Mark 12:28



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"

King James Version

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

International Standard Version

Then one of the scribes came near and heard the Sadducees arguing with one another. He saw how well Jesus answered them, so he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of them all?"

A Conservative Version

And one of the scholars having come, having heard them disputing, knowing that he had answered them well, he questioned him, Which is the first commandment of all?

American Standard Version

And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?

Amplified

Then one of the scribes came up and listened to them disputing with one another, and, noticing that Jesus answered them fitly and admirably, he asked Him, Which commandment is first and most important of all [ in its nature]?

An Understandable Version

Then one of the experts in the law of Moses [Note: Matt. 22:34 identifies him as being a Pharisee also], came and heard Jesus and the Sadducees discussing together [i.e., the subject of the resurrection], and knowing that Jesus had refuted the Sadducees successfully, asked Him, "Which commandment is foremost, above all the others?"

Anderson New Testament

And one of the scribes came, and heard them reasoning together; and perceiving that he had answered them well, he asked him: Which is the first commandment of all?

Bible in Basic English

And one of the scribes came, and hearing their argument together, and seeing that he had given them a good answer, put the question to him, Which law is the first of all?

Common New Testament

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

One of the Scribes, that had heard their dispute, observing the propriety of his answers, propos'd this question to him, which is the principal commandment of all?

Darby Translation

And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Godbey New Testament

And a certain one of the scribes, hearing them propounding questions, knowing that He answered them beautifully, asked Him, What is the first commandment of all?

Goodspeed New Testament

One of the scribes came up and heard them arguing. He saw that Jesus had answered them well, and he asked him, "Which is the first of all the commands?"

Holman Bible

One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"

John Wesley New Testament

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them disputing together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And one of the scribes came, having heard their dispute and knowing that he had given a good response unto them, asked him, Which is the principal commandment of all?

Julia Smith Translation

And one of the scribes having come, having heard them seeking out together, knowing that he answered them well, asked him, Which is the first command of all?

King James 2000

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And one of the scribes came up [and] heard them debating. [When he] saw that he answered them well, he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"

Modern King James verseion

And coming up one of the scribes heard them reasoning, knowing that He had answered them well, he asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And there came one of the scribes, that had heard them disputing together, and perceived that he had answered them well, and asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?"

Moffatt New Testament

Then a scribe came up, who had listened to the discussion. Knowing Jesus had given them an apt answer, he put this question to him, "What is the chief of all the commands?"

Montgomery New Testament

Just then up came one of the Scribes who had heard them arguing, and realized that Jesus had answered them admirably. "What commandment," he asked, "is the first of all?"

NET Bible

Now one of the experts in the law came and heard them debating. When he saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"

New Heart English Bible

And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Seeing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"

New simplified Bible

One of the other scribes came to him with a question: What commandment is the first of all?

Noyes New Testament

And one of the scribes came up, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which commandment is first of all?

Sawyer New Testament

And one of the scribes coming forward hearing them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, asked him, What commandment is first of all?

The Emphasized Bible

And one of the Scribes, coming near, hearing them discussing, seeing that, well, he had answered them, began to question him - Which is the chief commandment of all?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And one of the scribes coming, and hearing them questioning him, perceiving that he had answered them admirably, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then came up one of the Teachers of the Law who had heard their discussions. Knowing that Jesus had answered them wisely, he asked him this question: "What is the first of all the commandments?"

Webster

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Weymouth New Testament

Then one of the Scribes, who had heard them disputing and well knew that Jesus had given them an answer to the point, and a forcible one, came forward and asked Him, "Which is the chief of all the Commandments?"

Williams New Testament

Then one of the scribes, on hearing them arguing, came up, and since he saw that Jesus had answered them properly, he asked Him, "What sort of command is the first of all commands?"

World English Bible

One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"

Worrell New Testament

And one of the scribes, coming near, hearing them discussing together, knowing that He answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is first of all?"

Worsley New Testament

And one of the scribes, who heard them disputing, seeing that He answered them well, came to Him and asked Him, Which is the chief commandment of all?

Youngs Literal Translation

And one of the scribes having come near, having heard them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, questioned him, 'Which is the first command of all?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

εἷς 
heis 
one , a , other , some , not tr ,
Usage: 188

of the scribes
γραμματεύς 
Grammateus 
Usage: 49

προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come , come to , come unto , go to , go unto , draw near ,
Usage: 79

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313




him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

συζητέω 
Suzeteo 
Usage: 8

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

καλῶς 
Kalos 
well , good , full well , .
Usage: 26

ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ποῖος 
Poios 
Usage: 19

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

the first
πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

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Images Mark 12:28

Context Readings

The Greatest Commandment

27 "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken." 28 One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?" 29 Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;


Cross References

Matthew 22:34-40

But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.

Luke 10:25-28

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 20:39

Some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well."

Matthew 5:19

"Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:18

Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;

Matthew 23:23

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Luke 11:42

"But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.



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