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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 22:29 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM YOU DO ERR NOT KNOWING --- THE SCRIPTURES --- NOR THE POWER OF GOD PROVERBS 24:2 FOR THEIR HEART STUDIETH DESTRUCTION AND THEIR LIPS TALK OF MISCHIEF
  • Bruce
    Pete: That sounds good, but it don't work, Light doesn't mix with darkness. The greatest peacemaker of all walked on this planet and they hated it. He was the best of everything they could possibly have but they preferred darkness. Those born-again love automatically. If the world could, they still need a Savior. We are Heaven bound when washed Revelation 1:5/Matthew 3:11/2Corinthians 5:17
  • Bruce
    Yvonne:Fearful,unbelieving,abominable,murderers,whoremongers, sorcerers,idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone:which is the second death. Revelation21:8 No man can come to me except---John 6:44/--washed us from our sins in His own Blood,Revelation1:5/you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11/you will be changed 2Corinthians5:17
  • I AM
    The same deceivers who, in the sight of men, question the existence of the Christ now: they are of those who crucified the Christ then: and are the same devils who are grossly deceived in believing they will crucify the risen Christ yet again. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
  • Steve morrow
    john 14:21 he that hath MY commandments and keepeth them he it is that loveth ME and he that loveth ME shall be loved of MY FATHER and I will love him and will manifest myself to him ------- 1 Corinthians 16:22 --IF--ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ------- john 15:9 as the FATHER hath loved ME so have I loved you continue in MY love 15:10 --IF-- you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 john 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS
  • Yvonne
    "You make the law of God of none effect by your traditions Jesus healed a man on the sabbath day!!! And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. Mathew 5 The only law we have to keep is To Love the Lord our God and our neighbour as ourself doing so we embrace all the old commandments, but we are not succeeding in doing so, We cannot even love our enemies as Jesus told us to do, We have sooo little love and are looking for hairsplitting things to fight and make war with one another, because we have forgotten how to Love as Jesus told us and why He came on this earth to teach us . Loving one another as He has done in the name of His Father As soon as we start loving one another again, than there will be no more wars and fighting amongst one another, but I think that Jesus has to come a second time to teaches us again and then we have no more excuse than to obey!

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