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

  • C
    Vs24-34 The Sadducees try to make Jesus look foolish by citing an incongrous situation arising in the Resurrection. Jesus shows this situation would not happen in the Resurrection because "they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven". He then further verifies the Resurrection with more scripture. You'd think this would make the Pharisees happy but....
  • 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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