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 277  The GREAT COMMANDMENT
Matt 22   Mark 12  Luke   
34 But when the Pharisees heard*      
  that he had silenced the Sad'ducees,      
  they came* together.      
35 And one of them, a lawyer,  28  And one of the scribes came* up [see Luke 20:39] 
      and heard* them disputing  
      with one another,  
      and seeing that  
      he answered them well,  
  asked him a question,    asked him,  
  to test him.      
36 "Teacher,      
  which is the great commandment   "Which commandment is the  
  in the law?"   first of all?"   
37** And he said to him, 29** Jesus answered,  

 

    "The first is,  
   

 

`Hear, O Israel:  
      The Lord our God, the Lord is one;    
"You shall love the Lord your God

30

and you shall love the Lord your God

[see Luke 10:27]

  with all your heart,   with all your heart,  
  and with all your soul,   and with all your soul,  
  and with all your mind.   and with all your mind.  
      and with all your strength.'  

38

This is the great      
  and first commandment.      

39**

And a second is like it,

31**

The second is this,  
You shall love your neighbor   `You shall love your neighbor

[see Luke 10:27b]

  as yourself.   as yourself.'  

40

On these two commandments   There is no other commandment  
  depend all the law and the prophets."      
      greater than these."  
   

32

And the scribe said to him,  
      "You are right, Teacher;  
      you have truly said that he is one,  
      and there is no other but he;  
   

33

and to love him with all the heart,  

 

    and with all the understanding,   
      and with all the strength,  
      and to love one's neighbor as oneself,  
      is much more than  
      all whole burnt offerings  
      and sacrifices."  
   

34

And when Jesus saw  
      that he answered wisely,  
      he said to him,  
      "You are not far    
      from the kingdom of God."  
      And after that no one dared  
      to ask him any question.  

 

**Note: These commands are paraphrases of Deut 6:4 and Lev 19:18. Luke  credits this summary to a Torah scholar rather than to Jesus. Compare pericope 178.

Color Code
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order
277   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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