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

  • Servant of the Living God
    Does any here understand? Those who were bidden to the wedding were they not evangelicals who could come because they were busy with politics. He without the proper garment was a wolf in sheep clothing. Many are called but those who sanctimoniously claimed to be saved will be outside the gate gnashing their teeth. Woe to those who seek to keep the poor and disenfranchised without a voice. Woe
  • A disciple
    The "foolishness of preaching" WHAT? The cross of Christ! It is foolishness to the "wise" of the world, and weakness to the "mighty" and proud of the world; but to us who are saved; both Jews and Gentiles, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. And it cannot be by anything but the Word that the Spirit convicts men to repent and believe in Jesus: NOT by human wisdom, but by the Spirit!
  • Bruce
    disciple:For the Preaching of The Cross is to them that perish Foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.it pleased God by The Foolishness of Preaching to Save them that Believe. 1Corinthians1:18-21 People We need to Study His Word,for False teachers will speak evil of The Way of Truth. 2Peter 2:1-2.
  • A disciple
    Steve; All we have to do is walk in truth in Christ, and the light in us will antagonize those who hate the light. They will lie against us, and work against us from out of the Churches; because they know not the Father nor Jesus. They will call us proud and accuse us of every evil thing; while they themselves are still sinning and in gross doctrinal error, that NO ONE can snap them out of it.
  • A disciple
    Faith comes by hearing THE WORD OF GOD! This "tug on your heart" is such a watered down and misrepresenting of the truth! The Holy Spirit CONVICTS men of their sins, because we are unfit for God's presence until we are reconciled, washed and cleansed, and made new men in Christ; BY THE WORD OF GOD, not man's words; and certainly not by the easy kind of spurious OTHER Gospel, which is taught today!
  • Bruce
    disciple: I said a lost person doesn't need to know one Word of The Bible to be Saved. Are you saying they need to be a Bible Scholar? The lost come to Christ by The Foolishness of Preaching. The Holy Spirit will tug on Their Heart. Not Knowing One Word of The Bible They can ask Forgiveness. Is He Tugging on Your Heart?

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