Matthew 22:40

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

On these two Commandements hang all the Law and the Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

On these two rules all the law and the prophets are based.
- Basic English Bible

On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.
- Darby Bible

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
- Webster's Bible

The whole of the Law and the Prophets is summed up in these two Commandments."
- Weymouth Bible

The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."
- World English Bible

In these twey maundementis hangith al the lawe and the profetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

on these -- the two commands -- all the law and the prophets do hang.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 22

  • Funke Ogunsola
    Verses 12-13: How can you escape this wrath if you neglect this great salvation? It is like getting into America without your passport. If you are caught, the punishment is unimaginable. God, help us to take our salvation serious!
  • 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
  • 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 !!!!

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