The New Testament
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Mark 12:28Mark 12:34

4. By a Scribe

28 And 1one of the 2scribes approached and heard them 3disputing; and perceiving that He answered them well, he aquestioned Him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29 Jesus answered, The first is: "Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is aone Lord;

30 And you shall alove the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole 1strength.''

31 The second is this: "You shall alove your neighbor as yourself.'' There is no other commandment greater than 1these.

32 And the scribe said to Him, Well said, Teacher; in truth You have said that He is one and there is not another abesides Him;

33 And to love Him from the whole heart and from the whole understanding and from the whole strength and to love one's neighbor as himself is much more than all the burnt aofferings and sacrifices.

34 And Jesus, seeing that he answered intelligently, said to him, You are not far from the akingdom of God. And no one bdared to question Him anymore.