Deuteronomy 6:5
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New International Version
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

New Living Translation
And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

English Standard Version
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

King James Bible
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

International Standard Version
You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

NET Bible
You must love the LORD your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.

New Heart English Bible
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

American King James Version
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

World English Bible
and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast loved Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might,
Study Bible
The Greatest Commandment
4"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:37
Jesus declared, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'

Mark 12:30
and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'

Mark 12:33
and to love Him with all your heart and with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself, which is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Luke 10:27
He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' and 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Deuteronomy 4:29
"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Deuteronomy 10:12
"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 11:1
"You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.

Deuteronomy 13:3
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 19:9
if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always-- then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.

Deuteronomy 30:6
"Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

thou shalt

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments …

Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of …

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your …

Mark 12:30,33 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with …

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all …

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his …

God with all

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find …

2 Kings 23:25 And like to him was there no king before him, that turned to the …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

John 14:20,21 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, …

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

(5) With all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.--The word "heart" has been taken both as "thought" and "affection." Hence, perhaps, the four terms, "heart, mind, soul, and strength," which we find in St. Mark 12:30. Bashi says upon the expression "all thy heart"--"with both natures" (the good and evil nature). "With all thy soul" he expounds thus: "Even though He take it (thy life) from thee." And "with all thy might" he paraphrases in a truly practical and characteristic fashion, "With all thy money, for you sometimes find a man whose money is dearer to him than his life (or body)." Or, as an alternative, "in every condition which He allots to thee, whether prosperity or chastisement. And so He says in David, 'I will take the cup of salvation (deliverances), and I will call on the name of the Lord' (Psalm 116:13); and again. 'I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call on the name of the Lord'" (Deuteronomy 6:3-4.) It is an interesting illustration of the passage, though the verbal connection on which it is based will not hold.

Verse 5. - To the one indivisible Jehovah undivided devotion and love are due. Hence the injunction, Thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. The "heart" is the inner nature of the man, including his intellectual, emotional, and cognitive futurities; the "soul" is the personality, the entire self-consciousness; and the" might" is the sum of the energies, bodily and mental. Not by profession merely is Jehovah to be loved; the whole man, body, soul, and spirit, is to be yielded to him in holy and devout affection (cf. Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:33; Luke 10:27; Romans 12:1). The last letter Of the first word, and the last letter of the last word in this verse are larger than the ordinary size (majuscula), and as these two form the word for witness (עד), the Jews say that they are written thus "that every one may know, when he professes the unity of God, that his heart ought to be intent and devoid of every other thought, because God is a witness, and knoweth everything" (R. Bechai, fol. 195, quoted by Michaelis, 'Bib. Heb,' in loc.). And thou shalt love the Lord thy God,.... Which is the first and chief commandment in the law, the sum and substance of the first table of it; and includes in it, or at least has connected with it, knowledge of God, esteem of him, delight in him, faith and trust in him, fear and worship of him, and obedience to him, which when right springs from it. God is to be loved because of the perfections of his nature, and the works of his hand, of nature, providence, and grace; and because of the relations he stands in to men, and especially to his own people; and because of his peculiar love to them; and, indeed, he is to be loved by all men for his care of them, and blessings of goodness bestowed on them; the manner in which this is to be done follows:

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might; with a superlative love, above all creatures whatever; with the whole of the affections of the heart, with great fervency and ardour of spirit, in the sincerity of the soul, and with all the strength of grace a man has, with such love that is as strong as death. Jarchi interprets loving God with all the heart, that is, with thy heart not divided about God, a heart not divided between God and the creature; "all thy might" he interprets of mammon or substance; and, indeed, that is one way in which men may show their love to God, by laying out their substance in his service, and for the support of his cause and interest in the world. Aben Ezra by "the heart" understands knowledge, and by the "soul" the spirit of man that is in his body, and by might perfect love in the heart. 6:4,5 Here is a brief summary of religion, containing the first principles of faith and obedience. Jehovah our God is the only living and true God; he only is God, and he is but One God. Let us not desire to have any other. The three-fold mention of the Divine names, and the plural number of the word translated God, seem plainly to intimate a Trinity of persons, even in this express declaration of the unity of the Godhead. Happy those who have this one Lord for their God. It is better to have one fountain than a thousand cisterns; one all-sufficient God than a thousand insufficient friends. This is the first and great commandment of God's law, that we love him; and that we do all parts of our duty to him from a principle of love; My son, give me thine heart. We are to love God with all our heart, and soul, and might. That is, 1. With a sincere love; not in word and tongue only, but inwardly in truth. 2. With a strong love. He that is our All, must have our all, and none but he. 3. With a superlative love; we must love God above any creature whatever, and love nothing but what we love for him. 4. With an intelligent love. To love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, we must see good cause to love him. 5. With an entire love; he is ONE, our hearts must be united in his love. Oh that this love of God may be shed abroad in our hearts!
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