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28One of the legal experts heard their dispute and saw how well Jesus answered them. He came over and asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
29Jesus replied, "The most important one is Israel, listen! Our God is the one Lord, 30and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength.#Deut 6:4-5 31The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself.#Lev 19:18 No other commandment is greater than these."
32The legal expert said to him, "Well said, Teacher. You have truthfully said that God is one and there is no other besides him. 33And to love God with all of the heart, a full understanding, and all of one’s strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself is much more important than all kinds of entirely burned offerings and sacrifices."
34When Jesus saw that he had answered with wisdom, he said to him, "You aren’t far from God’s kingdom." After that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.
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