Matthew 22:37
New International Version
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'

English Standard Version
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

New American Standard Bible
And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'

King James Bible
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to him, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to him, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

New Heart English Bible
He said to him, "'You are to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “You shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God from all your heart and from all your soul and from all your power and from all your mind.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered him, " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

New American Standard 1977
And He said to him, “ ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

American King James Version
Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Thou shalt love [the] Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God,'" He answered, "'with thy whole heart, thy whole soul, thy whole mind.'

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to him, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding --
Study Bible
The Greatest Commandment
36“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?” 37Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12
"And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Matthew 22:36
"Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?"

Matthew 22:38
This is the first and greatest commandment.

1 John 4:21
And we have this commandment from Him: Whoever loves God must love his brother as well.

Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Deuteronomy 30:6
And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.







Lexicon
[Jesus] declared,
ἔφη (ephē)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.

“‘Love
Ἀγαπήσεις (Agapēseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

[the] Lord
κύριον (kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

God
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
ὅλῃ (holē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

heart
καρδίᾳ (kardia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
ὅλῃ (holē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

soul
ψυχῇ (psychē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
ὅλῃ (holē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

mind.’
διανοίᾳ (dianoia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1271: From dia and nous; deep thought, properly, the faculty, by implication, its exercise.
(37) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.--In St. Mark's report (Mark 12:29) our Lord's answer begins with the Creed of Israel ("Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord"), and so the truth is in its right position as the foundation of the duty. It is significant (1) that the answer comes from the same chapter (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) which supplied our Lord with two out of His three answers to the Tempter (see Notes on Matthew 4:4; Matthew 4:7); and (2) that He does but repeat the answer that had been given before by the "certain lawyer" who stood up tempting Him, in Luke 10:25. In their ethical teaching the Pharisees had grasped the truth intellectually, though they did not realise it in their lives, and our Lord did not shrink, therefore, so far, from identifying His teaching with theirs. Truth was truth, even though it was held by the Pharisees and coupled with hypocrisy.

Verse 37. - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου (Deuteronomy 6:5, from the Septuagint, with some slight variation). Christ enunciates the two great moral precepts of God's Law, not, indeed, stated in these words in the Decalogue, but implied throughout, and forming the basis of true religion. Heart... soul... mind. The Septuagint has "mind, soul, strength." The expressions mean generally that God is to be loved with all our powers and faculties, and that nothing is to be preferred to him. It is difficult to define with any precision the signification of each term used, and much unprofitable labour has been expended in the endeavour to limit their exact sense. "Quum," as Grotius says, "vocum multarum cumulatio nihil quam intensius studium designet." It is usual to explain thus: Heart; which among the Hebrews was considered to be the seat of the understanding, is here considered as the home of the affections and the seat of the will. Soul; the living powers, the animal life. Mind; διαμοίᾳ, intellectual powers. These are to be the seat and abode of the love enjoined. 22:34-40 An interpreter of the law asked our Lord a question, to try, not so much his knowledge, as his judgment. The love of God is the first and great commandment, and the sum of all the commands of the first table. Our love of God must be sincere, not in word and tongue only. All our love is too little to bestow upon him, therefore all the powers of the soul must be engaged for him, and carried out toward him. To love our neighbour as ourselves, is the second great commandment. There is a self-love which is corrupt, and the root of the greatest sins, and it must be put off and mortified; but there is a self-love which is the rule of the greatest duty: we must have a due concern for the welfare of our own souls and bodies. And we must love our neighbour as truly and sincerely as we love ourselves; in many cases we must deny ourselves for the good of others. By these two commandments let our hearts be formed as by a mould.
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