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

New Living Translation
This is the first and greatest commandment.

English Standard Version
This is the great and first commandment.

Berean Study Bible
This is the first and greatest commandment.

Berean Literal Bible
This is the great and first commandment.

King James Bible
This is the first and great commandment.

New King James Version
This is the first and great commandment.

New American Standard Bible
This is the great and foremost commandment.

NASB 1995
“This is the great and foremost commandment.

NASB 1977
“This is the great and foremost commandment.

Amplified Bible
This is the first and greatest commandment.

Christian Standard Bible
This is the greatest and most important command.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the greatest and most important command.

American Standard Version
This is the great and first commandment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“This is the great and the first commandment.”

Contemporary English Version
This is the first and most important commandment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the greatest and the first commandment.

English Revised Version
This is the great and first commandment.

Good News Translation
This is the greatest and the most important commandment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the greatest and most important commandment.

International Standard Version
This is the greatest and most important commandment.

Literal Standard Version
this is a first and great command;

NET Bible
This is the first and greatest commandment.

New Heart English Bible
This is the great and first commandment.

Weymouth New Testament
This is the greatest and foremost Commandment.

World English Bible
This is the first and great commandment.

Young's Literal Translation
this is a first and great command;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Greatest Commandment
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. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’…

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.'

Matthew 22:39
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'


Treasury of Scripture

This is the first and great commandment.









Verse 38. - The first and great commandment; or better, the great and first commandment; Vulgate, Hoc est maximum et primum mandatum. Here was a plain answer to the question of the scribe, which no one could gainsay (comp. Luke 10:27). They who repeated daily in their devotions, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord" (see Mark), could not help acknowledging that love of him whom they thus confessed was the chief duty of man - one which was superior to every other obligation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
This
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first
πρώτη (prōtē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

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

greatest
μεγάλη (megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

commandment.
ἐντολή (entolē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.


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