.12,13, 14. V.14 For many are called, but few are chosen". God may call someone to righteousness, but then not chose them, they will be cast into outer darkness;hell.
  • Jeremy Forson
    Jesus is the son of the king(God the Father).The marriage is between him and the Church(Eph5:25). The privileged people who refused the invitation to the wedding are the Israelites. The Father therefore invited both good and bad guests (gentiles and pagans) to the table of wisdom(Prov.9) The man who had no wedding garment is the devil, the accuser. He went there purposely to accuse the brothers.
  • Clara N. Offord
    Are You complaining, and offering no solution? Where is your Agape Love, God kind of Love?
  • Chuck
    read john1 Jesus GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH JON 8-58 BEFORE ABRAHAM I AM THAT IS JESUS CHRIST
    THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
    2ND COR5-21 FOR HE HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US,WHO KNEW
    NO SIN:THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM
    THAT IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

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