Bible: Matt 22:33-46

22:33 When the crowds heard this, they were amazed at his teaching.

The Greatest Commandment

22:34 Now when the Pharisees 1  heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, 2  they assembled together. 3  22:35 And one of them, an expert in religious law, 4  asked him a question to test 5  him: 22:36 Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest? 6  22:37 Jesus 7  said to him, “‘Love 8  the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 9  22:38 This is the first and greatest 10  commandment. 22:39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 11  22:40 All the law and the prophets depend 12  on these two commandments.”

The Messiah: David’s Son and Lord

22:41 While 13  the Pharisees 14  were assembled, Jesus asked them a question: 15  22:42 What do you think about the Christ? 16  Whose son is he?” They said, “The son of David.” 17  22:43 He said to them, “How then does David by the Spirit call him ‘Lord,’ saying,

22:44The Lord said to my lord, 18 

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet’? 19 

22:45 If David then calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son? 20  22:46 No one 21  was able to answer him a word, and from that day on no one dared to question him any longer.

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