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

  • MockingBird for verse 37
    To sum it up , I believe I am to Love my Lord God with every fiber of my being : No , if's , and's , or , but's .I am commanded. His commandments are not grevious. He adds no sorrow . All He wants is Good things for us : How can I not but love Him with every fiber of my being !!!!
  • it is a prophetic parable,describing the coming of the son of God to take his bride which ushers into marriage super of rev 19.God bless you all.
  • George B Duran
    "The ONE COSMIC LAW explained." Through CHRIST we receive the Love required to willingly serve the LIGHT with all of that which we have received from God -mind, soul and body. 'Acknowledging the Omnipresent Good'
    44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? pls i need clarification.
  • I must comment on Anthony Smith assumption of Jesus being God in the flesh. First of all when the angel anounced the Mary about having her first child, he proclaimed what the name of the child would be and who the father was. Jesus and Son of the most high. Luke 1:31,32. Second, no one has seen God at anytime as a human. Jn.1:18. Jesus has seen the Father, but not in his freshly state. Jn.17:5. The best that Jesus 's disciples could do when they wanted to see the Father was right in front of them, Jesus, Gods representative. Remember, God is spirit.
  • "The reason why sinners come not to Christ and salvation by him, is, not because they cannot, but because they will not. " Mankind can not come to Christ and will not only because they were never chosen before the foundation of the world. No man can ever chose God ... God beforehand choose His elect period.

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