34 Now when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced (muzzled) the Sadducees, they gathered together.35 One of them, a lawyer [an expert in Mosaic Law], asked Jesus a question, to test Him: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37 And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’40 The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
25 And a certain lawyer [an expert in Mosaic Law] stood up to test Him, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”26 Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”27 And he replied, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.”28 Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do thishabituallyand you will live.”
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