One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
[c] mt 22:37 This is the first and greatest commandment.
5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5
[d] mt 22:39 And the second is like it:
18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.Leviticus 19:18
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