Mark 12:28

“And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And one of the Scribes came, and hauing heard them reasoning together, and perceiuing that he had answered them well, asked him which is the first commandement of all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And one of the scribes came, and hearing their argument together, and seeing that he had given them a good answer, put the question to him, Which law is the first of all?
- Basic English Bible

And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is [the] first commandment of all?
- Darby Bible

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
- Webster's Bible

Then one of the Scribes, who had heard them disputing and well knew that Jesus had given them an answer to the point, and a forcible one, came forward and asked Him, "Which is the chief of all the Commandments?"
- Weymouth Bible

One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"
- World English Bible

And oon of the scribis, that hadde herde hem dispuytynge togidir, cam nyy, and saiy that Jhesus had wel answeride hem, and axide hym, which was the firste maundement of alle.
- Wycliffe Bible

And one of the scribes having come near, having heard them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, questioned him, `Which is the first command of all?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:28


12:28 Which is the first commandment? - The principal, and most necessary to be observed. #Mt 22:34|; Lu 10:25.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 12:28


Mr 12:28-34 One of the scribes came. See notes on Mt 22:34-40. Matthew adds that the scribe asked his question, "tempting him" (Mt 22:35); that is, "testing him".

Discussion for Mark 12

  • Wayne Dent
    All have fallen short but God's grace and mercy through His son's willful obedience has saved us. We are asked only to believe doubting nothing. There is too much focus on the darkness these days. Light dispels the darkness. We need His word more than ever. His word is light and will cut through the lie of this world.
  • Bruce
    David:A place under the press to catch The Juice from The Grapes,They still have them over yonder. You may even see them at Flea or Farmers markets,pressing apples. The juice is all natural and unpasteurized.
  • David Clark
    Mark 12:1 says winefat, should be winevat?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus confirmed that He has come to fulfil the law with His response about the greatest of the laws- loving God with all our hearts and also loving our neighbours. God is a God of love.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus confirmed that He has come to fulfil the law with His response about the greatest of the laws- loving God with all our hearts and also loving our neighbours. God is a God of love.
  • Geraldine cole
    Jesus I thank U for healing June Mother and I bine up the devil on every side praying she has been heal in Jesus name Amen

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